Well not that anyone cares but the Fed Cup Tie Lineups have been announced and the first rounds are as follows Australia vs Italy Russia vs France Slovak Rep. vs Czech Repub. Belgium vs USA Australia vs Italy: This one I am thinking may be interesting. Italy has been really the dominant force in the past few years it seems and their team of Schiavone, Pennetta, Errani and Vinci is really good on paper. The Australians though have a pretty strong looking team to in Stosur, Groth, Stubbs and Rodionova. Schiavone and Pennetta as well as Stosur and Groth should be doing singles and the deciding doubles rubber may be tight, but if Italy is going to win I think they are going to need to do it in singles. If this was on clay, huge advantage Italy but I'm thinking as its on Hard Courts...Australia may pull this out. I am thinking this may be one of the more competitive ties Russia vs France: On paper this looks like it should be a Demolition for Russia, but Sharapova, Safina and Pavyluchenkova all have problems and Kuznetsova hasn't been great lately either so if Razzano and Cornet actually play their best for France it could be murky for the Russians. I think Russia wins this though. Slovak vs Czech: Hmmm...no clue. On paper I think the czechs have a stronger team but Hantuchova and Cibulkova at their rarely seen bests I think are the best players in this tie, but they are both so erratic it could be interesting. Belgium vs USA: the USA I think is completely screwed. Clijsters is playing for Belgium and she is the hottest player on tour right now and Wickmayer if she actually plays well well...it could be 4-1 for Belgium, I think the USA with Huber and King playing doubles may at least win that one but the USA's only chance is if Wickmayer loses both of her rubbers and I don't see that happening, one maybe...2...no.