- As of 2021, the Swiss tennis women are in the finals of the Billie Jean King Cup.
- Viktorija Golubić and Belinda Pencic won their two singles matches in straight sets against the Czech Republic.
- The Australians await Sunday’s final in Glasgow.
Against the highly rated Czechs, the most successful team in recent years, Viktorija Golubić delivered in a sovereign manner. She beat Karolina Muchova of Zurich 6:4, 6:4.
Then Belinda Pencic defeated Karolina Pliskova 6: 2, 7: 6 (8: 6). In the second set he overcame a 2:5 deficit. Doubles are no longer played.
Golubic’s first win against Muchova
As in the last group match, captain Heinz Gunthard relied on Viktorija Golubić (ATP 77) to replace Jill Teichmann (WTA 35). The 30-year-old from Zurich has consistently honored his faith.
In the 3rd fight against former top 20 player Muchova (WTA 149), Golubic won for the first time. He started the game well and won 11 of the first 12 points. He struggled a bit more in his service games in the 2nd set, but after 90 minutes he converted his first match point with a service winner.
Benzic strong nerves
Belinda Pencic was again emotional in the 2nd singles match against Karolina Pliskova (WTA 32). The former world No. 1 was far from confident on his debut in Scotland, but he beat Bencic at the US Open two months ago.
This time, however, it was the Olympic champion and world No. 12 who prevailed. Bencic won the first set clearly, held out for the second set, then held his nerve in the tie-break.
Now against Australia
In Sunday’s final, Switzerland take on Australia, who beat hosts Great Britain 2-1 in dramatic fashion. The winner of the tournament was Buell Saunders. The 28-year-old won 7:6 (7:1), 6:7 (5:7), 10:6 against Heather Watson and British doubles pair Alicia Barnett/Olivia Nicholls alongside Samantha Stosur. .
Final on Sunday at 3pm
Follow the Billie Jean King Cup Final on Sunday from 3:00pm on SRF Info or via stream on the Sport app.
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