Czech Republic tennis players have lived up to their role as favorites at the start of the Billie Jean King Cup. In the new version of last year’s final, the Czech Republic defeated defending champion Switzerland at the start of the final tournament in Seville, and can actually qualify for the semi-finals against the United States of America on Friday. Only the top four in the preliminary round groups reach the semi-finals.
In the first match of the first group, the Czech Republic was able to give Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova a break just four days after her exit from the WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico.
Instead, Linda Noskova, who beat Selin Naif 7:6 (7:2), 4:6, 6:4, and Marie Bouzkova, beat Viktoria Golubic 2-0.
“I feel very happy because I was able to get the second point and thus the victory for our team,” Bouzkova said. “The fans who traveled with us are very vocal, and this gives us a lot of support. I enjoy the team spirit.” here.”
Germany starts against Italy
The subsequent doubles between seven-time Grand Slam winners Barbora Krejcíková/Katerina Siniaková against Golubic/Jil Teichmann no longer had any influence on the outcome of the match. In the first match of the day, Slovenia beat Australia 2-1 in the second group.
The German women will participate in the tournament on Thursday against Italy (10 am), and on Friday morning, France, the toughest competitor in the fight for a semi-final ticket, will be waiting.
The selection is led by team captain Reiner Schüttler of the world number 58. Tatiana Maria (Bad Solgau). Laura Siegmund (Metzingen), recent graduate is the second top 100 player in the team, which is complemented by Anna-Lena Friedsam (Neufed), Eva Liss (Hamburg) and Jules Niemeyer (Dortmund).
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