After Australia’s apparent success over Slovakia, it was the opening day finals Billie Jean King Cup sees engaged Great BritainAnd the host team and Kazakhstan. Both teams are in search of first statement In the competition: Kazakhstan never reached the semi-finals, while the English reached the final four times, but never managed to lift the trophy. The match is valid for the group c. (at any Spain). The suggestive atmosphere of GlasgowDecorated with the inspiring vocal accompaniment of the Kazakh and British band, it was the backdrop for very exciting challenges.
Putintseva b. Poulter 4-6 6-3 6-1
Juliga Putintsevaranked 54 in the world, is Katie’s favorite part Polter, 130 of the standings, in the first challenge with a draw, which sees the opposite of the second number of the respective formations. Antecedents are smiling in Kazakhstan: two wins.
The challenge begins with two terms In several hitting rounds, however, the balance is soon broken by Poulter who, having taken another break in the third inning, leads the game. Without further hesitation to serve, he surprisingly won the first set with a score 6-4.
At the beginning of the second half, unlike the first, service shifts are maintained, until Putintseva gets a break in Sixth match. Since that moment the game has changed: become Kazakh as the match lasts longer solid and continuous, especially on the backside, imposed a pace that Poulter could not bear. The second set finishes at 6-3 speed.
The third continues along the lines of the first: three serious errors by Poulter put the Kazakh immediately ahead of the break. Heavy from three to zero, followed by medical deadline Poulter, who actually appeared with difficulty in physical terms, seems to put the controversy out.
At 0-4, the 26-year-old from Leicester hints at a timid reaction, but it’s too late: Having missed a match point in the previous game, Putintseva closes 6-2 Within two hours and seven minutes, he won the match and awarded his team First point of the day.
Rybakina b. dart 6-1 6-4
It’s up to the two biggest players: Elena Rybakinanumber 22 in the standings, as well as the reigning Wimbledon champion, sees Harriet Arrow, number ninety-five, which she had previously defeated once. In this case, too, the prediction looks favorable for the Kazakh team.
Rybakina starts well, from Kazakhstan 2018When he acquired Russian citizenship at the expense of citizenship. The 22-year-old gets the break in the fourth inning, saves two break points at 4-1 and then shuts out 6-1in just over half an hour.
The beginning of the second part looks like the first, even Dart gave up to zero His first shift into service. After losing seven matches, the Londoner returned to the third match with difficulty: it’s time turning point. In the next round, she snatched serve from her opponent, and after winning the grueling fifth match, she went on to lead 3-2.
However, Rybakina, despite a few fouls with his primary favourite, the forehand, was still on his heels and, having missed two break points in the previous response match, earned a final rest Day 4-4 and closes, without further hesitation, to Six games to four.
Rybakina’s victory represents Success From Kazakhstan, which starts well Billie Jean King Cup. Great Britain must be satisfied with two good performances for its athletes, in light of Thursday’s match against Spain.
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