Fed Up at Fed Cup: Kiefer vs. Lisicki

In Uncategorized on November 13, 2014 at 10:06 pm

Fanz, this here might be some “realz T” on the German Fed Cup situation and why Losicki wasn’t played. #drama

The Tennis Island

Though the WTA sang its official swan song in Sofia, Tournament of Champions winner Andrea Petkovic reminded us all that the Germans and Czechs are going into overtime. The Fed Cup finals in Prague are just a week away and both countries have announced their teams. Petr Pala nominated Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, semifinalist Lucie Safarova, in-form Karolina Pliskova, and doubles expert Lucie Hradecka. Klara Koukalova and Andrea Hlavackova, who played doubles in the semifinals against Italy, were not considered for the finals.

German captain Barbara Rittner waited until the last day to announce her team as she swayed back and forth between doubles specialist – and long-time team member – Anna-Lena Groenefeld, and Sabine Lisicki, who has competed intermittently over the years. Rittner eventually nominated the 2013 Wimbledon finalist, along with Angelique Kerber, Petkovic and Julia Goerges, leaving Groenefeld on stand-by.

A few weeks ahead of the decision, former ATP player Nicolas…

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