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2015 Europe Africa Group I

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Again it will be in Budapest.


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- Dates: 3-7 February 2015
- Venue: Syma Sport és Rendezvényközpont
- City: Budapest, Hungría
- Surface: Hard court (Acrylyc) Rebound ace - Indoor
- Official ball: Wilson US Open (Thailand)


Participating nations
Austria
Belarus
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Georgia
Great Britain
Hungary
Israel
Latvia
Liechtenstein
Portugal
Serbia
Turkey
Ukraine


Format
- Round-robin basis. Four pools of four nations (Pools A, B, C and D).
- The winner of Pool A will play-off against the winner of Pool D and the winner of Pool B will play-off against the winner of Pool C 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 2016.
- Two promoted.
- Two relegated.


Finals Win/Lost (ITF)
Singles : 1:2
Doubles : 7:19
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Re: 2015 Europe Africa Group I

90 % sure Patricia Mayr-Achleitner won`t be in Austrian team next year
She`d like to play but the Austrian Fed Cup captain refuses to nominate her

Ivanovic and Azarenka here, this will be interesting
Also the Croatian future stars Vekic and Konjuh should play

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Re: 2015 Europe Africa Group I

Belarus with Vika and Sasha will be dominant.

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Re: 2015 Europe Africa Group I

Serbia should get promotion with Ana and Bojana, I don't know about JJ.


Finals Win/Lost (ITF)
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Doubles : 7:19
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Re: 2015 Europe Africa Group I

Last time Ana played Fed Cup in February was in 2010 so pretty sure she isn't playing a Zonal Group. Bojana, Aleks, Jovana should do the job.

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90 % sure Patricia Mayr-Achleitner won`t be in Austrian team next year
She`d like to play but the Austrian Fed Cup captain refuses to nominate her

Ivanovic and Azarenka here, this will be interesting
Also the Croatian future stars Vekic and Konjuh should play
well Fed Cupt captain was fired
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http://www.huntennis.hu/fedcup2015/

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https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fed-C...0456397?ref=hl

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Belarus with Vika and Sasha will be dominant.
Not so sure. Azarenka should win all her matches, but Sasnovich is overrated IMO
And Govortsova is a better player than Sasnovich, sadly she is completely out of form

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Serbia should get promotion with Ana and Bojana, I don't know about JJ.
Ana should win her matches (besides Azarenka), but Jovanovski is nothing special, she is beatable
Jankovic is retired from Fed Cup, and I think she is going to retire from WTA Tour at the end of 2015

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well Fed Cupt captain was fired
Clemens Trimmel fired
Then Mayr-Achleitner can play
I wish Babsi Schett would be Fed Cup captain but she said no for next year
Why not Patricia Wartusch or Babsi Schwartz ? Are there any news ?

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Tickets available


informations
http://www.huntennis.hu/fedcup2015/j...icle_hid=15789


tickets online
http://www.eventim.hu/en/tickets/fed...60/event.html?

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Re: 2015 Europe Africa Group I

When will the groups be drawn?
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Re: 2015 Europe Africa Group I

Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Serbia, and Ukraine all could go through. I have to say I think the favorites are (in order) :
1. Serbia
2. Belarus
3. Croatia
4. Belgium
5. Ukraine

Personally, I would definitely like to see Serbia go through. I like Vika, but last time they were in WG2 she wasn't very committed and I doubt it will be any different this time around. So I'll say Belgium since I like Kirsten and Yanina, though I wouldn't mind Croatia either since they seem to be on the rise with Vekic and Konjuh.

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Re: 2015 Europe Africa Group I

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Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Serbia, and Ukraine all could go through. I have to say I think the favorites are (in order) :
1. Serbia
2. Belarus
3. Croatia
4. Belgium
5. Ukraine

Personally, I would definitely like to see Serbia go through. I like Vika, but last time they were in WG2 she wasn't very committed and I doubt it will be any different this time around. So I'll say Belgium since I like Kirsten and Yanina, though I wouldn't mind Croatia either since they seem to be on the rise with Vekic and Konjuh.
I like your top, but i want to make some clarifications regard Serbia and Belarus. They are fave only if Ana and Vika participate if not my top will be something like:

1. Croatia
2. Belgium
3. Ukraine
4. Serbia
5. Great Britain

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Re: 2015 Europe Africa Group I

At the risk of jinxing my country, I'd say Belgium is the fave (that is, like DanLovesWTA stated, if Vika and Ana do not participate). It has already been confirmed that both Kirsten and Yanina are going to play Fed Cup, and Alison Van Uytvanck and An-Sophie Mestach are most likely above average compared to most 3th and 4th players in the Europe-Africa zone as well. Other strong teams are likely Croatia and Ukraine.

I can't really imagine Ana or Vika playing Fed Cup in the Europe-Africa zone. They might, though, with Olympics being held next year (but I don't know the exact rules about playing Fed Cup to enter the Olympics, I just know there is a rule about this).
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I can't really imagine Ana or Vika playing Fed Cup in the Europe-Africa zone. They might, though, with Olympics being held next year (but I don't know the exact rules about playing Fed Cup to enter the Olympics, I just know there is a rule about this).

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They must also have made themselves available for selection to represent their country in Davis Cup or Fed Cup for two of the following years - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 - provided one of those years is 2011 or 2012."

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When will the groups be drawn?
The latest draw is happened on 13 January 2014, so we can expect it at around the same time in 2015, I guess.

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