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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 10:31 PM   #1
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Fed Cup 2009

After the incredible 12 years(i think) survival in the World group, our heroines () are to play in February in Estonia within the Euro/African zone I, together with 15 other countries (Austria, Belarus, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, Great Britain, Hungary, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden).
The teams will be divided in groups and it will really be hard for anyone to promote (back)into the World group.

What is funny is that our team is the best ranked of all above mentioned (19.) and that we are, as far as I saw on some foreign portals, declared as one of favorites

Well, we are in better position with players than it was case in last years, but can hello, potential rivals are Radwanskas, Wozniacki, Kanepi, Szavay, Paszek, Cirstea, Azarenka etc...).

I would call only Sprem and Martic in team (and eventually Savic), since there is no other player capable of playing (with all due respect)... But question remains, who will Prpa invite and who will accept to play...

So, what do you think ?
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Old Jan 6th, 2009, 10:49 PM   #2
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Re: Fed Cup 2009

Kostanic deserved to be called, but I would let her play only maybe doubles. Besides her I would could Sprem, Martic and Savic..
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 03:06 AM   #3
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Re: Fed Cup 2009

We aren't going to qualify. If I were Prpic, I'd call Martic, Tinjic, Tomljanovic, and Mrdeza to give them some experience and maybe make a real player out of at least one of them in the future.
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 12:27 PM   #4
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Re: Fed Cup 2009

Definitely Sprem, Martic and Savic, and the fourth girl maybe Tomljanovic or the girl who played doubles with Karolina when we beat Argentina, Mezak i think!
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Old Jan 7th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #5
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Re: Fed Cup 2009

Kostanic, Martic, Savic and Jurak (cause she and Kostanic would make a really good doubles team).

Pandzic is currently out of form, Sprem plays good once a month (sorry, couldn't resist), Mamic once a year, Ozegovic is out of this planet at the moment, Vrljic hasn't played much lately, Lucic did (no other comment necessary), Abramovic seems to have some injury issues and so on.

Hope they postpone Fed Cup until next year
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Re: Fed Cup 2009

I'd choose:
-Kostanic Tosic
-Sprem
-Mamic
-Savic
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Re: Fed Cup 2009

Offical nominations:
Croatia

Jelena Kostanic Tosic
Sanda Mamic
Petra Martic
Ana Vrljic
Captain: Goran Prpic
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Re: Fed Cup 2009

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Offical nominations:
Croatia

Jelena Kostanic Tosic
Sanda Mamic
Petra Martic
Ana Vrljic
Captain: Goran Prpic



Mamic and Vrljic

We'll delegate directly into the Balkan zone VIII
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Old Jan 26th, 2009, 09:36 PM   #9
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Mamic and Vrljic

We'll delegate directly into the Balkan zone VIII
Greece is already there
I have no idea why we always have unranked players play, when there are so many ranked players (e.g.Kontratevidi, Fafaliou, Daniilidou, Papamichail) who don't play
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Re: Fed Cup 2009

no sprem
martic is gonna have to have a great week and kostanic must be solid in doubles just for us to have a chance of staying in the zone
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Old Jan 27th, 2009, 08:46 AM   #11
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Sanda is losing on 10k in R1, she is totally out of form
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Old Jan 28th, 2009, 10:13 AM   #12
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Re: Fed Cup 2009

i think the best choice will be sprem, kostnaic, martic and ???
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Old Feb 3rd, 2009, 01:25 PM   #13
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Re: Fed Cup 2009

We are in the group with Bulgaria and Estonia

Bye-bye Euro zone I

here we come Euro zone II
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Old Feb 4th, 2009, 10:24 PM   #14
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We are in the group with Bulgaria and Estonia

Bye-bye Euro zone I

here we come Euro zone II
Not so sure about that. We should be able to beat Bulgaria. Yes, they have Pironkova, but that's their only player in the top #400. If we win, we get to stay in zone I for one more year.

By the way, it's not just Euro, it's Euro/Africa...
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Old Feb 5th, 2009, 06:38 PM   #15
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Re: Fed Cup 2009

Martic lost to Ani in 3sets (ofcourse)
Mamic lost to Kanepi 6:3 6:0

What's with Kostanic?!? Maybe she would get one game more
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