Doubles win lifts U.S. over Poland at Billie Jean King Cup


Coco Gauff and Caty McNally beat the Polish pair of Magda Linette and Alicja Rosolska 6-1, 6-2 to offer the United States a 2-1 win at the Billie Jean King Cup group occasion on Wednesday.

Earlier Linette beat Madison Keys 6-4, 4-6, 6-2 in singles to power the deciding doubles after Danielle Collins gave the Americans a 1-0 lead within the opening singles in opposition to Magdalena French with a 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (2) win.

The match was previously often called the Fed Cup and is the premiere group occasion in girls’s tennis.

The Americans had rested their prime participant, Gauff, for the singles after she performed at the WTA Finals in Forth Worth, Texas final week.

Collins’ match started about two later than scheduled after some lengthy matches earlier within the day, and the decisive doubles match completed after 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Spain, Switzerland and Slovakia all earned victories earlier.

Paula Badosa gave Spain an unassailable 2-0 lead in opposition to Kazakhstan by beating Elena Rybakina 6-2, 3-6, 6-4 in her debut at the occasion.

Switzerland swept Italy 3-0 with Jil Teichmann and Belinda Bencic each profitable their singles matches earlier than teaming as much as take the doubles match as nicely.

Viktoria Kuzmova and Anna Karolina Schmiedlova had singles wins for Slovakia, which beat Belgium 2-1.

There are 12 groups within the competitors and they’re cut up into 4 teams of three. Each match consists of two singles and a doubles.

The group winners will advance to the semifinals on Saturday, with the ultimate on Sunday.


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