Two individual wins are enough – Bencic and Golubic lead Switzerland to the final – Sport

  • As in 2021, the Swiss female tennis players are in the final of the Billie Jean King Cup.
  • Viktorija Golubic and Belinda Bencic won their two singles matches in straight sets against the Czech Republic.
  • The Australians face the final in Glasgow on Sunday.

Against the highly rated Czechs, the most successful team in recent years, Viktorija Golubic presented herself in a commanding manner. The Zurich player defeated Karolína Muchová 6:4, 6:4.

Then Belinda Bencicová prevailed over Karolína Plíšková 6:2, 7:6 (8:6). In the second set, she made up for the 2:5 deficit. Doubles was no longer played.

Golubic’s first win over Muchová

Captain Heinz Günthardt relied on Viktorija Golubic (ATP 77) instead of Jil Teichmann (WTA 35) as in the last match in the group. The 30-year-old native of Zurich honored his trust without any hesitation.

In the 3rd duel with the former 20-year-old Muchová (WTA 149), Golubicová won for the first time. The match started perfectly, deciding 11 of the first 12 points. for them. In the 2nd set, she struggled a bit more in her service games, but she took advantage of her 1st match point with a service winner after 90 minutes.

Bencic nerve stark

The perfect specification made Belinda Bencicova rise again in an emotional high in the 2nd singles against Karolína Plíšková (WTA 32). The former world number one was far from convincing on her debut in Scotland, but she beat Bencicova at the US Open two months ago.

This time, however, the Olympic champion and world number 12 had the upper hand. Bencic won the first set clearly, saved a set point in the second and then held her nerve in the tie-break.

Now against Australia

In Sunday’s final, Switzerland will face Australia, which dramatically defeated the host Great Britain 2:1. The winner of the match was Strom Sanders. The 28-year-old player won the singles against Heather Watson, and alongside Samantha Stosur, then the doubles against the British duo Alicia Barnett/Olivia Nicholls 7:6 (7:1), 6:7 (5:7), 10:6. .

Final on Sunday at 3 p.m

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Watch the final of the Billie Jean King Cup on Sunday from 15:00 on SRF info or stream on the Sport app.

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