Our Girls are playing against Slovakia this weekend in the Omnidrome in Apeldoorn
They play against Slovakia whom are playing without Cibulkova and Cepelova.
Remarkable detail: Paul Haarhuis has selected Rus to play the 2nd single over Richel.
13:00 Kiki Bertens vs. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova
Arantxa Rus vs. Magdalena Rybarikova
13:00 Kiki Bertens vs. Magdalena Rybarikova
Arantxa Rus vs. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova
Richel Hogenkamp/Michaella Krajicek vs. Magdalena Rybarikova/Anna Karolina Schmiedlova
I'd reckon Richel will be quite disappointed Haarhuis has not selected her for the singles matches, regarding her rise up the rankings and her good results in Australia. On the other hand, I get Haarhuis' choice for Arantxa, she is experienced in Fed Cup and plays well in Fed Cup and she plays well on clay. She has had mixed results though in the first weeks of 2015. And I honestly like to watch Arantxa a bit more than Richel, just fancy her game (if she plays well
And it's been a while since I've seen her play.
All in all I think we have a shot at this meeting, I think a lot will depend on Kiki to win her singles matches. If she manages to get 2 wins, the odds are definitely in our favor.