Tennis - German Fed Cup captain Jens Gerlach has said that he is incredibly proud of the efforts that his team have put in reaching the semi-finals of the Fed Cup after a win over Belarus. Gerlach's team did not include the top stars such as Angelique Kerber, Julia Gorges, Laura Siegemund, Carina Witthöft, Andrea Petkovic or Sabine Lisicki.
Now, Gerlach will have to decide on his team for the semi-final tie against Belarus which will be played in Germany itself. Gerlach commented, "I am incredibly proud of the team that was here. Of course, you always want to be able to draw on the full.
That's why we just look at how the next few months are going and who will vote for them all. We were all congratulated. I think they are just as happy as we are." The team, which consisted of Anna-Lena Grönefeld, Tatjana Maria, Antonia Lottner and Anna-Lena Friedsam, received congratulatory messages from Kerber as well as Boris Becker via Twitter.
Gerlach says the tie against the Czech Republic could be played in Stuttgart. "Because of the weather in April, it should take place in a hall. Stuttgart would certainly be a good option. The Czech women have won the Fed Cup three times in the past four years.
It is a difficult team. Still, I think everything is possible, but we do not necessarily see ourselves as favorites. We had a great mood all week. But I always believed in the girls. I said in advance that we are going to Belarus to show ourselves and to keep our hearts in the square.
That's what the girls have done world-class." Also Read - Simona Halep Gets a New Sponsor - Signs with Nike