Mexico falls 3-1 to Spain in the Billie Jean King Cup

Mexico falls 3-1 to Spain in the Billie Jean King Cup


La Jornada newspaper
Sunday, April 16, 2023, p. A 12

Paris. Spain, with Sarah Sorribes and Nuria Barrezas, and the United States, with Jessica Pegula and Coco Gauff, closed their qualification to the final stage of the Billie Jean King Tennis Cup, the equivalent of the men’s Davis Cup.

The Spaniards had already finished the first day with a 2-0 advantage over Tricolores in Marbella. Párrizas, with a comfortable 6-3 and 6-0 against Marcela Zacarías, hit the last third point yesterday.

The Mexicans achieved victory in doubles only with Juliana Olmos and Renata Zaraza over Aliona Bolsova and Rebecca Massarova with a score of 4-6, 7-6 (7/5), 10/7 leaving the score 3-1.

The United States eliminated Austria. After winning 2-0 on the first day, he gave Pegula, third in the world, the point that closed the series with a 6-1, 6-3 win over Julia Graber.

For its part, Brazil, the only South American team that aspired to be in the final stage, lost 3-1 on their visit to Germany, managing to finish Friday with a hopeful provisional 1-1 in Stuttgart. But Germans Julie Niemeyer and Anna-Lena Fridsam achieved the necessary points for their team by defeating Beatrice Haddad-Maia (7-6, 3-6, 6-2) and Laura Pegosi (6-1, 6). 0).

France, Kazakhstan, the Czech Republic and Italy also achieved their rankings yesterday. The goal was not achieved by Poland, the country of world number one Iga Swiatek, who missed last weekend’s 3-1 defeat by the Kazakhs.

The winners of the nine duels will play in the final stage in November, where Switzerland (defending champions) and Australia (last year’s runner-up) have already qualified.

Rublev rune, final Monte Carlo

in it Gentlemen The Monte Carlo 1000 final will compete between Russia’s Andrei Rublev (6th) and Dane Holger Rohn (9th).

Rublev, 25, defeated American Taylor Fritz, 10, in the first semi-final, 5-7, 6-1, 6-3, while Ron defeated Italian Yannick Senner, 1-6, 7-5, 7-5, in the matches. which had to be resumed because of the rain.

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