Without any of the top 100 players, Canada managed to advance in the first series of the Billie Jean King Cup at the O2 Arena in the Czech Republic with a 2-1 victory over France.
They arrived with highly sensitive hits like Bianca Andreescu or Lilla Fernandez, who currently dominate Canadian women’s tennis. However, those of Sylvain Bruno showed that they did not come to pass the time and there they showed that first victory against France which aroused many doubts among the tennis players.
Fiona Ferro was Julien Benito’s second-placed player although there are tennis players like Caroline Garcia or Clara Borrell who could be more decisive on that kind of surface. In addition, Fiona has not come from doing well in her recent tournaments. Françoise Abanda, ranked No. 353 in the world, was the one who came on behalf of her country and despite the fact that the duel seemed to have started very well for the Gaelic players, North Americans managed to turn the ring around and win 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 in Two hours and eight minutes.
Alizee Cornet had to come to the rescue of Benito’s team. I had a lot of pressure going forward because just winning was worth continuing with the options. In an even match against Rebecca Marino they won 6-4, 7-6 (5) in 1 hour and 48 minutes of play. With that, the duo would have been decisive and there the Canadians, with method specialist Gabriela Dabrowski and Rebecca Marino, beat Borrell or Cornet 6-3, 7-6 (6).
Everything is very complicated for France because the other team in the group is the Russian Federation with Pavlyuchenkova, Kasatkina, Alexandrova, Samsonova and Kudermetova. One of the most distinguished teams in this competition. In the meantime, the Canadians can qualify tomorrow if they beat the Russians. Currently, Canada opens to France in the Billie Jean King Cup.