Originally Posted by joeh37
I understand the Russian injury troubles. But I seriously thing Sergei needs his head checking.
To accept that they aren't going to win is terrible. You're in the final anything can happen.
The team selection is diabolical. I don't know why Vera Dushevina was overlooked. I understand building for the future. But Vera has at least competed at high levels. IrinaK and Gasparyn are virtually juniors, and have never even played in a slam.
Also they aren't even particularly good the real future for Russia seems to be Kan. I think she should have been selected.
Panova also a dreadful pick, Bratchikova would have been better in my eyes. But honestly that would be like the Americans picking Julia Cohen.
I still wish Russia the best of look. But if the losses for the youngsters are humiliating it may hamper their careers rather than boost them.
Russian's have another one on the way. Barnstable 75k QF Marta Sirotkina just put Alison Riske back in her box 6-4 6-2