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Monday, December 05, 2022

USA win doubles and duel against Poland in BJK Cup

GLASSGOW, Scotland ( Associated Press) – Coco Gauff and Katy McNault beat Poland’s Magda Lynette and Eliza Roselska 6-1, 6-2 as the United States won the Billie Jean King Cup match 2-1 on Wednesday.

Lynette forced the doubles decider three hours earlier by beating Madison Keys.

Danielle Collins gave the Americans a 1–0 lead after a 6–3, 3–6, 7–6 (2) win in the first singles match against Magdalena French in the biggest women’s team event in tennis, which was previously won by the Federation Cup. was known as.

Lynette beat Keys 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 to level the Group D matchup at 1-1. The Americans rested their best racket, Gauff, in the singles doubles.

Gough played just a week before the WTA Finals in Fort Worth.

Collins’ matchup began a few hours behind schedule, as the last few matches had been dragged. Thus, the final doubles match was to take place at midnight.

Spain, Switzerland and Slovakia had won just hours earlier.

Spain’s Paula Badosa defeated Elena Rybkina 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 to take an unassailable 2-0 lead over Kazakhstan.

Switzerland beat Italy 3-0. Jill Tekman and Belinda Bencic won their respective singles matches before teaming up to win the doubles match.

Victoria Kuzmova and Anna Karolina Shmidlova registered a singles win for Slovakia, who beat Belgium 2–1.

12 teams compete, which are divided into four groups of three members each. The group stage consists of two singles matches and one doubles match in each duel.

The winners of each pool will advance to Saturday’s semi-finals. The final will take place on Sunday.

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