WTA Fed Cup 2019

Hamingja

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Haley whilst a great player is not someone that can overpower Ash, there would be numerous cat and mouse rallies coming down to who can out grind the other. I'd argue Ash has more variety but Halep is the better counter puncher.
If Romania had won we would have played them on grass I reckon. Would have given Barty a big leg up against Halep and made the doubles the decider.

Be interesting to see how Sharma goes on grass as you'd think it would suit her game.

Stosur and Dasha both suck on grass so against France it will likely have to be hard to give the Australian #2 some chance of winning as Barty alone might not be able to get it done a third time with France strong in the doubles.
 

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As long as we don't play it on Clay, we will be a chance.

6 months is a long time in tennis. If it was played next week, we would win.
 

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White City. :thumbsu:

Can anyone explain to me the rationale for deciding the host country?
In Davis Cup (old version) you alternate hosting, I assume it's the same in Fed Cup. So if last time we played France it was in France, then this time it is in Australia.
 

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In Davis Cup (old version) you alternate hosting, I assume it's the same in Fed Cup. So if last time we played France it was in France, then this time it is in Australia.
I thought that, but the last time we played France it was in Russia (back when they had round-robin pools) and the time before that was Perth in the 70s.
 

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I'm hoping for Kooyong :p


Reckon it will be RLA though. If they hadn't just played in Brissie I reckon it would have been up there.
Will they play it during the Spring Carnival. It is after the Melbourne cup but still. I reckon Sydney.

I do hope Melbourne, as I think I am there for the Spring Carnival this year so might be able to catch the last day. For non-selfish reason, I reckon Perth. Good timeslot for TV, good venue and WA will get around it.
 
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I think its unlikely to be Melbourne.

If the roof is done by November for Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney then they will have it there. Otherwise Perth would be a good choice if Perth Arena is free..

They are the two cities that will miss out on women's tennis next summer, so they would be the logical choice
 

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Can't see it being held in Melbourne as the Saturday clashes with day 4 of Cup week. So media coverage would be somewhat less.

But for me the question is how much say does Barty have in the location seeing she is carrying the team. You'd think she'd want Brisbane.
 

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