Mon. Mar 4th, 2024

Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova despatched the Czech Republic into the semi-finals of the Billie Jean King Cup by beating United States duo Danielle Collins and Taylor Townsend 6-3 7-5 of their decisive doubles match on Friday.

Siniakova and Krejcikova accomplished a 2-1 comeback towards the US group on the indoor exhausting courtroom in Seville to get rid of the People.

The Czechs will face Canada in Saturday’s semi-finals, with Italy taking up Slovenia within the different last-four match in Sevilla.

Former French Open champion Krejcikova paired with Siniakova, who has received seven main doubles titles together with this 12 months’s Australian Open, and their champion pedigree confirmed in a dominant efficiency that included changing six of eight break factors.

Siniakova had began the day by shedding to Collins, who received their opening singles match 6-3 6-2 to provide the USA a 1-0 lead. However, Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova pulled the Czechs stage at 1-1 after she brushed apart Sofia Kenin 6-1 6-1.

The People have been with out their two highest-ranked gamers – Coco Gauff and Jessica Pegula – as they each performed within the WTA finals in Mexico, which completed solely final weekend.

Collins and Townsend struggled to match the facility of Krejcikova and Siniakova, because the Czech pair received in straight units to place their nation into the final 4.

Barbora Krejcikova celebrates the Czech Republic’s huge win over the USA on Friday

Elsewhere, Slovenia made it to the semi-finals for the primary time regardless of shedding 2-1 to Kazakhstan on Friday. Slovenia completed atop Group B due to one of the best units win-loss document of the three groups after Slovenia, Kazakhstan and Australia all completed with a 1-1 document and with three match victories every.

“It is fairly unbelievable that we’re right here,” mentioned Slovenia’s Kaja Kuvan, whose 6-1, 6-0 win over Anna Danilina helped ship her group by way of. “I do not assume any of us dreamed of the semi-final.”

France beat Germany 3-0 with each having already been eradicated in Group D, the place winners Italy superior after beating each rivals earlier this week.

Nice Britain did not qualify for the finals however will tackle Sweden this weekend in a play-off on the Copper Field Area with a spot within the 2024 Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers at stake.

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