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  1. #76

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    Ben Rothenberg ‏@BenRothenberg 23m23 minutes ago
    CoCo Vandeweghe has won all eight games since this scene. Quite the reversal.

    Ben Rothenberg ‏@BenRothenberg 8m8 minutes ago
    Wound up being 10 straight for Vandeweghe after that lengthy break (which was one of many for her). US into Fed Cup semis, 3-0 over Germany.

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    #ImJustHereForTheHandshake #FedCup pic.twitter.com/VGZT7SnHRh
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  2. #77

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    Quote Originally Posted by suliso View Post
    Be prepared for her to be a face of American tennis after Serena and Venus finally retire.
    They definitely want her to be.
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  3. #78

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    Well, if Keys and/or Stephens doesn't get it together she will be more or less by default.
    Roger forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by suliso View Post
    Be prepared for her to be a face of American tennis after Serena and Venus finally retire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ti-Amie View Post
    Another disgraceful display by Colleen vs Petko. Mid second set Petko was up 4-1. Colleen was suddenly "ill" and "limping". She then said the heat was too much for her. At the time it was 80 degrees Fahrenheit with the trade winds blowing. After a MTO to be treated for "heat sickness" she took a long potty break. Comms said it was to change her shoes and socks and of course her ankle braces had to be readjusted.

    After every changeover she was "sick" and laying on the ground. Petko never won another game.

    Of course after her "dramatic" win she collapsed to the ground and her team mates surrounded her to cheer. After a few minutes she remembered to go shake Petko's hand.
    Take a page from the Vandeweghe playbook, Fed Cup sound people. That's how you disrespect Andrea Petkovic.

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  6. #81

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    Drama from Team France...

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  7. #82

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  8. #83

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    THE UNITED STATES DEFEATS GERMANY, 4-0

    The United States moved into the Fed Cup World Group Semifinals for the first time since 2010 today with a 4-0 sweep over Germany at the Royal Lahaina Resort in Maui.

    Prior to play today, Coco Vandeweghe earned the second point for the U.S. over Julia Goerges after Goerges was unable to compete due to a right knee injury. Vandeweghe was leading 6-3, 3-1, over Goerges yesterday before rain suspended play.

    Vandeweghe then went on to clinch the tie for the U.S. with a 3-6, 6-4, 6-0, win over Andrea Petkovic. It was Vandeweghe’s first win over Petkovic; Petkovic had won the last three meetings. Vandeweghe is now 3-3 in Fed Cup singles matches, while Petkovic is 12-8.

    Following the 3-0 sweep, Alison Riske’s match, scheduled against Goerges, did not take place. World No. 1 doubles player Bethanie Mattek-Sands then teamed with Shelby Rogers to face Laura Siegemund and Carina Witthoeft in the dead doubles rubber. The U.S. took an early 4-1 lead before the Germans retired due to a right elbow injury by Siegemund.

    The United States will face the Czech Republic at home in World Group Semifinals, held April 22-23, for a chance to compete for the 2017 Fed Cup title. Germany will compete in the World Group Playoffs in April to remain in the World Group for 2018.

    SUNDAY'S TRANSCRIPTS


    FINAL RESULTS


    Saturday, 11:00 a.m. HST
    Singles A:
    Alison Riske (USA) def. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 7-6(10), 6-2
    Sunday, 10:00 a.m. HST
    Singles B:
    Coco Vandeweghe (USA) def. Julia Goerges (GER) 6-3, 3-1, ret.
    Singles C:
    Coco Vandeweghe (USA) def. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 3-6, 6-4, 6-0
    Singles D:
    Alison Riske (USA) vs. Julia Goerges (GER) not played
    Doubles:
    Bethanie Mattek-Sands/Shelby Rogers (USA) def.
    Laura Siegemund/Carina Witthoeft (GER) 4-1, ret.


    ATTENDANCE

    Attendance for today’s matches was 2,345.


    WORLD GROUP FIRST ROUND RESULTS

    United States def. Germany, 4-0
    Czech Republic def. Spain, 3-2
    Belarus def. Netherlands, 4-1
    Switzerland def. France, 4-1

  9. #84

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    Fed Cup ‏@FedCup 5h5 hours ago
    Here is how the #FedCup semifinals will line up! Who do you think will reach this year's #FedCupFinal?
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    Re: 2017 Fed Cup Draws, OoP & Discussion

    This Coco sure seems like a handful! Are people suggesting her time out was needed as she wasn't playing well up until that point? Or that Perko is such a flake that she lost every game after that because she annoyed? Or that Coco is a cheat?

  11. #86

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    Can it be a mix of all three? Although I think calling her cheat goes a little far, since we see this with many many many players (cough Federer cough)

  12. #87

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingponger View Post
    Can it be a mix of all three? Although I think calling her cheat goes a little far, since we see this with many many many players (cough Federer cough)
    Better cough twice then if I pull out Novak's and Rafa's names on this subject.

    OH, wait- we had been talking about Coco......right?
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  13. #88

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    PRESS RELEASE
    14 February 2017

    Draws announced for 2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas play-offs

    The ITF has announced the draws for the 2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group and World Group II play-offs on 22-23 April:

    WORLD GROUP PLAY-OFFS

    France (s) (c) v Spain
    Russia (s) (c) v Belgium
    Germany (s) (c) v Ukraine
    Slovakia (c) v Netherlands (s)

    WORLD GROUP II PLAY-OFFS

    Chinese Taipei (c) (*) v Italy (s)
    Romania (s) (c) (*) v Great Britain
    Serbia (c) (*) v Australia (s)
    Canada (s) (c) (*) v Kazakhstan

    [s] = seed
    [c] = choice of ground[*] = choice of ground decided by lot


    The seeds were based on the new ITF Fed Cup Nations Ranking of 13 February.

    The 2017 World Group and World Group II play-offs will take place alongside the World Group semifinals on 22-23 April. In the semifinals, USA will be at home to Czech Republic, and Belarus will be at home to Switzerland.

    Fed Cup by BNP Paribas is the World Cup of Tennis. It is the largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with 107 nations entered in 2017. The competition is 54 years old having been founded in 1963. The title sponsor is BNP Paribas, the Official Bank of Fed Cup. Adecco (Official HR Sponsor) is an international sponsor, while beIN SPORTS is the Official Global Media Rights Partner. Follow all the action on www.fedcup.com, www.fedcup.com/es, www.twitter.com/fedcup, www.facebook.com/FedCup and www.Weibo.com/fedcupofficial.

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  14. #89

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    SADDLEBROOK RESORT IN TAMPA BAY TO HOST 2017 FED CUP BY BNP PARIBAS WORLD GROUP SEMIFINAL
    BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND CZECH REPUBLIC, APRIL 22-23


    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., March 7, 2017 – The USTA today announced that the Saddlebrook Resort in Tampa Bay has been selected as the site for the 2017 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group Semifinal between the United States and the Czech Republic, April 22-23. The U.S. reached the semifinals by defeating Germany in the First Round, 5-0, in Maui, Hawaii, earlier this year.

    Fed Cup is the world’s largest annual international team competition in women’s sport, with approximately 100 nations taking part each year.

    The best-of-five match series begins on Saturday, April 22, with two singles matches. That is followed by two reverse singles matches and the doubles match on Sunday, April 23. Matches will be played on a temporary outdoor green clay court.

    Ticket information will be announced soon.

    The winner of this matchup will advance to the Fed Cup Final, Nov. 11-12. The U.S. Fed Cup team made its last appearance in the final in 2010, falling to Italy, 3-1, in San Diego. The U.S. won the last of its record 17 Fed Cup titles in 2000. The Czech Republic has been dominant in Fed Cup in recent years, winning five titles in the last six years (2011-12, 2014-16).

    "Saddlebrook is an iconic tennis venue, and we are very pleased that Fed Cup will be showcased here for the first time," said USTA Chairman of the Board, CEO, and President Katrina Adams. "It will be a perfect site for our Fed Cup match-up against the Czech Republic in April and will be a great host for our players and fans. Florida fans are very enthusiastic about tennis and we look forward to playing for them as they cheer on Team USA to victory."

    Tampa Bay will be hosting Fed Cup for the first time. The U.S. Fed Cup team has never lost a tie played in Florida, holding a 4-0 record in the Sunshine State. The U.S. competed in Delray Beach in 2005, 2007 and 2013. It also competed in Aventura in 1995.

    The USTA has partnered with the Saddlebrook Resort to bring this event to Tampa Bay.

    “Saddlebrook Resort is thrilled to host the Fed Cup World Group Semifinal between the USA and the Czech Republic,” said Saddlebrook CEO Tom Dempsey. “Partnering with the United States Tennis Association in this tie continues a long and proud tennis relationship.”

    The U.S. holds a 9-2 head-to-head record over the Czech Republic in Fed Cup play. The U.S. last faced the Czech Republic in the 2009 World Group Semifinals in Brno, Czech Republic, winning the tie, 3-2, in a fifth-and-decisive doubles rubber to go to the final. The Czech Republic has not defeated the U.S. in Fed Cup competition since 1985.

    U.S. Fed Cup Captain Kathy Rinaldi will select the four players to represent the U.S. no later than 10 days prior to the event. The Czech Republic is likely to be led by 2016 US Open finalist Karolina Pliskova and world No. 2 doubles player Lucie Safarova.

    The site selection is subject to final approval by the International Tennis Federation. Tennis Channel will present live daily coverage of the World Group Semifinals.

    The U.S. is 39-6 all-time in Fed Cup ties played at home and holds an overall 147-36 record. For more information, including access to player and historical Fed Cup records, please go to www.usta.com/fedcup or www.fedcup.com. Follow the U.S. Fed Cup team on Facebook @USTA, on Twitter @USTA, and on Instagram @USTennis. Wilson is the official ball of the U.S. Fed Cup team. Deloitte is the official team sponsor of the U.S. Fed Cup Team for the first time in 2017.

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  15. #90

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    SLOVAKIA TO HOST NETHERLANDS IN BRATISLAVA

    06 Mar 2017

    With Slovakia confirming it will host Netherlands at Bratislava's AEGON Arena, all four venues have been confirmed for the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-offs

    Bratislava’s AEGON Arena will play host to Slovakia’s Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group play-off tie with Netherlands on an indoor clay court on 22-23 April.

    It’s a tenth consecutive home tie to be held at Slovakia’s National Tennis Centre, but Netherlands will visit the AEGON Arena for the first time in the fourth meeting between the two teams.

    The Dutch won the last time the two nations' met, recording a comprehensive 4-1 victory in the World Group II first round two years ago – a win that formed part of an impressive eight-tie winning streak that saw Paul Haarhuis’ team go on to reach the World Group semifinals last year.

    The prize at stake for the two nations in April is a place in the World Group for 2018, with host nation Slovakia eyeing a return to the top tier of the competition after a three-year absence.

    The venues have also been confirmed for the other three World Group play-off ties.

    France will host Spain on indoor clay at the Halle Vacheresse in Roanne, Germany will take on Ukraine on an indoor clay court at the Porsche Arena in Stuttgart and Russia will host its World Group play-off clash with Belgium on an indoor clay court at the Luzhniki, Small Sports Arena in Moscow.

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