With the exclusions of Russia and some Belarus of the Billie Jean King Cupthe qualifying matches were somewhat shaken up since theAustralia, the Slovakia and the Belgium took the opportunity to qualify directly for the final table. Despite everything, fourteen teams are fighting for qualify for the final stages of the competition. The first two countries to qualify were Poland ofIga Swiatek and the Kazakhstan. L’Italy then won his ticket by crushing France, just like the Czech republic and theSpain. In the night the Canada and the USA were the last two to qualify. As a reminder, Switzerland was already qualified with last year’s final. An invite will be assigned. One can imagine that Ukraine is rewarded. Little hope for the Blues…
The summary of Giorgi – Tan (Italy – France dam)
France – Italy: 1-3
The french team did not resist Italy in the qualifying round of the Billie Jean King Cup (Ancient FedCup), Friday and Saturday, on the hard exterior of the Alghero Tennis Clubtown located on the northwest coast of Sardinia. Kristina Mladenovic, Alizé Cornet, Oceane Dodin and Harmony Tan were there to defend the French colors against Camila Giorgi, Jasmine Paolini, Lucia Bronzetti, Martina Trevisan and Elisabetta Cocciaretto. But in the small arena of 2,800 seats, the meeting went very badly. The first day couldn’t be worse. After the first two singles, Italy was leading two to nil thanks to the victories of Jasmine Paolini on Alize Cornet2-6, 6-1, 7-6(2), and Camila Giorgi on Oceane Dodin, 6-1, 6-2. We had to make a comeback this Saturday. Unfortunately, from the first single of the day, Harmony Tan was suffocated by Camila Giorgi, 6-2, 6-0. Mladenovic and Dodin saved the honor in doubles but the Blue will therefore not see the final phase of the competition…
Jasmine Paolini (ITA) – Alizé Cornet (FRA) 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(2)
Camila Giorgi (ITA) – Oceane Dodin (FRA) 6-1, 6-2
From 12 p.m.
Camila Giorgi (ITA) – Harmony Tan (FRA) 6-2, 6-0
Oceane Dodin / Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) – Lucia Bronzetti / Martina Trevisan (ITA) 7-6(4), 6-1
USA – Ukraine: 3-2
HAS Ashvillein North Carolina, the USA welcomed in a particular context the Ukrainian women, led by Dayana Yastremska. Elina Svitolina and Marta Kostyuk skipped the event. No surprise on Friday, the Americans were able to count on Jessica Pegula and Alison Riske who won the first two singles. On Saturday, the meeting went crazy. Dayana Yastremska and Kateryna Zavatska were stunning to bring Ukraine back to 2-2. Ultimately, Jessica Pegula and Asia Muhammad edged Liudmila Kichenok and Dayana Yastremska 7-6(5), 6-3. Ukraine still defended its colors with great panache. Note that theUSTA donated 10% of the proceeds to help victims in Ukraine.
Alison Riske (USA) – Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 7-6(16), 7-5
Jessica Pegula (USA) – Kateryna Zavatska (UKR) 6-2, 6-1
Dayana Yastremska (UKR) – Jessica Pegula (USA) 6-3, 6-4
Kateryna Zavatska (UKR) – Alison Riske (USA) 6-3, 6-4
Jessica Pegula/Asia Muhammad (USA) – Lyudmyla Kichenok/Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 7-6(5), 6-3
Czech Republic – Great Britain: 3-2
Emma Raducanu secured debut in the competition. This April 15, at prague, the 19-year-old Briton was playing the first match of her career on clay. And first victory against Tereza Martincova (7-5, 7-5). A welcome victory by the defeat ofHarriet Dart versus Marketa Vondrusova, 6-1, 6-0. The latter was then impressive in spraying Emma Raducanu opening Saturday 6-1, 6-1. But Harriet Dart had returned the counters to equality by outclassing 6-0, 5-7, 6-2 Linda Fruhivrtova, 16, the youngest representative of her country in the competition since Nicole Vaidisova in 2005. Everything was therefore played on the doubles, and in this game, the Czech Republic was better. In effect, Karolina Muchova and Vondrousova have bent Katie Swan/Harriet Dart in straight sets 6-1, 7-5 to qualify their country.
From 12 p.m.
Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) – Harriet Dart (GBR) 6-1, 6-0
Emma Raducanu (GBR) – Tereza Martincova (CZE) 7-5, 7-5
From 11 a.m.
Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) – Emma Raducanu (GBR) 6-1, 6-1
Harriet Dart (GBR) – Linda Fruhvirtova (CZE) 6-0, 5-7, 6-2
Karolina Muchova / Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) – Harriet Dart / Katie Swan (GBR) 6-1, 7-5
Netherlands – Spain: 0-4
The team ofSpain was certainly the one who showed up with the best forces for this jump-off. But following an injury, Garbine Muguruza could not defend the colors of his country. Paula Badosa was also absent… But Sara Sorribes Tormo, Nuria Parrizas-Diaz, Rebeka Masarova and Aliona Bolsova largely did the job against the modest Dutch in s-Hertogenbosch. Parrizas-Diaz earned the first point for the Spaniards by beating Arantxa Rus 6-2, 7-6(4). In the aftermath, Sorribes Tormo has upgraded Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove (6-4, 6-3). This Saturday, Sorribes Tormo came back to finish the job with an easy 6-0, 6-4 win over Rus.
Nuria Parrizas-Diaz (ESP) – Arantxa Rus (NED) 6-2, 7-6(4)
Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) – Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove (NED) 6-4, 6-3
From 1 p.m.
Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) – Arantxa Rus (NED) 6-0, 6-4
Aliona Bolsova Zadoinov / Rebeka Masarova (ESP) – Arianne Hartono / Demi Schuurs (NED) 4-6, 7-6(7), 10-7
Poland – Romania: 4-0
This poster could be one of the most attractive on paper. Unfortunately, while she was back in great shape this year, Simona Halep was package for the meeting. In front of Polish fans at Radom, Iga Swiatek led his country to victory. Magda linette won the first duel on Friday against Begu and allowed the Poles to lead 1-0 in the confrontation. In the process, the world number 1 atomized Mihaela Buzarnescu, 6-1, 6-0. This Saturday, at the same pace, Swiatek inflicted a double wheel on the poor Andreea Prisacariu. The queen will be present for the group stage.
From 1 p.m.
Magda Linette (POL) – Irina Begu (ROU) 6-1, 4-6, 6-2
Iga Swiatek (POL) – Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU) 6-1, 6-0
From 11 a.m.
Iga Swiatek (POL) – Andreea Prisacariu (ROU) 6-0, 6-0
Magdalena Frech / Alicja Rosolska (POL) – Andreea Mitu / Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU) (7)6-7, 6-3, 10-5
Canada – Latvia: 4-0
The Canadians didn’t finish Vancouver. The US Open finalist, Leylah Fernandez, and Rebecca Marino assured against a Latvia without Jelena Ostapenko. Without surprise, Leylah Fernandez atomized Darja Semenistaja, 389th in the world before Rebecca Marino end the day on Friday perfectly against Daniela Vismane 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3. On Saturday, Leylah Fernandez finished the job against Daniela Vismane, 6-2, 6-1.
Leylah Fernandez (CAN) – Darja Semenistaja (LET) 6-1, 6-2
Rebecca Marino (CAN) – Daniela Vismane (LET) 6-3, 6-7(4), 6-3
From 11 p.m.
Leylah Fernandez (CAN) – Daniela Vismane (LET) 6-2, 6-1
Gabriela Dabrowski/Carol Zhao (CAN) – Daniela Vismane/Darja Semenistaja (LET) 6-1, 6-3
Kazakhstan – Germany: 3-1
L’Germany ofAngelique Kerber is already out to Nur Sultan in Kazakhstan. Accompanied by Jule Niemeier, Anna-Lena Friedsam and Laura Siegemundthe Germans nosedived against a team led by the solid Elena Rybakina, accompanied by Yulia Putintseva. Moreover, the latter started with a bang by dominating Angie Kerber 3-6, 6-3, 6-2. In the aftermath, Rybakina atomized Siegemund 6-0, 6-1. This Saturday, the Kazakh finished the job against Kerber. A 4-6, 6-3, 7-5 victory. Kazakhstan impressed, unlike Germany who will therefore be at home in September.
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) – Angelique Kerber (GER) 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
Elena Rybakina (KAZ) – Laura Siegemund (GER) 6-0, 6-1
From 10 o’clock
Elena Rybakina (KAZ) – Angelique Kerber (GER) 4-6, 6-3, 7-5
Anna-Lena Friedsam / Jule Niemeir (GER) – Anna Danilina / Zhibek Kulambayeva (KAZ) 6-2, 3-6, 10-6