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Belgium starts with defeat at Fed Cup match against France: Van Uytvanck in Liege in three sets down against Garcia
Tennis Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 50) has not be able to win Caroline Garcia (WTA 19) in the first match of the Fed Cup meeting between Belgium and France. In the Liège Country Hall took out Garcia in three sets (6-7, 6-4 and 2-6), of which France 0-1 lead.

In the first set, loved Uytvanck and Garcia, who balance each other. The decision was in the end of fall and it showed Garcia is the koelbloedigst. Van Uytvanck ran behind the fact, lost the tiebreak with 2-7, was to start chasing. The 24-year-old from Brabant had the back rights in the second set, but could not initially. At 1-1 went to Garcia by the service of our compatriot. Fortunately for the Belgian team could Of Uytvanck immediately on her turn, a break force.

To 5-4 continued to both ladies serve , but when the French with their backs against the wall had to save, switched Uytvanck a higher gear. Our compatriot krikte her level and went through the storage of her opponent: 1-1 in sets. The decision was to fall in set three and took Garcia quickly gaining the upper hand. At 1-1 it went at number 19 on the WTA-ranking Of Uytvancks service and that break confirmed Garcia. The French sailed through to 1-5 and had two match balls in the service of van Uytvanck. That was our compatriot still rid, but then made Garcia still off on her own service: 2-6.

Mertens for 1-1 care?

Will take Elise Mertens (WTA 21) it is still on against Alizé Cornet (WTA 51) and tomorrow (from 13h30) there are two enkelpartijen on the program, followed by a possibly decisive doubles. The Belgian selection is, besides Van Uytvanck and Mertens, also from Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 53) and Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 134). France is counting, except on Garcia and Cornet, also on Pauline Parmentier (WTA 55), Kristina Mladenovic (WTA 64) and Fiona Ferro (WTA 103).

The winner of the duel between France and Belgium take it during the weekend of 20 and 21 april against the winner of the encounter between Romania and the Czech republic, which is this coming weekend in Ostrava is played. The other two quarter-finals are White-Russia versus Germany and United States - Australia.

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