In preparation for the Fed Cup final between Russia and Spain, which starts on Saturday, Tennis Channel is replaying 2008 Fed Cup matches this week. I am very excited about this because the Russia/Israel tie from February was the most weird, hilarious, and fun tie to watch.
They are scheduled to show the Sharapova vs Obziler tie at 1:30pm EST today (Tuesday). This is the infamous "grunting match" where the Israeli crowd tried to get in Pova's head by grunting whenever she hit the ball. Oh, Israel. That's so cute. Did you really think that was going to throw the Pova off? She destroyed Tzipi 60 64.
Masha (who looked awesome in her red and white Nike gear) would then turn around the next day and take Shahar Peer, who famously egged on the Israeli crowd, behind the shed and beat her 61 61. After the match Masha put her finger to her lips and shushed the crowd and then told Peer at the net that she should've learned her lesson from the day before. Tennis Channel will be showing this match at 1:30pm EST on Wednesday.
God I miss her. So much.
Finally, on Thursday at 1:30 EST, Tennis Channel will delight us in a replay of the Chakky/Obziler match, also known as the "When Chak Attacks!" match. The crowd rained down on A-Chak and she gave as good as she got, screaming maniacally at the crowd after each winner she hit. It was insane.
All these matches are worth watching so tune in, folks. They're also showing the China/Spain Fed Cup ties at 4:00pm EST throughout the week.
The Fed Cup Final starts on Saturday and TTC will be airing it live starting at 8am EST on Saturday and 6am EST on Sunday.