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Old Oct 2nd, 2008, 04:07 PM   #1
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Perth To Host 2009 Fed Cup

http://www.foxsports.com.au/story/0,...-23216,00.html

CASEY Dellacqua, Jessica Moore and Samantha Stosur are all set to descend on Perth next February after the city was announced as the host of the 2009 Asia/Oceania Zonal tennis Fed Cup.
The four-day tournament will showcase the top female players from 16 Asia Pacific countries and victory would give Australia the chance to climb out of the zonals and into the Fed Cup's top 16 teams.

After relegation from World Group II in 2007, Australia finished fourth in 2008 in Asia/Oceania Zone Group I and remains there for 2009.

Australia will compete in Group I against Chinese Taipei, India, Indonesia, Korea, New Zealand, Thailand and Uzbekistan.

Group II will be finalised closer to the tie date but the current countries listed are Hong Kong, China, Iran, Kazakhstan, Pacific Oceania, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Syria and Turkmenistan.

Australia, with seven Fed Cup titles to their name, ranks second only to the USA (17) but has not won a title since 1974.

Rennae Stubbs, Alicia Molik, Dellacqua and Moore represented Australia last year but Molik has since retired.

“The girls will put on an excellent show as they will really want to win in order to make it to the World Group II Playoffs,” Fed Cup captain David Taylor said.

“The team was really unlucky last year. We were struck down by injuries to leading players at a time when it looked like we had a fantastic chance of breaking back into the World Group II pool.”

The event will be held at the State Tennis Centre in Burswood from February 4-7.

Meanwhile, Germany have become the fourth country confirmed for January's Hopman Cup in Perth, with former world No.4 Nicolas Kiefer set to partner rising star Sabine Lisicki.

Kiefer, currently ranked 25 in the world, recently knocked over top-10 players James Blake and Nikolay Davydenko at the Canadian Masters Series.

He also defeated Frenchman Gilles Simon and Mardy Fish en route to the final, which he lost to world No.1 Rafael Nadal.

Lisicki, 19, has surged up the rankings to 64 this year and showed her potential at the Australian Open, where she defeated then world No.16 Dinara Safina, who has since climbed to third in the rankings.

Germany joins France (Alize Cornet and Simon), Australia (Dellacqua and Lleyton Hewitt) and Russia (Safina and Marat Safin) in the eight nation field.

The tournament takes place from January 3-9.

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Old Oct 3rd, 2008, 11:15 PM   #2
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Re: Perth To Host 2009 Fed Cup

Good luck to the girls.
With Samantha Stosur back in the team, along with Casey Dellacqua, Jessica Moore and either Renae Stubbs/Jelena Dokic, there is no way that Australia should lose this tie, especially if we have home court advantage.

The girls will do Australia proud
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I'm so happy it's in Perth

I'll definetly be going
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Old Oct 4th, 2008, 09:59 AM   #4
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it should be an interesting tourny... all top players from all countries participating should turn up because they are already in the country - so injury could really be the only excuse.

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This is great news. I will be going over for it
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I'm so happy for Sam!She's back on the team
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I might be going...basically is a ticket just a ground pass?
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Nominations:
ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP I


Venue: State Tennis Center, Perth, Australia

Australia
Samantha Stosur
Casey Dellacqua
Jelena Dokic
Rennae Stubbs
Captain: David Taylor

Chinese Taipei
Yung Jan Chan
Su-Wei Hsieh
Chin-Wei Chan
Chia-Jung Chuang
Captain: Shi-Ting Wang

Indonesia
Sandy Gumulya
Ayu Fani Damayanti
Lavinia Tananta
Jessy Rompies
Captain: Suzanna Anggarkusuma

Thailand
Tamarine Tanasugarn
Suchanun Viratprasert
Noppawan Lertcheewakarn
Varatchaya Wongteanchai
Captain: Virat Baerrohm

Uzbekistan
Akgul Amanmuradova
Vlada Ekshibarova
Albina Khabibulina
Alexandra Kolesnichenko
Captain: Dmitriy Tomashevich

India
Sania Mirza
Ankita Bhambri
Sanaa Bhambri
Rushmi Chakravarthi
Captain: Enrico Piperno

New Zealand
Marina Erakovic
Sacha Jones
Ellen Barry
Kairangi Vano
Captain: Marcel Voss

Korea
Ye-Ra Lee
Jin-A Lee
Kyung Mi Chang
Min-Hwa Yu
Captain: Il-Soon Kim
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ASIA/OCEANIA ZONE GROUP II


Venue: State Tennis Center, Perth, Australia

Kazakhstan
Yaroslava Shvedova
Galina Voskoboeva
Zarina Diyas
Valentina Starkova
Captain: Madina Rakhim

Hong Kong China
Ling Zhang
Zi Jun Yang
Pui Wing Sher
Ho Ching Wu
Captain: Yat Wai Venant Shum

Iran
Madona Najarian
Ani Nazari
Ghazaleh Torkaman
Captain: Shadi Tabatabaei

Singapore
Li Yun “Stefanie” Tan
Celina Cassandra Goetti
Si Ying Julienne Keong
Hui Carolyn Ann Lim
Captain: Daniel Heryanta Dewandaka
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Australia has to qualify this time The lone other contender is Chinese Taipei, but they got small chances. Kazakhstan should clearly qualify to Zone Group I
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australia really should not have any troubles this year... much stronger than any other teams
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Kazakhstan should walk their zone if not
even 3xZarina Diyas would do it
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is dokic going to be playing singles?? thanks
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It's not known yet, will be known once it starts
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is dokic going to be playing singles?? thanks
You would have to think so unless her ankle or fatigue is a problem. Casey on from would struggle to knock both Jelena and Sam of singles as the "A Team"

However Sam is also on "A Team" for doubles, with Stubbies

So I would think that Aus will mix it around quite a bit being a round robin, based on fatigue and the best match ups.

But I am just guessing. For all we know Stubbs will play the singles


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I might be going...basically is a ticket just a ground pass?
Pretty much. No reserved seating. They have put up temporary to make a "centre court". All days start at 11am with doors opening at 1030am. For local Trains will be stopping at Ascot between 10am-6pm (as much as you can trust Transperth to remember though) Tickets are on sale from Ticketek and are pretty cheap. About $20 for Wed-Fri then $25 for the final. I just bought a couple for each day!!



Does anyone know when the draw takes place. I am hoping we can get India, Chinese Taipei, Thailand and Aus in the same group (wont happen though) I think this has the possibility to create the best match ups

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