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2!  Paszek keeps Austria in the race against Mexico

2! Paszek keeps Austria in the race against Mexico

The final double decides the play-off at the Multiversum Schwechat in Lower Austria.

The Billie Jean King Cup Austria vs Mexico in Multiversum Schwechat remains very exciting. After the 1:1 defeat after the first day and the bitter defeat 6:0, -2:6, -4:6 over Senja Krause (WTA 192) in the singles duel with Fernanda Contreras Gomez (WTA 355) at the beginning of the season. Round 2 finisher Tamera Paszek has now kept the ÖTV women in the running in the decider at the gates of Vienna. Early Sunday evening, the Vorarlberg native (WTA 388) beat world-class doubles player Juliana Olmos, who is no longer ranked in the WTA singles, 7:5, 5:7, 6:3 after 2:35 hours. From playing. After the winning points were the same as in last year’s shock 3-2 win over Latvia at the same site, the final double will once again decide the outcome of the international match. However, Melanie Klaffner and Krause come into this as outside teams against Contreras Gomez and Olmos, current No. 126 and No. 25 in the dual world rankings.

On Sunday, around 450 spectators gathered at the Multiversum Schwechat who wanted to lead the red-white-red ladies to victory. Among them are some famous faces, such as Philipp Gerstenmaier (member of the Lower Austria state parliament – representing Lower Austria MP and sports spokesman Udo Landbauer, MA), Austrian Davis Cup player Denis Novak, and former Davis Cup personality Alexander Pia. (As co-commentator on ORF SPORT+, which broadcasts live on both days), currently injured local top seed Julia Graber as well as former Fed Cup players such as Barbara Schitt-Egel, Barbara Schwarz, Patricia Vartosz and Evelyn Voth. In addition, from the Austrian Tennis Federation, among others, Martin Ohneberg (President), Jürgen Roth (Vice-President), Stephanie Bonner (Vice-President), Jürgen Melzer (Sports Director, Davis Cup Captain), Thomas Schweda (Business Director) , Petra Rösiger (head of the trainers’ workshops), as well as former Vice President Elke Romauch (head of KTV since Thursday).

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On Saturday, Paszek lost the opening match of the international match to Contreras Gomez 2:6 and 5:7 after a negative start and an attractive performance in the second set. But this time the former world number was 26. The two-time Wimbledon quarter-finalist tried from the start, putting the also very experienced Olmos, who had a career high of 343 in singles as of 2019, under the best possible pressure. After leading 2:0, 4:1 and 5:3, she found herself at 5:5 and 15:40 on her own serve, but the Dornbirn native eventually managed to hold off a third break point and thanks to the ensuing 30:0 break Olmos narrowly won the first set. . In the second, she turned a 0-2 deficit into a 4-2 lead and was already supposedly on her way to victory, but despite three break points at 4-3 and despite being at 5-4 and 30-30 down, She only got two points at 2-2, entering the third round shortly after that. Paszek started well there this time, but the 2-0 lead quickly disappeared. In the end, the deciding factor was that she avoided losing a third straight game at 2:2 and eventually scored with the only break point she had at 4:3. The victory was served to enthusiastic cheers in the hall.

More information to follow.

Billie Jean King Cup 2023, Playoff in Multiversum Schwechat:

Austria – Mexico 2:2
Tamira Paszek – Fernanda Contreras Gomez 2:6, 5:7
Sinja Krause – Juliana Olmos 7:5, 6:2
Senja Krause – Fernanda Contreras Gomez 6:0, 2:6, 4:6
Tamira Paszek – Juliana Olmos 7:5, 5:7, 6:3
Melanie Klaffner/Singa Krause – Fernanda Contreras Gomez/Juliana Olmos

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The rest of the program for the Billie Jean King Cup Austria Mexico

Sunday, November 12 at 1 pm: Start of Round 2 (Live on ORF SPORT+ from 1:00pm onwards) www.oetv.tv)