Sunday, April 25, 2010

(Back) On Top of the World

It's official: Australia is back in the World Group of Fed Cup.

I know no one really gets excited about Fed Cup any more (or Davis Cup, really - but Fed Cup is worse) but I am really excited that Australia is back in the World Group. We might not look it, but our team is seriously good - and it's only going to get better.

Stosur is, and will continue to be, the lynchpin - she's the one that clinched the deciding victory today and sent Australia through over Ukraine. (And, I would like to point out, Ukraine is not a nation to be sniffed at tennis-wise - I have one word and that word is Bondarenko). But there are a number of others in the squad who have valuable contributions to make. Rodionova was the other star on the weekend - and on debut no less - but we've got some depth going on.

We have Molik, who is on the way back up. The erratically brilliant Dokic. The on-the-comeback Dellacqua. Jarka Groth. And then a number of very promising up and comers like Olivia Rogowska, Isabella Holland, Sally Peers and Monika Wejnert.

Everyone seems to pin all their hopes on Bernard Tomic for the future of Australian tennis. I think it's right here in this Fed Cup team. Aussie girls are on the rise!

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allineedisapicketfence said...

Hi Jodi,

HURRAH!

Good to see the Aussies back in Fed Cup, and if commitment by the top pros is still as low as they've been this year, we have a chance. I mean, Italy and USA in the final? We can totally beat them.

xx doots

Jodi said...

It will be on like Donkey Kong. If Australia gets this level of commitment, we can TOTALLY win the Fed Cup.

And if/when there are ties in Australia, I am totally going.

allineedisapicketfence said...

Muahahaha.

Add "drinks with Dootsie" onto your super-duper tennis trip Jodi!

Jodi said...

Added!