Jerome, maybe I am getting a bit ornery in my old age.
Seriously, I don't think Sandrine had planned on being in the States in April...
She plays enough tournaments as it is and as much as I'd like to see her play the American clay court events I'd prefer that she rest. She rested during April last year and was fresh enough to perform well in the European clay events. The way it stands now she'll have to fly cross continent just to play Fed Cup then fly back for the Hamburg or Bol tourneys the following week, assuming she's commited to either one.
She may register for Hilton Head the week before and skip Bol/Hamburg but I doubt it. I just hope it doesn't twist her out of sorts.....our baby needs her rest!
And for that matter who will make up the Italian and American teams? I'm hoping Silvia, Rita, and Francesca have mended their differences with the Italian Federation.
As for the U.S., it's anybody's guess. I'm thinking Jennifer and Monica are more likely to play than Serena and Venus. I'm guessing Lisa will probably be asked to play doubles. Meghann is also a possibility. Anybody seen Chanda???
news about italy:they will play in Milan-i think indoor cos in april there is very cold in Milan-and on clay.at this moment Silvia,Rita and Francesca dont want to play.i dunno if something will change,but i dont think so.