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April 13th, 2014

WTA Moves to Punish Fed Cup Tennis; Kuala Lumpur Preview

That’s less a WTA event and more like a thrown-together f-you to the ITF.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 3:42 pm in Fed Cup, ITF, Tennis, WTA, WTA Tour | 1 Comment »

February 3rd, 2014

Fed Cup Previews: U.S., Italian, Russian Teams Say ‘No Thanks’

Russian tennis was crumbling even before legendary captain Shamil Tarpischev bailed out last year in favor of new Russian captain Anastasia Myskina. The iron-handed Tarpischev always seemed to pull together the top Russians, as evident by Fed Cup titles in four of five years from 2004-08. But over the last few years, due to payout squabbles and changes in the Russian sports hierarchy, Russian Fed Cup has become a joke. All the top Russian players have again blown off this tie for Mother Russia, and the rookie captain Myskina now has at her disposal Victoria Kan (ranked No. 160), Irina Khromacheva (240), Valeria Solovyeva (247), and Veronika Kudermetova (689) in her first tie as captain. Good luck with that. Australia will post with their top player and former Slam winner Sam Stosur, in addition to Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty, and will ease into the semifinals. This is an “F” on the watchability report card.

Posted by Jeremy Davis @ 7:14 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 4 Comments »

November 3rd, 2013

Errani, Vinci Lead Italy To Fed Cup Title Over Russia

Friends Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci led Italy to their fourth Fed Cup title in eight years.

Posted by Staff @ 5:34 pm in Fed Cup | Comments Off

April 21st, 2013

Russia in Fed Cup Final; Rain Disrupts Ties, Serena Lead U.S.

“She’s amazing. We were joking that she’s like a soldier,” Vesnina said of Makarova. “She has a bleeding knee and she won such an amazing match — one of the most emotional matches she has won. And then in the doubles, she was feeling tired, but she’s a great fighter.”

Posted by Staff @ 4:57 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 3 Comments »

April 17th, 2013

U.S. Fed Cup v Sweden: Serena, Venus, U.S. Pre-match Press Conference

SERENA WILLIAMS: Well, you really want to be able to win. I think in general I feel a little bit of pressure when I’m playing for the team because I want to be able to do really well. You’re not just playing for yourself. You don’t want to let your friends and your team down.

Posted by Staff @ 4:25 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | Comments Off

February 9th, 2013

Fed Cup: Czechs In Charge; US, Japan Surprise

Defending champion Czech Republic is in charge early in Fed Cup play.

Posted by Staff @ 11:36 pm in Fed Cup | 2 Comments »

April 22nd, 2012

Serbia, Czechs Gain Fed Cup Final; Women’s Top 8 in Stuttgart; Previews

Over the weekend the defending champion Czech Republic moved into the final behind current Wimbledon holder Petra Kvitova, and in the final they will meet the hungry Serbian squad, powered by former No. 1s Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic, with the Serbs in their first-ever final.

Posted by Staff @ 10:46 pm in Fed Cup, Tennis | 6 Comments »

February 14th, 2012

To Play The Olympics, Serena Williams Must Go To The Ukraine

Serena Williams will have to fly to the Ukraine if she wants to play the London Olympics.

Posted by Staff @ 10:14 am in Fed Cup, Olympics | 5 Comments »

February 4th, 2012

Serena, Venus Star As USA Hosts Belarus; Fed Cup Capsules

The Williams sisters and Team USA host Belarus this weekend in Fed Cup.

Posted by Staff @ 10:21 am in Fed Cup | 8 Comments »

February 2nd, 2012

Victoria Azarenka: I Don’t Think Being No.1 Has Really Hit Me Yet

Victoria Azarenka met the press in Worcester, Mass as she prepares for a Fed Cup battle against the Williams sisters and team USA.

Posted by Staff @ 9:52 pm in Fed Cup | 3 Comments »

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