Archive for the 'Fed Cup' Category
April 17th, 2013
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.
February 9th, 2013
Defending champion Czech Republic is in charge early in Fed Cup play.
April 22nd, 2012
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.
February 14th, 2012
Serena Williams will have to fly to the Ukraine if she wants to play the London Olympics.
February 4th, 2012
The Williams sisters and Team USA host Belarus this weekend in Fed Cup.
February 2nd, 2012
Victoria Azarenka met the press in Worcester, Mass as she prepares for a Fed Cup battle against the Williams sisters and team USA.
January 29th, 2012
With no one ranked in the Top 100, should Switzerland have pulled Martina Hingis and Patty Schnyder out of retirement against Sam Stosur and Australia?
January 24th, 2012
Venus and Serena Williams confirmed to play Fed Cup in two weekends.
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April 18th, 2011
Mattek-Sands was injured, but clay is her worst surface. The Williams sisters never play Fed Cup, and they only would have played this tie to maintain their Olympics eligibility. Venus Williams reportedly retained her eligibility for the Olympics by hopping on the plane to Stuttgart and sitting in the stands for the U.S. How sad is that?
February 5th, 2011
Watch Caroline Wozniacki use her face to hit a volley.
February 4th, 2011
Notes on the US v. Belgium first round Fed Cup tie.
November 7th, 2010
Fernandez took a chance on Vandeweghe after a reportedly bad practice week from Melanie Oudin. Oudin has had a down year since her quarterfinal breakthrough at the US Open last year. Fernandez benched Oudin on Saturday, then on Sunday Oudin showed her veteran composure by not only upsetting Top 10er Francesca Schiavone but blowing out the Italian, allowing her only four games.
November 6th, 2010
U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez will have to choose between the overwhelmed Coco Vanderweghe and Melanie Oudin, who was benched from the first day for a poor practice week, in the first match on Sunday.
November 6th, 2010
Vandeweghe is much like Oudin when she first appeared on tour — not in the best of shape, with a bit of a “gut” visible, and a poor mover. That changed for Oudin when she worked with her trainers to erase the extra body fat and gain speed. Hopefully that is ahead for Vandeweghe, and not just a reliance on a thumping serve and forehand.
November 5th, 2010
Oudin must have put in some horrifying practice sessions this week for U.S. Fed Cup Captain Mary Joe Fernandez to make that decision.