Rumunia w najmocniejszym składzie, rzadko się to wcześniej zdarzało. Jestem w szoku, bo absolutnie nie znam nikogo w drużynie włoskiej, oprócz Sary Errani. To chyba są jakieś zupełne nołnejmy. Najciekawiej zapowiada się mecz Rumunek z Brytyjkami. Mam nadzieję, że Brytyjki po wieloletniej tułaczce w tych okropnych turniejach kontynentalnych przebiją się do elity.
Romania captain Ilie Nastase was banned from the Fed Cup tie against Britain after an incident that left Johanna Konta in tears and her match suspended. In Konta's match against Sorana Cirstea, Nastase was sent off after swearing at the umpire and abusing Konta and her captain Anne Keothavong. The world number seven lost her serve in the next game and was visibly upset before play was halted for 25 minutes. [...]
The incident that led to him being dismissed on Saturday happened when Cirstea was 2-1 up in the second set of the World Group II play-off tie in Constanta. After Konta and Keothavong had complained of calling out from the crowd at 1-1, Nastase was involved in a discussion with officials in which he used foul and abusive language. Nastase called both Konta and Keothavong "a bi*ch" multiple times, as well as swearing at them. He was sent off the court by referee Andreas Egli and, after initially taking a seat in the stands, was then escorted back to the locker room.
Konta went 3-1 down after her serve was broken in the next game and was in tears before the umpire suspended play. Romania player Halep spoke to the crowd during the suspension to try to calm the situation. When play resumed in a subdued atmosphere, Konta won five games in a row to win the match 6-2 6-3, levelling the tie at 1-1. The ITF explained Nastase was asked to leave "for unsportsmanlike conduct, having already received two official warnings".
A statement added: "Mr Nastase was also removed from the grounds due to his serious misconduct. His accreditation was removed and he will play no further part in the tie."
"It was not something anyone should experience," Konta told BBC Sport. "It did upset me quite a lot and that was shown. I am not one to cry on court. It was slightly embarrassing but it affected me more than I would have liked. "I know that Fed Cups can be quite emotional and can sometimes take an unexpected turn but it wasn't something I was prepared for. "Obviously, it left me slightly unnerved but the best I could do was to make it as much about the tennis as possible. I felt I did that and am looking forward to that again tomorrow." Keothavong said she had "expected a patriotic crowd", but did not expect "abusive language to be used".
"It's unacceptable. No-one deserves to be spoken to in that way," she told BBC Sport.
"We've come here to play tennis. The referee made the right call to suspend the match, and during the break I was just trying to keep Johanna calm. "All of the players - from both teams - handled the situation incredibly well. It's happened, it's done and there is a lot to play for tomorrow."
The Lawn Tennis Association said it was "deeply shocked" by Saturday's events. "There is no place in sport for that type of behaviour, it's not acceptable and the integrity of the sport must always be paramount," it said in a statement. "We will be submitting an official complaint to the ITF after this tie and expect a full investigation into the actions by the Romanian captain."
However, Cirstea claimed Konta had "overreacted". "Someone crying cannot stop a match," she told BBC Sport. "From a tennis point of view, Johanna deserved the win - she is a better player than me - but the behaviour of the British team was exaggerated. "Why did we stop? Only because Johanna cried? I have never cried on the court because someone told me something. You have to toughen up. "OK, at 2-1 you take our captain out, that was the right decision, but then at 3-1 I break you and now you cry. I am not saying it was fake, but it was not logical. "Next time I'm in trouble I will cry, maybe I can go off the court. As Romanians we get double insulted because of our nation but it's OK, we are tough. Tougher than British people apparently." [...]
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Baraże o Grupę Światową II (22-23 kwietnia 2017) - Wyniki:
Martina Trevisan v Ya-Hsuan Lee 26 63 12-10 Sara Errani v Chieh-Yu Hsu 60 62 Sara Srrani v Ya-Hsuan Lee 36 62 63 Martina Trevisan v Chieh-Yu Hsu nie rozegrano Paolini/Rosatello v Chuang/Ch-W. Hsu 46 46
Simona Halep v Heather Watson 64 61 Sorana Cirstea v Johanna Konta 26 36 Simona Halep v Johanna Konta 61 63 Irina-Camelia Begu v Heather Watson 64 75 Halep/Niculescu v Rae/Robson 36 61 8-10
Aleksandra Krunic v Ashleigh Barty 46 36 Ivana Jorovic v Daria Gavrilova 26 26 Nina Stojanovic v Daria Gavrilova 06 36 Ivana Jorovic v Ashleigh Barty nie rozegrano Jorovic/Stojanovic v Dellacqua/Barty 16 57
Bianca Andreescu v Yulia Putintseva 46 64 46 Francoise Abanda v Yaroslava Shvedova 63 64 Francoise Abanda v Yulia Putintseva 63 63 Bianca Andreescu v Yaroslava Shvedova 76(1) 64 Dabrowski/Sebov v Kerimbayeva/Voskoboeva 76(6) 67(6) 5-10
Konta zachowała się jak 5-latka, zachowanie bardzo atencyjne, jakby chciała na siłę wzbudzić zainteresowanie i współczucie, zamiast zachować się jak profesjonalistka i po prostu grać. Lepiej było zrobić show... Bo Konta to pierwsza tenisistka, która została obrażona na korcie... Cirstea miała 100% racji co do niej, bardzo mądra wypowiedź Sorany na ten temat. Straciłem do Brytyjki szacunek.