Marc Wickmayer, Yanina’s father, is not making things easier for his daughter, as he recently criticised the decision of Justine Henin to be part of the Fed Cup team this week-end against Estonia. “What has Justine done to help Belgium’s Fed Cup team the last few years? Nothing. In the 2006 final (against Italy) she could have won on one leg along with Kirsten Flipkens. Instead, she chose to pull out for a small injury. So now why does she want to play. Because the tie is taking place in Belgium? To raise her popularity in Flanders (the Flemish part of Belgium)?  If she is still willing to be part of the team next year when it will be time to play away, in Russia or in the Czech Republic, then I would apologize to her. Yet what I don’t like is the hypocrisy which revolves around this tie.” But his daughter showed much more diplomacy and conciliation. “The most important is that Belgium wins the tie. I really don’t want to impose myself. There is a captain to choose who plays and who doesn’t” she said.  The order of play for tomorrow has just been released. Henin has not been chosen for singles. It's Clijsters and Wickmayer who will be playing.

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