Slovakia recovers, Switzerland starts winning

In such small finals, every win is priceless. Slovakia already knows this, which, after losing yesterday to Australia, is returning to the fight to be in the semi-finals after beating Belgium (2-1). Switzerland also defeated Italy in their first appearance (2-0 in the absence of doubles). On both sides, each point was celebrated as if it were the last. Because it can be. “Starting a day like this was the most important thing. I am very happy with the work done. After losing in the singles, winning the doubles gave us energy, I think it helped us. This is how I felt today,” Victoria Kozmova analyzed after defeating Belgium’s Jesalen Bonaventure (6-2, 7-6). Some complications that seemed inconsequential yesterday, with two points already against her, today gave him the strength to revive his country. As well as the Billie Jean King finals .

Kozmova’s compatriot Anna Shmiedlova took charge against Marina Zanevska (5-7, 6-2, 6-3), With the return included in a difficult duel of more than two and a half hours (2:36). “When I lost yesterday, my confidence was shaken. Today I played better and the long exchanges allowed me to get it back. I focused on every point, no more, and achieved, one by one, the victory, which was very costly,” he analyzed. After confirming the first victory for Slovakia, which also won the double. It all adds up, you know, and now more than that, with the hypothetical leadership of Group B, with Australia, their executioner yesterday, lurking one game less.

At the top, once it starts, it’s already there Switzerland, which ratified its victory over Italy, the only team participating with all its players in the top 100, in individual duels. Jill Tishman, ranked 35th in the world, opened the match by defeating Elisabetta Cocciareto (65th) in three sets (3-6, 6-4 and 7-6). National seed and Olympic champion Belinda Bencic (12th) unleashed a frenzy among themselves with a 7-5 6-3 victory Yasmine Paolini (59). They lead group A.

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