Canada to face Italy in maiden BJK Cup final-ZoomTech News

Canada have been competing of their second BJK semi-final and their first since 1988

Canada will tackle Italy of their maiden Billie Jean King Cup remaining following victory towards the Czech Republic within the deciding doubles match.

Canada’s Leylah Fernandez and Gabriela Dabrowski beat Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova 7-5 7-6 (7-3) to win the tie 2-1 in Seville.

Krejcikova had received her singles match in straight units earlier than Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova misplaced to Fernandez.

In Saturday’s different semi-final, Italy secured a 2-0 victory towards Slovenia.

Martina Trevisan and Jasmine Paolini each received in straight units as Italy proceed their bid for a fifth title and first since 2013.

The Czech Republic have received the event 11 occasions – together with six of the previous 11 editions – however seven-time Grand Slam champions Krejcikova and Siniakova have been surprised within the doubles match as Fernandez received each her singles and doubles matches.

World quantity 10 Krejcikova comfortably beat Canadian teenager Marina Stakusic 6-2 6-1 however Fernandez, ranked twentieth on the planet, fended off a comeback from world quantity eight Vondrousova to win 6-2 2-6 6-3.

For the second time in as many days the Czech Republic needed to flip to Krejcikova and Siniakova to rescue the tie, with the duo sealing a deciding doubles win over the USA on Friday to high Group A and clinch a spot within the semi-final.

However the Canadian pair saved their composure, finishing a hard-fought victory in a second-set tie-break to make historical past.

“It has been an awesome day for us, for Crew Canada,” 2021 US Open runner-up Fernandez mentioned.

“Gaby was all the time there to assault and take it to them. I am simply blissful I’ve an awesome accomplice on the market who can present me how you can do it.”

‘Dream come true’

Italy final reached the ultimate of the Billie Jean King cup in 2013, beating Russia to win a fourth title and Trevisan received the nation off to a powerful begin in Saturday’s first semi-final.

The world quantity 43 beat Slovenia’s Kaja Juvan 7-6 6-3 in a gruelling two hour and 20 minute contest which noticed the 2 register 110 unforced errors between them.

“It was my first semi-final right here on this competitors, and if you end up on courtroom and you aren’t enjoying only for you however you’re enjoying for a whole nation, for all of the crew, for my teammates, it isn’t simple to handle the feelings,” mentioned Trevisan.

“However the coronary heart and head have been there, so I am very blissful.”

Later, world quantity 30 Paolini sealed the tie with a battling 6-2 4-6 6-3 victory towards Tamara Zidansek.

Slovenia, the bottom ranked aspect of the 12 competing groups, had already made historical past by reaching the semi-finals for the primary time.

However, towards an Italy crew whose 5 gamers have all reached a career-high WTA rating this yr, Slovenia couldn’t proceed their surprising run within the event.

Elsewhere, Nice Britain are bidding to achieve subsequent yr’s Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers of their play-off towards Sweden the place Katie Boulter claimed a dominant win to drag them stage after Jodie Burrage’s opening defeat on Saturday.

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