Re: Fed Cup Final - Belarus vs USA - the Arena
Can anybody remember back in 1999 where Belarus played in Holland? , I found this info, but would like to find all my pics from there also!
From July 20th, Natasha and her Fed Cup teammates will be battling for the final place in World Group I next year. The Fed Cup World Group Qualification event will be held at the Amsterdam university sports complex (in the Netherlands).
Belarus is seeded no. 1 and will play in Group A with Japan, Netherlands and Slovenia. The countries playing in Group B are Australia, Romania, Argentina and Taiwan. Natasha is the playing captain of the Belarus team!
Day 1: Belarus 3 - Slovenia 0
Olga Barabanschikova - Tina Pisnik 4-6, 6-3, 6-1
Natasha Zvereva - Katarina Srebotnik 7-5, 6-0
Natasha & Olga - Katarina Srebotnik/Tina Kirzan 3-6, 6-3, 6-1
Day 2: Belarus 0 - Netherlands 3
Olga Barabanschikova - Miriam Oremans 4-6, 6-4, 5-7
Natasha Zvereva - Kristie Boogert 4-6, 4-6
Titiana Poutcheck/Nadejda Ostrovskaya - Manon Bollegraf/Caroline Vis 2-6, 2-6
This match had to be played indoors because of rain.
Day 3: Belarus 2 - Japan 0
Olga Barabanschikova- Yuka Yoshida 6-4, 5-7, 10-8
Natasha Zvereva - Shinobu Asagoe 5-7, 6-3, 7-5
Remaining doubles match was not played
Olga's match lasted 3.5 hours, Natasha's match took 3 hours.
Because of Belarus' loss to Netherlands, Belarus didn't make the finals and will have to play in the Euro-African Zone next year.