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Old Feb 27th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #31
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Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - On to Czech Rep. for the Semis - Venue announced

I hope for Venus, Beth, Jill and Liezel.
If Meghann is healthy any time soon, and if we make the finals, I want her so badly to Fed Cup after her valiant effort in 2003
It might be hard courts indoors, they didn't say on Fedcup.com But if they didn't choose clay they are dumb
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Old Feb 27th, 2009, 11:09 PM   #32
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Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - On to Czech Rep. for the Semis - Venue announced

If I was captain, I'd first call up:
-Venus
-Serena
-Liezel
-Beth

If WS say no, then I'd call up Jill Craybas and Vania King/Melanie Oudin. Vania is so close to the top 100 again
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Old Feb 27th, 2009, 11:18 PM   #33
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Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - On to Czech Rep. for the Semis - Venue announced

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must be clay
We just need one WS...
Our 'dream team' would be:
-Venus
-Serena
-Beth
-Liezel

I'm just asking for:
-Vee or Ree
-Beth
-Liezel
-King? Oudin? Craybas? Ditty?


Whoever the best claycourter after WS, Beth and Huber(doubles) should play. Who is that?

Hopefully we can get the above team, I think would be the best choice in doubles to pair with Liz. Although i think any of the 4 alts could pair well with Liz. =)
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Old Feb 27th, 2009, 11:28 PM   #34
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Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - On to Czech Rep. for the Semis - Venue announced

I'd probably choose Craybas over the other three based on experience
Also King is really good and is especially great in doubles. Ditty has the least experience, as she is very close to her peak
Oudin has a lot of potential.

Also, we will always complain. Everyone is complaining all the time. I'm sure the Russians want Krasnoroutskaya, Kournikova and Myskina to have played more. They want Kirilenko, Chakvetadze and Sharapova to rise up the ranks. They want more slams. The Spaniards want CSN to rise up the ranks. The Italians want Italian players to play really good and not just in FC. The Greeks are just asking for 1 top 200 player. The Bulgarians want someone to step it up in FC now that they just have Pironkova. The Czechs want Vaidisova back. Everyone is complaining and ALWAYS will want more, but this is a crisis for the U.S. now
We need the juniors to breakthrough and the 'veterans' to get back in the top 100 ASAP
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Old Feb 28th, 2009, 12:15 AM   #35
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Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - On to Czech Rep. for the Semis - Venue announced

My choices:
1. Venus
2. Serena
3. Bethanie
4. Liezel
5. Vania (Doubles)
6. Craybas
7. Oudin

Mel doesn't have enough experience on clay. She'll get there though.
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Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - On to Czech Rep. for the Semis - Venue announced

Welcome back Beth....you better play Fed Cup
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Old Mar 14th, 2009, 02:00 AM   #37
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Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - On to Czech Rep. for the Semis - Venue announced

So as I stated before, our dream team could be:
-Vee
-Ree
-Beth
-Huber

I think that Vee and Ree may play, as they should be in Europe at the time for Stuttgart, Rome, Madrid, Paris, Warsaw and the other European clay court tourneys
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Old Mar 28th, 2009, 10:31 PM   #38
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Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - On to Czech Rep. for the Semis - Venue announced

surface still not finalized
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Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - On to Czech Rep. for the Semis - Venue announced

On Beth's site, FC is in her schedule
And obviously Liezel will play
I'm worried though. Will Vee and/or Ree play??
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Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - On to Czech Rep. for the Semis - Venue announced

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On Beth's site, FC is in her schedule
And obviously Liezel will play
I'm worried though. Will Vee and/or Ree play??

Beth, Liz, Mel and Venus ?? We should know for sure any day now
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Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - On to Czech Rep. for the Semis - Venue announced

MJF will most likely be commentating for Charleston Thursday, and the team should be announced by then, so she may tell us if she got Venus. Serena is a NO. Venus is still in the air, she really should try to persuade her, but I doubt Venus wants to keep switching surfaces.
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Old Apr 15th, 2009, 03:14 PM   #42
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Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - On to Czech Rep. for the Semis - Venue announced

Mel will probably be on the team after her run here in Charleston. MJF will be pleased
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Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - On to Czech Rep. for the Semis - Venue announced

MJF is announcing today. ESPN all but confirmed that Venus would not be on the team (no real surprise)

Certainly expecting to see Bethanie, Melanie, and Leizel. Would it be too much to ask to see someone we don't ever hear discussed in this conversation like Shenay or Lepchenko?
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Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - On to Czech Rep. for the Semis - Venue announced

http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/ten...ory?id=4069966
Czech team:
Iveta Benesova
Petra Kvitova
Lucie Safarova
Kveta Peschke

The 4th member of our team will probably be Alexa or Jill. Sadly alwayshingis is right, looks like no Venus
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Re: Team USA's Fed Cup Thread - On to Czech Rep. for the Semis - Venue announced

Fed Cup Website shows US Team!

Bethanie Mattek-Sands, Liezel Huber, Melanie Oudin, Alexa Glatch.

Probably chose Alexa as the 4th player because it's indoor hardcourts.
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