Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Champions 9/14/2008

by Savannah

Fed Cup

The Russian team, led by Shamil Tarpishev, defeated the Spanish women in what can only be described as a comprehensive beat down. I was able to watch a few matches on WebTV and could only shake my head as the Russian team used their size advantage - the average height of the Spanish team was 5'4" - and fire power to win point after point. Congratulations to Team Russia on their victory.

The Other Winners

Gilles Simon of France hoists his third championship trophy of this year, the BCR Open Romania

Patty Schnyder of Switzerland won the championship in Bali, her first title since Cincinnati in 2005. Congratulations Patty!

Wei Hsieh-Su of Taiwan(left) and Peng Shuai of China won the doubles in Bali

In a marathon the French team of Nicolas Devilder and Paul-Henri Mathieu defeated Polish top seeds Mariusz Fyrstenberg and Marcin Matkowski in an epic 7-6(4) 6-7(9) 22-20 match.

They saved a total of six match points to pull out the win. Congratulations to the French men for scoring a sweep at Bucharest.

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