With two victories in advance on Friday night, at the end of the first day of the semi-finals, the USA and Italy were on Saturday in very favorable dispensations to validate their qualification for the first final of the United Cup, new mixed team event in the calendar in this season.
And none of them flinched. Taylor Fritz punched the American ticket first in match 3, winning in two tie-breaks against Hubert Hurkacz (7-6 7-6 ), and kills all bets in the next two games, still won by the USA, for a perfect 5-0.
The beautiful history of Italy
In the other semi-final, on the other hand, Stefanos Tsitsipas tried to maintain a little more tension by first dominating Matteo Berrettini in three sets (4-6, 7-6) 6-4), bringing Greece down to 2-1.
But Lucia Bronzetti (54e world) did not shake in front of Valentini Grammatikopoulou (6-2, 6-3) and drove Italy in the final (4-1). A big story as the Transalpine team beaten by Poland in Brisbane had been drafted into the semi-final as the best losers. She will therefore challenge the USA on Sunday for this first United Cup final.