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2016 Europe/Africa Group I

Dates: 3-6 February 2016
Venue: Municipal Tennis Centre
City: Eilat, Israel
Surface: Hard court - outdoor


Format

Round-robin basis. Two pools of three nations and two pools of four nations (Pools A, B, C and D).

The winner of Pool A will play-off against the winner of Pool C and the winner of Pool B will play-off against the winner of Pool D to determine which two nations will advance to the World Group II play-offs.

The bottom-placed nations in Pool A and Pool B will play-off against the bottom-placed nations in Pool C and Pool D to determine which two nations will be relegated to Europe/Africa Zone Group II in 2017.

Two promoted.
Two relegated.


TEAMS

Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Estonia
Georgia
Great Britain
Hungary
Israel
Latvia
Portugal
South Africa
Sweden
Turkey
Ukraine

Winter Is Coming

"Fine words." Tyrion was unimpressed. "Words are wind. Who is this bloody savior?"
"A dragon." The cheesemonger saw the look on his face at that, and laughed. "A dragon with three heads."
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Re: 2016 Europe/Africa Group I

Team Hungary


Jani, Réka (233)
Gálfi, Dalma (334)
Bondár, Anna (388)
Stollár, Fanny (529)




Babos won't play.

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"A dragon." The cheesemonger saw the look on his face at that, and laughed. "A dragon with three heads."
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Re: 2016 Europe/Africa Group I

Go team Belgium

For Belgium I only know that Ysaline Bonaventure has been selected - she confirmed it in an interview in a local newspaper.
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Re: 2016 Europe/Africa Group I

Wickmayer, Van Uytvanck, Mestach & Bonaventure will play for the Belgian team.

Source: Flipkens past voor Fed Cup-toernooi in Israël
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Re: 2016 Europe/Africa Group I

Ukraine, Great Britain, Estonia amd Latvia should do well if all their top players play there
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Re: 2016 Europe/Africa Group I

Teams

Belgium - Yanina Wickmayer, Alison Van Uytvanck, An-Sophie Mestach, Ysaline Bonaventure
Bulgaria - Tsvetana Pironkova, Elitsa Kostova, Isabella Shinikova, Dia Evtimova
Croatia - Ana Konjuh, Donna Vekic, Petra Martic, Darija Jurak
Estonia - Anett Kontaveit, Kaia Kanepi, Valeria Gorlats, Maileen Nuudi
Georgia - Sofia Shapatava, Ekaterine Gorgodze, Sofia Kvatsabaia, Oksana Kalashnikova
Great Britain - Johanna Konta, Heather Watson, Anna Smith, Jocelyn Rae
Hungary - Reka-Luca Jani, Dalma Galfi, Anna Bondar, Fanny Stollar
Israel - Julia Glushko, Shahar Peer, Alona Pushkarevsky, Shelly Krolitzky
Latvia - Jelena Ostapenko, Diana Marcinkevica, Darta-Elizabete Emulina, Anna Ozerova
Portgual - Michelle Larcher de Brito, Ines Murta, Barbara Luz, Maria Joao Koehler
South Africa - Chanel Simmonds, Ilze Hattingh, Madrie Le Roux, Michelle Sammons
Sweden - Rebecca Peterson, Susanne Celik, Jacqueline Cabaj Awad, Cornelia Lister
Turkey - Cagla Buyukakcay, Ipek Soylu, Basak Eraydin, Pemra Ozgen
Ukraine - Elina Svitolina, Lesia Tsurenko, Kateryna Bondarenko, Olga Savchuk
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Re: 2016 Europe/Africa Group I

Ukraine 😍
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Re: 2016 Europe/Africa Group I

Belgium and UK will qualify
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Re: 2016 Europe/Africa Group I

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Belgium and UK will qualify
I think it will depend of the draw and the form of our players. I can see Belgium losing to Croatia, Ukraine, Georgia or Estonia for instance, especially if one of them has a bad day or the others a good day. Most of them are inconsistent as hell against people close to their rank.
However if they have a good day, they can beat all of them.. There are some solid doubles combo's in there and if Alison or Wickmayer play their singles well they are good enough to beat these sort of players. I think it will all come down to confidence levels for the Belgian players.
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Belgium and UK will qualify
Why not Ukraine? 3 players in TOP-100!
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Re: 2016 Europe/Africa Group I

Why does Sevastova not play
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Really good players here

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Re: 2016 Europe/Africa Group I

Draw

POOL A
Sweden - Rebecca Peterson, Susanne Celik, Jacqueline Cabaj Awad, Cornelia Lister
Ukraine - Elina Svitolina, Lesia Tsurenko, Kateryna Bondarenko, Olga Savchuk
Portgual - Michelle Larcher de Brito, Ines Murta, Barbara Luz, Maria Joao Koehler

POOL B
Great Britain - Johanna Konta, Heather Watson, Anna Smith, Jocelyn Rae
Georgia - Sofia Shapatava, Ekaterine Gorgodze, Sofia Kvatsabaia, Oksana Kalashnikova
South Africa - Chanel Simmonds, Ilze Hattingh, Madrie Le Roux, Michelle Sammons

POOL C
Croatia - Ana Konjuh, Donna Vekic, Petra Martic, Darija Jurak
Turkey - Cagla Buyukakcay, Ipek Soylu, Basak Eraydin, Pemra Ozgen
Estonia - Anett Kontaveit, Kaia Kanepi, Valeria Gorlats, Maileen Nuudi
Israel - Julia Glushko, Shahar Peer, Alona Pushkarevsky, Shelly Krolitzky

POOL D
Hungary - Reka-Luca Jani, Dalma Galfi, Anna Bondar, Fanny Stollar
Belgium - Yanina Wickmayer, Alison Van Uytvanck, An-Sophie Mestach, Ysaline Bonaventure
Bulgaria - Tsvetana Pironkova, Elitsa Kostova, Isabella Shinikova, Dia Evtimova
Latvia - Jelena Ostapenko, Diana Marcinkevica, Darta-Elizabete Emulina, Anna Ozerova
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Re: 2016 Europe/Africa Group I

Poor Sweden
I wish Latvia can win at least one tie.
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Poor Sweden
I wish Latvia can win at least one tie.
Unlikely but I guess their chance is against an lesser experienced Hungary
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