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Fed Cup 2005 World Group II Play-off   Part-1

 Day 1: Saturday, 9th July, 2005.
 Japan vs. Bulgaria at Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, Japan
 Court Surface: Hard Indoors (Perfect K)


 Opening Ceremony and Singles 1, 2
  Rubber 1: Akiko Morigami (JPN) def. Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL), 2-6, 7-6 (4), 6-0.
Set  Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 TB
1  Akiko Morigami (JPN)   O       O              
 Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL) * O   O O O   O O          
2  Akiko Morigami (JPN)   O   O   O O   O     O O
 Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL) * O   O   O     O   O O    
T/B  Akiko Morigami (JPN)   O     O O O   O O O    
 Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL) * O   O O       O          
3  Akiko Morigami (JPN) * O O O O O O              
 Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL)                          
   "O" in red indicates a break game. Match Time: 01:52.
  Rubber 2: Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) def. Aiko Nakamura (JPN), 3-6, 6-4, 6-3.
Set  Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10      
1  Aiko Nakamura (JPN)   O O O   O   O O        
 Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) * O       O   O            
2  Aiko Nakamura (JPN) * O O         O   O        
 Magdalena Maleeva (BUL)     O O O O   O   O      
3  Aiko Nakamura (JPN) *   O O O                  
 Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) O       O O O O O        
   "O" in red indicates a break game. Match Time: 02:13.

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Opening Ceremony
at 10:40 a.m.

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Cheering Party

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National Anthem Ceremonies

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Team presentations

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Pennants Exchange

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Japan's Team
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Flower Presentations

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Bulgaria's Team



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Japan's supporter surprises the Bulgaria's team
during the pre-match warm-up.

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Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL) laughs out
during the pre-match warm-up.

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Akiko Morigami (JPN)
during the 1st match started at 11:00 a.m.

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Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL)
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Mr. Minoru Ueda (Japan's Team Captain)
and Akiko Morigami (JPN)

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Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL)

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Akiko Morigami (JPN)

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Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL)
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Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL)

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Maria Penkova (BUL)
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Akiko Morigami (JPN)

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Mr. Nobuto Tomioka
Japan's Team Stringer from Gosen

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Akiko Morigami (JPN)

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Akiko Morigami (JPN)
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Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL)

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Magdalena Maleeva (Bulgaria's Playing Captain)
and Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL)

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Rika Fujiwara (JPN) and
Saori Obata (JPN)

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Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL)
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Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL)

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Akiko Morigami (JPN)
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Akiko Morigami (JPN) shakes hands
with Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL)
at 12:58 p.m.

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Japan leads Bulgaria, 1-0

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Bulgaria's Team after the 1st match

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Information Booth at the front entrance



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Mr. Minoru Ueda (Japan's Team Captain)
and Aiko Nakamura (JPN)

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Aiko Nakamura (JPN)
during the 2nd match started at 1:20 p.m.

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Aiko Nakamura (JPN)

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Aiko Nakamura (JPN)

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Magdalena Maleeva (BUL)

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Magdalena Maleeva (BUL)
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Magdalena Maleeva (BUL)

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Magdalena Maleeva (BUL)
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Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL)
gives her autograph for a young fan.

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Aiko Nakamura (JPN)

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Aiko Nakamura (JPN)

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Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL) and Maria Penkova (BUL)

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Sesil Karatantcheva (BUL)
and Tszvetana Pironkova (BUL)

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Magdalena Maleeva (BUL)
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Aiko Nakamura (JPN)

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Japan's Team at a changeover

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VIPs during the 2nd match

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Mr. Ognian Iliev
Junior Coaching and Development officer
of the Bulgarian Tennis Federation

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Bulgaria's Team at a changeover

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Magdalena Maleeva (BUL)

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Magdalena Maleeva (BUL)

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Aiko Nakamura (JPN)

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Aiko Nakamura (JPN)

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Magdalena Maleeva (BUL)
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Mr. Yoshihiro Muraki (Japan's Team Chief Trainer)
and Aiko Nakamura (JPN)

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Magdalena Maleeva (BUL) shakes hands
with Aiko Nakamura (JPN) at 3:45 p.m.

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Bulgaria levels the tie, 1-1

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Ms. Natsumi Hamamura
2004 Sutama $25,000 Singles Champion



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