Did anyone follow Dominika Cibulkova on Twitter a little? The tiny Slovak caused a stir among fans when she cheered when Ana Ivanovic had to pull out. Many fans were not amused and kindly dropped a message on Twitter to let Cibulkova know that “Ajdee Serbia” was their new slogan. Even Ana Ivanovic haters turned on Cibulkova. Now that says something, doesn’t it?
And if you don’t believe me then you can find a screenshot here of a simple Twitter search for her last name:
And it has already inspired some fan art around the web as well:
In other Fed Cup news Germany beat the USA with 5-0 and that means that for the first time in the history of 48 years of the Fed Cup the USA relegates from the World Group. A big blow for the country that has won the Fed Cup no less than 17 times, a record. It has to be noted that the USA were without their three strongest players. Venus Williams and Bethanie Mattek-Sands are sidelined with hip injuries, Serena Williams is still recovering from her blood cloth surgery earlier this year.
Captain Mary Joe Fernandez was disappointed but praised the fighting spirit of her team and credited Germany for their strong performance.
“It’s tough to be out of the World Group for the first time, but we just came up against a better team,” U.S. captain Mary Joe Fernandez said. “We did the best we could, we fought for every point and that’s all you can do, do your best on the court.”
“It was a tough weekend but you have to give credit to whole German team,” she added. “They played great. There were moments, small chances, but there weren’t that many opportunities for us.”
Our photographer, Ralf Reinecke, was present at the meeting between the USA and Germany. Find the photos below.
Russia beat Italy 5-0 at Moscow, Russia
Czech Republic beat Belgium 3-2 at Charleroi, Belgium
World Group Playoffs
Germany beat United States 5-0 at Stuttgart, Germany
Spain beat France 4-1 at Lleida, Spain
Serbia beat Slovak Republic 3-2 at Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Ukraine beat Australia 3-2 at Melbourne, Australia
World Group II Playoffs
Belarus beat Estonia 5-0 at Minsk, Belarus; Slovenia beat Canada 3-2 at Koper, Slovenia; Switzerland beat Sweden 4-1 at Lugano, Switzerland