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FAIR? Coco On FedCup

Post by Grossefavourite » Jan Tue 28, 2020 5:08 pm

Coco Gauff joins Serena Williams on U.S. team for Fed Cup

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- Teenager Coco Gauff was included on the U.S. Fed Cup team for the first time on Tuesday, joining Serena Williams and others for a qualifying series against Latvia next week.

Gauff, 15, is set to become the second-youngest American to play in the competition behind Jennifer Capriati, who made her debut at 14 in 1990.

Gauff is expected to enter the top 50 in the rankings for the first time after her run to the fourth round of the Australian Open, where she beat defending champion Naomi Osaka along the way.

Australian Open semifinalist Sofia Kenin, Alison Riske and doubles specialist Bethanie Mattek-Sands were also included on the roster announced by the U.S. Tennis Association.

The Americans will play Latvia in a five-match series on indoor hard courts in Everett, Washington, on Feb. 7-8. The winner advances to a 12-nation Fed Cup tournament in April, a revamped format for the competition.

Williams made her Fed Cup debut in 1999, helping the U.S. team win the title, more than four years before Gauff was born.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion last played in the Fed Cup in 2018. Now ranked No. 9, Williams has a 13-0 career record in Fed Cup singles.

The Latvia team features No. 33 Anastasija Sevastova and No. 45 Jelena Ostapenko, the 2017 French Open champion.

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Re: FAIR? Coco On FedCup

Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Tue 28, 2020 5:52 pm

Who are our top-10 in the LIVE Ranking? I don't want to go look but isn't Coco a top-10 now?

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Re: FAIR? Coco On FedCup

Post by djmm1962 » Jan Tue 28, 2020 6:54 pm

I could understand it if they included her McCoco teammate instead of Bethanie!!

Just something else to irk me!!

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Re: FAIR? Coco On FedCup

Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Tue 28, 2020 7:25 pm

Beautiful Bethanie should always be on the Doubles team. She's the best Doubles player we have. She should team up with Serena or Coco.

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Re: FAIR? Coco On FedCup

Post by djmm1962 » Jan Tue 28, 2020 7:47 pm

Bethanie is beautiful, but she's really a commentator now. What about Sloane or Madison?? Are they eligible for the Olympic team yet??

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Re: FAIR? Coco On FedCup

Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Tue 28, 2020 7:50 pm

Sloane should not get anywhere near a Fed Cup team.

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Re: FAIR? Coco On FedCup

Post by djmm1962 » Jan Tue 28, 2020 9:28 pm

lol

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Re: FAIR? Coco On FedCup

Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Tue 28, 2020 9:49 pm

djmm1962 wrote:
Jan Tue 28, 2020 9:28 pm
lol
Remember that Fed Cup match in Miami where Venus and Serena tried to help her by letting her carry the flag after her big mouth got smashed. Remember how she was shamelessly benched by the coach?
Even junior Robin is willing to use her power to dish out bombs. Sloane leaves her power in her hotel room. LOL LOL LOL

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Re: FAIR? Coco On FedCup

Post by djmm1962 » Jan Wed 29, 2020 10:42 am

Yup, lol.

How do they decide on the US Olympic Team roster??

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Re: FAIR? Coco On FedCup

Post by Ace2Ace » Jan Wed 29, 2020 11:06 am

djmm1962 wrote:
Jan Wed 29, 2020 10:42 am
Yup, lol.

How do they decide on the US Olympic Team roster??
Offer the coach a few Burger King coupons.

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