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Old Feb 9th, 2013, 09:34 AM   #61
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Yeah but shoulder injuries don't normally improve so dramatically with the trainer...got to think a little bit of it was mental. She was barely winning points at the end of the first set. Then comes out and cruises past Arn. I would have been impressed with 2&1 for a fully fit Laura, to do it after having treatment for a shoulder injury is very surprising.

Let's hope it isn't too bad, guess she'll be out of Doha tho.

C'mon Hev finish Babos off!
Do you think she'll be out??

I think she still might play, but we'll see anyway.
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Old Feb 9th, 2013, 09:56 AM   #62
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The treatment obviously helped her- thank god

Looks like Heather's going to get the win as well!

Is there any way we could not win this group providing Heather wins? It looks like we'd play Bulgaria in the play offs, which is winnable.
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Do you think she'll be out??

I think she still might play, but we'll see anyway.
Depends how bad it is...perhaps looking not as bad as first thought. Have to see what she says in press. One quote on twitter so far: 'After first set I thought this cant get any worse, I regrouped and played better in the 2nd and 3rd sets.' Doesn't tell us much.

If she just played rubbish then brilliant! If there is a shoulder issue tho better to give it a weeks rest and just play Dubai? We'll see.
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Is there any way we could not win this group providing Heather wins? It looks like we'd play Bulgaria in the play offs, which is winnable.
Nope, if Hev wins we're through to play Bulgaria. Be interesting, their second player is weak but Pironkova is playing well.

Hev 2 points away from the win....
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Re: Fed Cup 2013 (GO TEAM GB!)

well done to Heather and Laura, should they even bother with the doubles match? can't they forfeit it or something? they've won the group regardless of what happens in that match and it might tire Laura and Heather out and they should probably be in top shope when they go up against Bulgaria tomorrow.
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Congrats, Babos had treatment for a blister apparently which hindered her slightly. But still great win for Hev, good way to bounce back from yesterday. Judy totally knows what she's doing

So Bulgaria up next...can we go one better than last year?
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Congrats, Babos had treatment for a blister apparently which hindered her slightly. But still great win for Hev, good way to bounce back from yesterday. Judy totally knows what she's doing

So Bulgaria up next...can we go one better than last year?
We won the play off last year against Austria

It was the World Group II play off we lost.
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Seems like Konta WILL be playing doubles with Laura. NOT Heather!
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We won the play off last year against Austria

It was the World Group II play off we lost.
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Seems like Konta WILL be playing doubles with Laura. NOT Heather!
Yeah surprising, good sign tho? No way she would play unless fully fit...
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well done to Heather and Laura, should they even bother with the doubles match? can't they forfeit it or something? they've won the group regardless of what happens in that match and it might tire Laura and Heather out and they should probably be in top shope when they go up against Bulgaria tomorrow.
No because you get points for each win and it matters for seeding.


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I would have thought Jo and Anne would just play the doubles But it must mean that Laura is physically fine.

I'm fairly confident about tomorrow. Going up 2-0 is not inconceivable but if it was to go to doubles, I'd be more willing to back our girls than Bulgaria.
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I'm fairly confident about tomorrow. Going up 2-0 is not inconceivable but if it was to go to doubles, I'd be more willing to back our girls than Bulgaria.
Yeah, any of our team should beat their number 2 singles player whoever they put out. Pironkova will be tough, expect a loss, but we should be able to wrap up the doubles...although after the craziness of today who knows?
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I would have thought Jo and Anne would just play the doubles But it must mean that Laura is physically fine.

I'm fairly confident about tomorrow. Going up 2-0 is not inconceivable but if it was to go to doubles, I'd be more willing to back our girls than Bulgaria.
Is Anne injured ? Or she didn't train for doubles ? I would have thought too that she will play along Konta.

I am fairly confident about tomorrow too


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Re: Fed Cup 2013 (GO TEAM GB!)

Laura and Jo lose the doubles 4-6 6-2 2-6 to finish off the day, GB def Hungry 2-1.

I assume Hev and Laura would be our first choice doubles team if it comes down to it.
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