sunday survey: fed cup madness


It was a wild weekend on the Fed Cup front as Melanie Oudin led the American charge in a 4-1 upset over France. Bethanie Mattek Sands contributed the biggest W for team USA, charging back from a first-set deficit to defeat the tough Alize Cornet in the opening rubber.

The US will now take on Russia, which withstood a spirited challenge from Jelena Jankovic. Luckily for the Russians, Serbia was bogged down by a error-ridden Ana Ivanovic (surprise!).

Belgium rode the talents of two youngsters in World Group II, and China’s Aussie bliss couldn’t carry over into the Fed Cup weekend. For full results, visit the Fed Cup web site.

We’re wondering: What did you think was the most compelling story of the Fed Cup weekend? Oudin’s double victory? Ivanovic’s implosion? Jankovic’s win over Sveta? Italy’s overwhelming of Ukraine? World Group II’s rowdy results? Wickmayer’s incredible upset?

Check out Daniela Hantuchova‘s wild hair and a couple other Fed Cup shots after the break.

Wind blown, Daniela???

We love the Belgian team’s jackets with the black wrap-around and red front. Plus, who’s the boy third from left? Digging.

Oh how the mighty have fallen! Janky played great tennis this weekend, but the skirt is a total eye sore! She and Ana were disastrous in a straight-set doubles loss to the more stylish Alisa Kleybanova and Svetlana Kuznetsova, dressed by Fila in Russian colors.

(oudin photo via by corinne dubreuil; hantuchova via by daniel maurer; belgian photo via by andrzej szkocki; serbia/russia photos via getty)


One Response to “sunday survey: fed cup madness”

  1. short balls: let’s get physical « tennis served fresh Says:

    […] the Australian Open. There was plenty of action this past weekend with the first round of Fed Cup being contested around the world. The biggest story to come out of the weekend on the American front was the […]

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