Both the Russian and Australian tennis teams claimed their wins in the Billie Jean King Cup on Tuesday, MTI writes.
|Kasatkina wins a match against a Canadian opponent (Photo: AFP)|
The Russians beat Canada 3-0, while the Australians beat Belgium 2-1.
Renamed in honor of Billie Jean King, a 39-time Grand Slam winner, the Prague Final will feature the world’s 12 best national teams. The fight, which lasted until Saturday, was to take place in Budapest last April – Hungary won the right to settle for three years – but was postponed by a year due to the coronavirus epidemic, and this spring the organizers were forced to resign. for similar reasons. In May, the International Federation (ITF) announced that it was looking for a new venue for the event because the Hungarian Federation had withdrawn from the event.
Previously, two teams competed in the finals, and one of the finalists was the host, but from 2020 onwards, the event will take place within one week with the participation of the top 12 national teams. Four groups of three are formed, the winners from the groups advance to the semi-finals and then the winners compete in the finals.
Billie Jean King – Cuba
Daria Kasatkina – Carol Gaw 6:3, 6:1
Anasztaszija Pavljucsenkova – Rebecca Marino 6:4, 4:6, 6:2
Veronika Kugermitova, Ludmila Zamsonova – Gabriela Dabrovsky, Rebecca Marino 6:3, 6:1
Australia – Belgium 2-1
Daria Gavrilova – Greetings Memories 6: 4, 1: 6, 6: 4
Storm Sanders – Elise Mertens 3:6, 7:6 (7-5), 6:0
Ellen Perez, Sanders-Mertens, minimum 2:6, 4:6