Krajicek replaces Hogenkamp in Fed Cup selection
Fed Cup captain, Paul Haarhuis has Monday Michaëlla Krajicek included in his selection for the semi-final next month against belarus. The global number 271 replaces the injured Richel Hogenkamp.
The elite Haarhuis, also consists of kopvrouw Kiki Bertens, Cindy Burger, and Arantxa Rus.
The 24-year-old Hogenkamp, that 134 is on the world rankings, recovering now from surgery to her wrist. Haarhuis expected, therefore, is not in time and in shape for the confrontation in Minsk, on 11 and 12 February, played.
“The left wrist of the Ledge is at this moment unfortunately still not fully recovered. It would be only her second match in Minsk after the qualifying rounds in Australia. That is currently too big a risk. I hope the recovery is coming soon, so they are there in april, again in may,” said Haarhuis in a press release.
The Fed Cup duel in the Chizhovka Arena is on hard courts played. With a win, the Netherlands in the semi-final against France or Switzerland.
White Russia is coming in 2017 for the first time in the Wereldgroep, while in the Netherlands last year, impressed by the semi-finals. “The team has in 2016 is a great job”, be aware of Haarhuis, who, from this year, captain of the Dutch Davis Cup team.
“As a result, we are now at the last eight countries, and we hope the success of last year continuing. I am confident that the reach of the semi-finals again.”