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Old Jun 5th, 2012, 07:20 PM   #481
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Prague to host Fed Cup Final

The Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final between Czech Republic and Serbia on 3-4 November will be played on an indoor hard court at The O2 Arena in Prague, the ITF has announced today.

This will be the first ever Fed Cup tie to be played at The O2 Arena, although the multi-purpose venue has hosted Davis Cup ties in 2007 and 2012, the latter being this year's World Group quarterfinal clash between the same two nations.

The O2 Arena, formerly known as the Sazka Arena, was built in time to stage the World Ice Hockey Championships in 2004 and has since held major sporting events for ice hockey, basketball and floorball.

The venue has also welcomed some of the world’s biggest music acts spanning many eras. The likes of Elton John, Bob Dylan, Tina Turner, Sting, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Coldplay, Rihanna, Black Eyed Peas and Lady Gaga have all performed at The O2 Arena.

Defending champions Czech Republic are through to the Fed Cup Final for the second straight year after a 4-1 home victory over Italy, while Serbia reached this stage of the competition for the first time in their history with a 3-2 away win against Russia.

This will be the first Fed Cup meeting between Czech Republic and Serbia as independent nations. However, they have met three times when playing under the flags of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia with the Czechs winning on all three occasions.

The O2 Arena will boast a capacity of nearly 11,000 seats for the Fed Cup Final with ticket details being announced in due course.
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Old Jun 5th, 2012, 09:14 PM   #482
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Let's draw Japan! Dolonts and Krunic would win comprehensively.
Anyways, I hate when I hear that we lost almost everything as Yugoslavia - whoever we face nowadays, they always have to mention those awkwards head-to-heads against other nations. That's why we have to dismantle one by one these days.
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Fed Cup ‏@FedCup

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Slovakia again, but I don't care about the next year if we win this November. We won't have a team next year.
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Fed Cup final: CZE def. SRB 3-1

Jelena and Ana lost against a strong Czech team. Better luck next year
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http://www.fedcup.com/en/news/articl...th-heaven.aspx

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PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: Lucie Safarova led her team to victory on the second day of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final after defeating Jelena Jankovic 61 61 in front of a full house at the O2 Arena.

In the first rubber of the day Kvitova was outgunned by an inspired Ana Ivanovic to give the visitors a glimmer of hope but Safarova carried her good form from yesterday into the fourth rubber to ensure the Czechs won their seventh Fed Cup title overall.

The victory moves the Eastern European nation into joint-second alongside Australia for the most Fed Cup titles and cements their place as the No. 1 team in the competition having also won the title in 2011.

“Here at home in this type of crowd, it’s indescribable, it’s an amazing feeling,” said Safarova, who clinched the decisive point in a Fed Cup tie for the first time in her career by playing out of her skin against Jankovic.

“There are so many emotions and happiness and that is the feeling we are practicing for every day, even if you’re not in the mood to work,” she added.

Captain Petr Pala, who collected the trophy from ITF President Francesco Ricci Bitti spoke to the crowd after the match and thanked the Serbian team and wished them well for the future.

Pala made special mention of the home fans, who have cheered every point and made this final one to remember. “It’s phenomenal,” he said. “The crowd is amazing, they deserve it too.”

For the Serbians it was a difficult day at the office. Ivanovic gave her team hope of an unlikely comeback after playing unbelievably well against Kvitova to win 63 75 in one hour 47 minutes – the longest match of the weekend.

“To give a whole point to our team was just amazing,” she said. “It was a really good quality match. “I knew I was going to play better today because I got that experience yesterday.”

For Kvitova it was a step too far on her return from illness. “I didn’t have a lot of energy and it was obvious on the court. I tried to play only for a few shots, I couldn’t play for longer, and that’s why I started to have mistakes.”

And any hope of taking the tie into a decisive fifth rubber was extinguished by Lucie Safarova, who from the outset dominated Jankovic with cleanly struck groundstrokes.

Safarova celebrated by performing an impromptu rendition of a dance that went viral on the internet with Andrea Hlavackova earlier this week. The pair had obviously choreographed a victory jig to Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe and they brought the house down with their on-court shenanigans.

Prague will be a party town tonight and the fans will be hoping for more of the same in two weeks’ time when the Czech men take on Spain at the same venue in the Davis Cup by BNP Paribas Final.

For now we can reflect on the wonderful culmination to another fine year of Fed Cup action and look forward to seeing you in 2013.
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Srecno devojke

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Old Feb 11th, 2013, 02:07 PM   #488
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WG 1: SVK def. SRB 3-1

Out in R1. Dream of the final is already over. Cepelova beat Jovanovski in an epic match 11-9 in 3rd set. Hantuchova won both her matches. Serbia needs Jelena and Ana badly.
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http://www.fedcup.com/en/news/151252.aspx

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Seeds set for 2014 Fed Cup draw

The ITF has announced the seeds for the 2014 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas draw, which takes place in Paris on Wednesday.

The draw will be held at the offices of BNP Paribas in Paris on 10 July at 19:00 local time (17:00 GMT) and will be streamed live on FedCup.com so you can follow all of the action as it unfolds.

The 2013 finalists are automatically the top two seeds in the 2014 World Group, while the remaining seeds are based on the latest ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking of 22 April 2013.

The four seeded nations in the 2014 World Group are:

- Italy (1)
- Russia (2)
- Czech Republic (3)
- Slovak Republic (4)

Each of the seeds will be drawn against one of the following unseeded nations:

- Australia
- Germany
- Spain
- USA

The four seeded nations in the 2014 World Group II are:

- Serbia (1)
- Japan (2)
- Sweden (3)
- Switzerland (4)

Each of the seeds will be drawn against one of the following unseeded nations:

- Argentina
- Canada
- France
- Poland
Hope for Argentina or Canada. Please not France or Poland
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Canada! Our girls are guests.
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Canada is the perfect draw !

I really hope Jelena and Ana will play. Then Serbia will win
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^ hope so!!
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At least one of them
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I don't think Jelena's playing FC ever again, but Ana may agree.
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Jelena announced her retirement from Fed Cup
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