Nicole played great through the first set and sort of stuck around in the second, but Angelika stole the momentum away from her and just destroyed her. Nicole was really out of it in the later stages of the match.
A great match, gives Germany a lead in the tie. Mechaella and Brenda couldn't close it out in the second set and they had their chances. The Germans were again more mentally prepared for the tiebreak then in the third set.
Poland has put up some great fights against the Russians, but they were too solid. The Poles weren't able to win either of their doubles ties, and then the advantage went in singles to Russia with two claycourters. Elena and Olga really had the guts in this match to close it out in the end, something they excell in.
Germany takes out the Netherlands, Nicole was a bit dissappointing for the Dutch team in this tie. Martina really got things going after the first set, not letting Nicole get anything. Nicole didn't play bad just bad against the Germans.
Both Britain and Russia played phenomenol ties. They got up quickly in these final matches and the losing nations made it interesting. But Jo and Maria were able to complete the destruction of the other teams.