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E.W.T.A. Season 2
Wk.16​

Fed Cup Semifinals
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INTERNATIONAL TEAM EVENT




Schedule:
(ALL IN LIVESCORE)
(There will be also a detailed daily schedule for each day)
29th May - First 2 singles rubbers
30th May - Remaining singles rubbers
31st May - All doubles rubbers


Defending champion: The United States
def. Russia 3-2 in final

Singles points to defend this week: (S1 Week 17 Fes)
Agnes Szavay - 80
Gisela Dulko - 35
Dinara Safina - 30
Ana Ivanovic - 15
Jarmila Groth - 15
Serena Williams - 10
Venus Williams - 10
Maria Sanchez Lorenzo - 10
Iveta Benesova - 10
Betina Jozami - 3

No doubles defending points for all players this week

Send Singles point to TatiNovic
Send Doubles point to Daniela-Is-Mine​
 

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Re: S2 Wk.16 Fed Cup Semifinals(Submit your team nominees before tomorrow)

Entry List:
(Bolded player means the team leader, who can pick the team members)
Croatia
Karolina Sprem
Ajla Tomljanovic

France
Alize Cornet
Tatiana Golovin

Russia
Maria Sharapova
Dinara Safina
Maria Kirilenko
Anna Chakvetadze
Anna Kournikova

The United States
Ashley Harkleroad
Melanie Oudin
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Lindsay Davenport
Mashona Washington
Bethanie Mattek-Sands


The confirmed teams: (With team nominees)

Guys, plz confirm your team with selected team members here!!(Until tomorrow 6:00 pm(Perth time)

Croatia
Karolina Sprem
Ajla Tomljanovic

France
Alize Cornet
Tatiana Golovin

Russia
Maria Sharapova
Dinara Safina
Maria Kirilenko
Anna Chakvetadze
Anna Kournikova

The United States
Ashley Harkleroad
Serena Williams
Venus Williams
Lindsay Davenport


The Draw:
(1)The United States vs. France
Croatia vs. (2)Russia
Underlined teams can choose the venue and surface!!
 

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Match-ups / Results:
Semifinals

Match #1: (1)The United States vs. France
Venue(Surface): Indian Wells Tennis Garden Stadium #1(Indian Wells,USA)(Outdoor Hard)
Rubber 1: Alize Cornet def. Lindsay Davenport 6-2 2-6 8-6
Rubber 2: Tatiana Golovin def. Serena Williams 6-2 3-6 7-5
Rubber 3: Ashley Harkleroad def. Alize Cornet 1-6 7-5 8-6
Rubber 4: Tatiana Golovin def. Venus Williams 6-4 3-6 8-6
Rubber 5: Alize Cornet/Tatiana Golovin def. Ashley Harkleroad/Venus Williams 6-3 7-5

France defeated (1)The United States 4-1

Match #2: Croatia vs. (2)Russia
Venue(Surface): ITC Stella Maris(Umag,CRO)(Outdoor Red Clay)
Rubber 1: Ajla Tomljanovic def. Maria Sharapova 6-4 7-6
Rubber 2: Dinara Safina def. Karolina Sprem 4-6 6-4 7-5
Rubber 3: Karolina Sprem def. Maria Kirilenko 4-6 7-5 6-3
Rubber 4: Ajla Tomljanovic def. Anna Kournikova 7-5 6-4
Rubber 5: Anna Chakvetadze/Dinara Safina def. Karolina Sprem/Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4 6-1

Croatia defeated (2)Russia 3-2
 

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Daily Schedule:

Day 2 Schedule(31-5-2009)
ALL WITH LIVESCORE

Starting from 9:30 pm(Perth Time)



ITC Stella Maris(Umag,CRO)
Croatia vs. (2)Russia
Singles Rubber #3


Karolina Sprem(CRO) vs. Maria Kirilenko(RUS)

followed by

Singles Rubber #4


Ajla Tomljanovic(CRO) vs. Anna Kournikova(RUS)


Indian Wells Tennis Garden Stadium #1(Indian Wells,USA)
(1)The United States vs. France
Singles Rubber #3


Ashley Harkleroad(USA) vs. Alize Cornet(FRA)

followed by

Singles Rubber #4


Venus Williams(USA) vs. Tatiana Golovin(FRA)

Good luck guys!!
 

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Articles Competition(Fed Cup SF & Fes)
As writing articles is a very good way to express players' feelings, and other players would also like to read them, so we have a competiton now to let the players that write articles to get some really good prize.

Remember this
The defination of an article = A picture with AT LEAST 4 lines of WORDS
Only players that write more than 3 articles are eligible for this competition

Last week's results:

Winner: Gisela Dulko(4)
Runner-up: Betina Jozami(3)

Articles Count-

Karolina Sprem(3)
Dinara Safina(1)
Serena Williams(1)
Venus Williams(1)
Gisela Dulko(3)
Betina Jozami(5)
Agnes Szavay(5)
Daniela Hantuchova(5)


Prize=
Winner(s): An extra $ in each sets instead of a A
Runner-up(s): An extra A in each sets instead of a B
Other eligible players: An extra B in each sets instead of a C

Write articles, guys!!

Debut:


Elena Dementieva(New)
Coached by Nikarock


Anne Keothavong(New)
Coached by Nikarock

Good luck in your debuts!!
 

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Ashley would like to give the captaincy to Venus. please :)
 

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C'mon blond Russians!
 

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France line-up:

1. Alize Cornet
2. Tatiana Golovin
3. Alize Cornet
4. Tatiana Golovin
Doubles: Alize Cornet/Tatiana Golovin

C'mon! :bounce:
 

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Croatia line-up:

1st match: Ajla Tomljanovic
2nd match: Karolina Sprem
3rd match: Karolina Sprem
4th match: Ajla Tomljanovic
Doubles: Sprem/Tomljanovic
 

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Good luck Croatia!

Davai Russians!
 

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Russia:
Singles 1: Maria Sharapova
Singles 2: Dinara Safina
Singles 3: Maria Kirilenko
Singles 4: Anna Kournikova
Doubles 1: Chakvetadze/Safina*

*Please use Anna's points for doubles :)

Article to follow explaining line-up :angel:
 

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OMG Anna's points can be decisive :eek::scared:
 

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United States Line-Up:

Rubber 1: Lindsay Davenport
Rubber 2: Serena Williams
Rubber 3: Ashley Harkleroad
Rubber 4: Venus Williams
Rubber 5: Serena Williams/Venus Williams
 

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Re: S2 Wk.16 Fed Cup Semifinals(Submit your team nominees before tomorrow)

maria, ajla is playing first match, no klina ;)
 

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Croatia welcome Russians in beautiful Umag!


Tennis complex in Umag

Semifinal match in the EWTA Fed Cup between Croatia and Russia will be played in beautiful Umag. It's the place which is known because of every year one of the best organisations in the men's tournament. Every year there is more things than only tennis. Russians are the huge favorites against Croats. They have 5 players for this match and Croatia only 2. And these 5 players are better ranked than two Croatians players. Russia has 3 girls in the top 10 from which 2 are in the top 5 and Croatia hasn't girl in the top 40. It was a suprise when Croatia won quaterfinal match against Australia in Sidney but here, everything which not is Russia's easy win would be a big, big suprise. Russians girls today came to Croatia and they were welcomed in the city. Tomorrow they will start with the first trainigs meanwhile Klina and Ajla are already training two days and they are feelig good.


Tennis stadium where will be played matches in the next days

"We are feeling really good, atmosphere is great and we know we don't have any pressure of winning this match. I'm also very happy because first time I will play in front of my home crowd. We just can enjoy in the playing and that's all. I know the most of the Russian girls and they are all great persons. I'm a little sad because Vera didn't come but there are Anna and Makiri who are one of my best friends on the tour. But I have to put friendship beyond me on the court and play the best I can." said Croatian captian Karolina Sprem.

One of the biggest talents in EWTA, Ajla Tomljanovic also speak to reporter.

"I'm so happy I'm the part of Croatia national team, you know, all those things are new for me and I'm still unexpirienced. Klina is a big support to me. I've played my first match ever in the Fed Cup and this experience will help me a lot. I just hope there will be a lot of home crowd to support us and maybe we can make a supirse. Who knows?"


Maria Kirilenko in a corvesation with a coach in the free time

Russia last year was in the final of this competiton and lost to USA 3-2. This is the first preformance for Croatia.
In the first round, both teams won as the guests. Croatia in Sidney, against Australia and Russia in Brno, against Czechoslovakia.

For the end Klina said well known phrase: "It's always everything possible in the Fed Cup. We don't have any pressure because we know we are not favorites but we won't give up. Ajla and me will try to do everything to win but we know that they will do the same. Anyway, I'm happy I will play with Ajla and in front of my crowd for the first time."

Schedule of the play:

Rubber 1 (Day 1):

Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Maria Sharapova

Rubber 2 (Day 1):

Karolina Sprem vs. Dinara Safina

Rubber 3 (Day 2):

Karolina Sprem vs. Maria Kirilenko

Rubber 4 (Day 2):

Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Anna Kournikova

Rubber 5 (Day 3):


Karolina Sprem/Ajla Tomljanovic vs. Anna Chakvetadze/Dinara Safina

Good luck to everyone!
 

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finally i finished this article :woohoo:
 
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