Eight times, met Switzerland in the Fed-Cup so far, the United States, all eight of the duels were lost. And also the sign in front of the ninth comparison is bad. In San Antonio, where the United States riding their first match in Texas at all best to the Team of Heinz Günthardt, the strong Belinda Bencic (WTA 20). The St. Galleries is already preparing for the clay season, which begins next week in Stuttgart.
In the Freeman Coliseum, which holds for this encounter 6200 spectators, can count the number of Captain Kathy Rinaldi mentioned Americans, despite the absence of Serena Williams, two Top-15 players: Sloane Stephens (WTA 8), the US Open champion in 2017, as well as Madison Keys (14), which was set at the time in the final. You will be in the single-Viktorija Golubic (80) and Timea Cox (111).
The Swiss Horror-Los
Günthardt described the U.S. as "Horror-go" for this ascent playoff to the world group 1 and big shows understanding for the Absent, in addition to Bencic is Stefanie Vögele (109). The more important encounter was the one against Italy have been, which Switzerland won in Biel in February. If it comes in the Fed-Cup in fact, in 2020, to a mode change, would be a defeat for Switzerland, in all likelihood, anyway almost no consequences. Because even in this case, the opportunity would be given to win in 2020 the competition for the first time.
According to the ITF Vice-President René Stammbach to be placed in the eight-team World group 1 and 2 to a 16 – group together with the world Association of this Change, however, must approve. After a 1. Round in February would have determined the winner in a final tournament in April. In this case, twelve Teams were first in four groups of three semi-finalists to be determined. The two last year's finalists, the host, and a Wildcard Nation would be directly qualified to the eight winners of the 1. Round.
San Antonio. Fed-Cup. Playoff world group I/II: USA - Switzerland (indoor Hard). – Today, starting at 21: 30 CET: Keys Golubic, Stephen - Cox. – Sunday, from 21 PM (tentative): Stephens - Golubic, Keys - Cox, Pegula/Kenin - Perrin/In-Albon.
Created: 20.04.2019, 16:33 PM