Italy and Canada, Billie Jean King Cup final in Seville

The Italian and Canadian national teams will meet today, Sunday, in the final of the Billie Jean King Cup, which will be held at La Cartuja Stadium in Seville, after they defeated Slovenia (2-0) and the Czech Republic (2-0) in the semi-finals on Saturday. 2-1). The American team reached its first final in the tournament, defeating the 11-time champion. Leila Fernandez, once again intractable, tied the game and then gave Canada the win on doubles point with Gabriela Dabrowski. The Czech team started the day by defeating Barbora Krejcikova over young woman Marina Stakosek 6-2, 6-1. But Fernandez defeated Marketa Vondrousova 6-2, 2-6, 6-3 in a tense match without a net, and in doubles, Canada beat the two Grand Slam champions Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova in the final, to meet in the final with Italy. Before that, the trans-Alpine country reached its first final of the tournament since 2013 thanks to Martina Trevisan and Yasmine Paolini, who increased their winning tally. Trevisan defeated Kaja Kovan 7-6, 6-3, while Paolini oversaw the end of the confrontation against Slovenia by defeating Tamara Zidancic 6-2, 4-6, 6-3.

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