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Posted by Oz
11/08/2010 at 12:06 AM
Posted by Disgusted
11/08/2010 at 10:42 AM
Coco gets the call to keep Nike and the $$ folks happy and generate a little buzz. An awful lot to ask from someone with so little top 100 experience. Vania had a great US Open and could have been a factor. Cheers to Oudin!! But the US hung it up well before the tie got started for reasons other than wanting to win. A shame.
Posted by Disgusted 2
11/08/2010 at 11:41 AM
I'm disgusted, too. Why so little press about Oudin's win and the crazy decision not to play her on the first day? She's a much higher ranked, more experienced, and smarter player than Coco (who I must say is remarkably brainless on the court, even for her age), and it always made sense to play her on the first day. She may have been in the midst of a sophomore slump this year, but she responds well to pressure, unlike Coco who responds by inevitably giving away her first service games with multiple double faults.
Posted by Hoan Nguyen
11/08/2010 at 03:01 PM
It's not a wise decision by the US captain to pick Coco over Oudin.
Posted by Josh
11/08/2010 at 05:11 PM
Disgusted, I agree with your post. This is the same Mary Jo who has shown her bias toward Maria Sharapova over the William sister because of her husband working for IMG.
Posted by David
11/08/2010 at 11:02 PM
Somebody needs to look into the question of whether Vandeweghe was selected over Oudin because, at least as I understand it from the outside, Vandeweghe is represented by IMG and Oudin is not. Considering the connection Mary Jo Fernandez has with IMG, if I am right on the player-agency relationships described in the previous sentence, something is profoundly wrong here. Looks like a job for an enterprising sports reporter. Anybody out there?