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Fed Cup 2018

Dream Team:
1) Anći
2) Donna
3) Petra
4) Jana

Possible team
1) Donna
2) Jana
3) Lea or Tena
4) Darija

Seeded teams (?)
1. Serbia
2. UK
3. Croatia
4. Poland

Possible opponents (red - players who can be a challenge)
Hungary - Babos, Galfi, Stollar and Arn/Bukta
Austria - Haas, Grabher, Koenig, Klaffner
Bulgaria - Karatantcheva, Kostova, Tomova, Naydenova
Estonia - Kontaveit, Nuudi, Gorlats, Kanepi
Georgia - Shapatava, Gorgodze, Bolkvadze
Latvia - Ostapenko, Marcinkevica, Sevastova
Portugal - Laud Brito, Murta, Koehler, Jorge
Slovenia - Juvan, Zidansek, Hercog, Jakupovic, maybe Kolar
Sweden - Peterson, Larsson, Listner, Cabaj Awad
Turkey - Buyukakcay, Eraydin, Solyu, Akin or Cengiz

Seeds
Poland - Linette, Piter, Fręch and probably Kania or some junior or Leśniak
Serbia looks fine too but Krunya will be difficult plus most likely Danilovic, Jorovic and Stojanovic
UK - Konta, Watson and somebody


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Re: Fed Cup 2018

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Poland - Linette, Piter, Fręch and probably Kania or some junior or Leśniak
Aga could also play !
Her husband became Poland's Fed Cup captain

https://www.tennisforum.com/12-genera...versy-2-a.html

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Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour."
Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."


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A. Radwanska V. Zvonareva C. Wozniacki P. Kvitova
N. Petrova A. Chakvetadze A. Myskina L. Davenport M. Hingis
A. Kournikova T. Paszek K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova
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Re: Fed Cup 2018

Majoli announced the players:

Donna Vekic
Petra Martic
Tena Lukas
Darija Jurak

Iva Majoli prijavila sastav za Fed Cup | HTS
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Majoli announced the players:

Donna Vekic
Petra Martic
Tena Lukas
Darija Jurak

Iva Majoli prijavila sastav za Fed Cup | HTS
Where are Jana and Ana? I'm actually a bit surprised now.
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Re: Fed Cup 2018

I wonder where Ana is...she planned to play Fed Cup. This article claims so...https://sportske.jutarnji.hr/tenis/n...ezonu/6805890/

Her planned schedule was: Brisbane, AO, Saint Petersburg, Fed Cup, Doha, Dubai, IW, Miami, Stuttgart, Madrid, Rome, RG...

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"Manje-više sve je posloženo s rasporedom sve do Roland Garrosa: Sankt Peterburg, Fed Cup u Talinu, Doha, Dubai, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Madrid i Rim."

Ana Konjuh | Donna Vekic | Mirjana Lucic-Baroni | Petra Martic | Jana Fett | Tena Lukas | Tereza Mrdeza
Aleksandra Krunic | Anett Kontaveit | Beatriz Haddad Maia | Ivana Jorovic | Kaia Kanepi | Garbine Muguruza | Sorana Cirstea | Sabine Lisicki | Jelena Ostapenko | Caroline Wozniacki | Venus Williams | Belinda Bencic

Karolina Sprem | Ana Ivanovic | Nicole Vaidisova
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Re: Fed Cup 2018

Tena Lukas in the team
Uzast! Sta je to Iva?

Where is Janica Fett? Where is Mrdeza Tereza? Where is Anći?
All above much better players than Lukas

I would even pick Boskovic instead of Lukas to let her collect some experience (for example when Cro will play Georgia or some other bad team).


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Martić, Mrdeza, Fett, Lukas, Spears, Srebotnik, Tsurenko, Rosolska, Stosur, Savchuk, Kvitova, Kerber, Watson, Witthoeft, Radwanska, Petkovic, Venus, JJ, Beck, Lottner, Goerges, Barthel, Crazy Laura, Shvedova, Shuai Zhang, Dellacqua, Schiavone, Kania, Piter, Lehnert, Schnyder, Swiatek, Chwalinska
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Estonia is cold and far away. Maybe Ana/Jana/Tereza don't want to play?
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Estonia is cold and far away. Maybe Ana/Jana/Tereza don't want to play?
Could be...anyway, it'll be tough to do much with this team, even if the girls seem to be playing well so far this year.
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Could be...anyway, it'll be tough to do much with this team, even if the girls seem to be playing well so far this year.
I agree.
It would have been good with Ana in the team instead of Lukas.
Even Fett of course but I guess they chose not to play.
I wonder why because Ana said she can’t wait to finally advance in Fed Cup to higher level.
I hope there are no injury problems after off season operation.
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Estonia is cold and far away. Maybe Ana/Jana/Tereza don't want to play?
Their players are cold and far away too


So far on FC website it shows both Kanepi and Konta playing for Estonia, Ostapenko and Sevastova for Latvia.
You should hope to avoid them and that injury of UK's Konta will stop her from playing FC and then you can reach play-off.

If it comes to the each ties, I would predict 3-0 vs Poland, Turkey, Sweden, Slovenia, Serbia, Portugal, Georgia, Austria, Bulgaria. 2-1 vs UK and Hungary.
And close ties vs Latvia with Queen Ostapenko and very close tie against Estunia with Donna losing to Kanepi, Martić trashing number two in their team and then very tight doubles.


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Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour."
Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."


Serena Williams Maria Sharapova Jelena Jankovic
A. Radwanska V. Zvonareva C. Wozniacki P. Kvitova
N. Petrova A. Chakvetadze A. Myskina L. Davenport M. Hingis
A. Kournikova T. Paszek K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova
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Any news why Lucic and Konjuh not play ?
What did they say in Croatian press ?
Konjuh is injured and Lucic hasn't played for the team for years now, mostly due to personal disputes with the captains (former and current).
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Konjuh is injured and Lucic hasn't played for the team for years now, mostly due to personal disputes with the captains (former and current).
Yes, but are there no comments in Croatian press/media from them ?
Or from Iva Majoli ? I mean there must be some words about this

How serious is Ana Konjuh's injury ? When will she return ?
A pity she had to withdraw from Aus Open and Fed Cup

Serena: "We have great personalities like Jelena (Jankovic) on the tour."
Jelena: "If I had to pick someone after me, I'd pick Serena."


Serena Williams Maria Sharapova Jelena Jankovic
A. Radwanska V. Zvonareva C. Wozniacki P. Kvitova
N. Petrova A. Chakvetadze A. Myskina L. Davenport M. Hingis
A. Kournikova T. Paszek K. Sprem J. Dokic I. Tulyaganova
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