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No martic,no vekic next week.While Konjuh is injured...
Oh yeah ,I almost forgot Fett is missing also... So,we have atm lukas,jurak ,biskic and boskovic.I guess we will pray BBB lukas for one point in singles and search for dbs point with jurak and boskovic IMO,boskovic is good potential in dbs tbh,should give her chance.

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Serbia couldn't find a replacement for injured Jorović (everybody refused ), so they're going to Tallinn with only 3 players - Radanović, Danilović, Marinković.
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Georgia better not find a way to lose all 3 matches. Couldn't have possibly gotten an easier draw to stay in the group.
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I disagree. Obviously it's a massive bonus for GB but it is still being held in Estonia and they still have Kontaveit. Less than 5 weeks ago Kontaveit beat Watson 3 and 0 and we obviously saw Konta lose to an ITF player ranked outside the top 100 recently so it's not a foregone conclusion at all. I'd fancy Kontaveit to win her rubber whoever it was against and then it will come down to the doubles rubber. Anna Smith and Katie Boulter aren't exactly a formidable opposition.

As a neutral, you want to see the best players playing, but at the same time, I genuinely think it's gone from a 70/30 tie in Estonia's favour (with Kanepi) to a 60/40 in GBs favour (without her), so the tie is actually closer now that Kanepi is out, but has just swung the other way.

We will obviously see what happens.
Bear in mind though, historically, Heather has always raised her game for Fed Cup, no matter how shite she has been playing on tour.

Also, Boulter will not be playing doubles.. It will be either Anna and Hev or Anna and Konta.
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So Bulgaria with big chance for playoffs, but I can't see anyone else apart from Latvia and Great Britain to be promote.


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Re: 2018 Europe/Africa Zone Group I

Arshinkova replaced Topalova for BUL.
Orav replaced Kanepi for EST.
Radisic replaced Jakupovic for SLO.
SWE added Bjorklund
Ozgen replaced Soylu for TUR
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So Bulgaria with big chance for playoffs, but I can't see anyone else apart from Latvia and Great Britain to be promote.
Yes, I also hope that Bulgaria kicks ass !
Do you know why Petia Arshinkova replaced Gergana Topalova ?
And why is #208 ranked Kostova not playing ?

And yes, I also see GB and Latvia reach the WG 2 play-offs !
I can't see anyone stop them (only maybe Poland could upset Latvia)

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Re: 2018 Europe/Africa Zone Group I

Any OOP?
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Thanks, I saw that further up but I was looking for actual matches...(rubbers)
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Re: 2018 Europe/Africa Zone Group I

Estonia vs Great Britain is going to be a lot like Estonia vs Netherlands in 2012 now that Kanepi is out

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I disagree. Obviously it's a massive bonus for GB but it is still being held in Estonia and they still have Kontaveit. Less than 5 weeks ago Kontaveit beat Watson 3 and 0 and we obviously saw Konta lose to an ITF player ranked outside the top 100 recently so it's not a foregone conclusion at all. I'd fancy Kontaveit to win her rubber whoever it was against and then it will come down to the doubles rubber. Anna Smith and Katie Boulter aren't exactly a formidable opposition.

As a neutral, you want to see the best players playing, but at the same time, I genuinely think it's gone from a 70/30 tie in Estonia's favour (with Kanepi) to a 60/40 in GBs favour (without her), so the tie is actually closer now that Kanepi is out, but has just swung the other way.

We will obviously see what happens.
Even if Kontaveit does beat Konta, it would be the upset of the tournament if Saar/Kontaveit beat Watson/Smith, Konta/Smith or even Watson/Konta. Maybe if they had Nuudi like last year, but I don't think the 15 year olds have the experience, confidence or games to match it with such experienced and highly rated players. I'd say the tie went from 70/30 Estonia to 90/10 GBR I'd love to be proved wrong though

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Lineups will be submitted one hour before each match.
That late? Is that a Group I thing, in the world group they are announced the day before, no?

Where did you find the schedule by the way, I couldn't locate it on the Fed Cup website?
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That late? Is that a Group I thing, in the world group they are announced the day before, no?
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