Czechs sweep defending champ Switzerland to open Billie Jean King Cup finals

The Czech Republic beat defending champion Switzerland 3-0 on the primary day of the group stage on the Billie Jean King Cup Finals on Tuesday.

Debutante Linda Noskova defeated Celine Naef 7-6 (2), 4-6, 6-4 within the first singles match, whereas fellow rookie Marie Bouzkova beat Viktorija Golubic 6-4, 6-4 within the second match of the Group A tie. The third level got here with Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova defeating Golubic and Jil Teichmann 7-6 (3), 6-2 within the doubles match.

Bouzkova was a late addition to the Czech staff following the withdrawal of world No. 8 Karolina Muchova due to a wrist damage.

Switzerland was with out Olympic gold medallist Belinda Bencic, who introduced on Friday that she is pregnant.

Canada will kick off Group C motion when it faces host Spain on Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET. Reside protection of each tie from the Billie Jean King Cup is out there on, the CBC Sports activities app and CBC Gem.

In Group B, Slovenia defeated final yr’s runner-up Australia 2-1 after Kaja Juvan defeated Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4, 6-1 and Tamara Zidansek beat Daria Saville 6-1, 6-4.

Australia’s level got here when Kimberly Birrell and Storm Hunter beat Veronika Erjavec and Ela Nala Milic 7-5, 6-7 (2), 10-5 within the doubles match.

The 12-team BJK Cup Finals is being performed at La Cartuja Stadium within the southern Spanish metropolis of Seville. It should run by means of Sunday providing a report complete of $9.6 million US in prize cash, together with $2.4 million to the champions.

The groups compete in 4 round-robin teams and the winners will advance to the semifinals.

The most important staff competitors in ladies’s tennis is beginning two days after the tip of the WTA Finals in Cancun, Mexico, which featured the highest eight gamers on the tour — together with winner Iga Swiatek.

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