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1. Estonia
2. Greece

3. Finland
4. South Africa

5. Latvia
6. Montenegro

7. Tunisia
8. Lithuania

If all countries bring their top teams I think that in order of favourites to least favourites it would have to be:
1. Estonia (Kanepi + Kontaveit)
2. South Africa (Grandin, Scheepers + Simmonds)
3. Latvia (Sevastova, Marcinkevica, Dekmeijere + Ostapenko)
4. Greece (Daniilidou, Papamichail)
5. Finland, Tunisia (Suomalainen + Laine, Jabeur)
7. Montenegro (Kovinic)
8. Lithuania (Stanciute)
 

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It´s group II and it´s still eight months away.

And there´s no chance in hell Scheepers will play.
I meant Group II :)
Why doesn't Scheepers play???
Could Estonia host it again :D
 

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Estonia (Kanepi + Kontaveit) good chances and GL, girls!
 

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Doubt Daniilidou will play, especially now that Gerasimou retired, Georgatou is taking a break, and Papamichail is in a massive slump. And if she does play, Sakkari would probably be our #2 with the way Papamichail is playing :shrug:
 

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Doubt Daniilidou will play, especially now that Gerasimou retired, Georgatou is taking a break, and Papamichail is in a massive slump. And if she does play, Sakkari would probably be our #2 with the way Papamichail is playing :shrug:
If Daniilidou has any intent of playing in Rio, which she probably doesn't, then she would have to play :)
 

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What would be the point of Scheepers playing now? :spit: She could have played earlier and accepted to go the Olympics. No way she would go play here and own some of these girls.

Latvian team the strongest out there, imo.
 

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What would be the point of Scheepers playing now? :spit: She could have played earlier and accepted to go the Olympics. No way she would go play here and own some of these girls.

Latvian team the strongest out there, imo.
I agree, although I think Estonia at their strongest would beat them...
 

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Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania group would be hilarious :lol:
I don't think Scheepers will play. I think she wants to become American citizen so what is the point.
 

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Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania group would be hilarious :lol:
I don't think Scheepers will play. I think she wants to become American citizen so what is the point.
And it could actually happen. I hope it does :lol:
I didn't know Scheepers wanted to be an American, but it explains a lot. Anderson wants to be as well. The federation must be really bad :eek:
 

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People of caucasian race have tough life in South Africa anyway. :shrug:
Very True. My Dutch Uncle + Aunt lived in Durban and they needed to hire a security guard :eek:
They ended up leaving...
 

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If Daniilidou has any intent of playing in Rio, which she probably doesn't, then she would have to play :)
She does ;)
And oh yeah now they made that new rule about being available every year. But that means nothing as Federations can lie just like the Greeks did so Eleni could play in Beijing :p
 

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She does ;)
And oh yeah now they made that new rule about being available every year. But that means nothing as Federations can lie just like the Greeks did so Eleni could play in Beijing :p
That's a shame :) Although, of many good players decide to play she might want to to get some match practice :)
 

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Agni Stefanou is the first player confirmed in the Greek team via winning the National Championships ;)
 

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If all teams put forth their best teams, I think it is almost inevitable that either Estonia or Latvia will be promoted.

Latvia is actually really strong now with Sevastova coming back, Dekmeijere improving and Marcinkevica and Ostapenko rising really quickly :)

Estonia on the other hand, has talent but a huge lack of depth. I just hope that Kaia will play :(

If only Margit could come back as a doubles player, although Eva and Tatja are a good team :)
 

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:lol:
Sadly I don't see Kaia playing :D
Anyway, it might be nice for them :)
Do they really have the funds/facilities? I mean I know they have a 50K now, but often Fed Cup centres are larger :shrug:
 
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