Doubles qualifies the Czech Republic to the semi-finals against Canada

Seville, November 10 (EFE).- Victory in the doubles match between Barbora Krejcikova and Katernia Siniakova against Danielle Collins, eventually replacing Sloane Stephens, and Taylor Townsend secured their place in the semi-finals of the Billie Jean King Cup for the Czech Republic. Which the United States won 2-1.

The bilateral confrontation was decisive and the European team imposed its talent to win 6-3 and 7-5 in one hour and twenty-six minutes.

The direct confrontation between the teams with the most titles in the competition ended in favor of the Czechs, who confirmed their best classification.

The Europeans had to come back because at the beginning of the day, Danielle Collins beat Kateryna Siniakova 6-3, 6-2 and put the American team ahead of the Czech team.

However, Marketa Vondrousova then imposed her position as the seventh player in the world and won power over Sofia Kenin (6-1, 6-1) to tie the match.

Vondrousova, who arrived in Seville from Cancun, where she played in the final tournament of the women’s tennis season a few days ago to strengthen the Czech national team, defeated Kenin, ranked 33rd in the world, whom she had never played against before. It took the Czech, this year’s Wimbledon winner, an hour and twelve minutes to beat Kenin and level the duel.

The Czech Republic did not waste the opportunity and won the decisive doubles match to occupy first place in Group A, ahead of the United States and Switzerland, last year’s champion.

The Czech Republic, champion of the tournament 11 times, qualified for the semi-finals for the second year in a row, and the second since 2018. It will face Canada, which won in the third group, beating Spain and Poland. Evie

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