Exciting duels in the semifinals of the Billie Jean King Cup

The Czech Republic and Slovenia have qualified for the semi-finals of the Billie Jean King Cup (formerly FedCup) final tournament, following Friday’s results in Seville.

Katerina Siniakova is Barbora KrejcikovaPhoto: CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP / Profimedia

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The Czech Republic and Slovenia qualified for the semi-finals of the Billie Jean King Cup

11-time winners of the competition, the Czech Republic prevailed over Team USA, 2-1, in a Group A duel.

Danielle Collins defeated Katerina Siniakova, score 6-3, 6-2, but the Czechs equalized through Marketa Vondrousova: 6-1, 6-1 vs. Sofia Kenin.

The Europeans booked their tickets for the penultimate act of the competition after the doubles match, where Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Krejcikova got past the pair of Danielle Collins / Taylor Townsend, score 6-3, 7-5.

Also on Friday, Slovenia were beaten 2-1 by Kazakhstan, but advance thanks to more sets won in Group B.

Billie Jean King Cup Semifinals

  • Saturday, November 11, 2023

Slovenia – Italy / at 11:00

Czech Republic – Canada / from 17:00.

Team composition:

Czech Republic: Marketa Vondrousova, Barbora Krejcikova, Marie Bouzkova, Linda Noskova, Katerina Siniakova. Captain:Petr Pala

Canada: Leylah Fernandez, Rebecca Marino, Eugenie Bouchard, Marina Stakusic, Gabriela Dabrowski. Captain: Heidi El Tabakh

Italia: Jasmine Paolini, Elisabetta Cocciaretto, Martina Trevisan, Lucia Bronzetti, Lucrezia Stefanini. Captain: Tathiana Garbin

Slovenia: Tamara Zidansek, Kaja Juvan, Veronika Erjavec, Nina Potocnik, Ela Nala Milic. Captain: Andrej Krasevec.

To know:

  • The Czech Republic has won this competition (formerly known as the Fed Cup until 2020) 11 times.
  • Italy triumphed 4 times, and Canada ticked off only one semi-final appearance (1988).
  • Slovenia qualified for the final tournament after beating Romania 3-2.
  • The 2022 finalists (Switzerland and Australia) were eliminated in the group stage this year.

The final tournament of the Billie Jean King Cup takes place from November 7-12, in Seville, and is played on indoor hard.

Billie Jean King Cup, clasamente

1. Czech Republic (5-1 matches won / lost) 2 wins

2. YOURS (4-2) 1

3. Switzerland (0-6) 0.

1. Slovenia (3-3) 1

2. Kazakhstan (3-3) 1

3. Australia (3-3) 1.

1. Canada (6-0) 2

2. Spain (2-4) 1

3. Poland (1-5) 0.

1. Italia (5-1) 2

2. France (4-2) 1

3. Germania (0-6) 0.

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