Per reports circulating around the web and twitter, Conchita Martínez will be named the new Spanish Davis Cup captain tomorrow. Martínez, the current Fed Cup captain, is a well-respected figure in the Spanish tennis community and has an established relationship with both male and female players. By choosing a female coach, the RFET probably hopes to prove that the objections to Leon were more credential than gender-based. So, this would seem to be a win-win decision. Her appointment appears to be for the rest of the year during which she will continue to captain the Fed Cup team.
- Martinez to take over as Spain Davis Cup captain-reports – Reuters
- Conchita Martínez, nueva capitana de Copa Davis – via tennistopic.com (mangle) This article includes a statement from the RFET announcing that they have offered the job to Martínez.
- Conchita Martínez, nueva capitana de la Copa Davis – via elpais.com (mangle)