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Belgium meets Italy in barrages for retention in Fed Cup

8e091f18ca1473022cc1344eb74fd1bd - Belgium meets Italy in barrages for retention in Fed Cup

The Belgian women to know their opponent in the barrages for maintaining the Wereldgroep of the Fed Cup. Belgium, that seed, takes on 21 and 22 april, on against Italy. That was on Tuesday decided by a draw by the International tennis federation (ITF) at the head office in London. The Italian women have the home advantage and the surface choose.

Italy is a little bit of the black beast of Belgium in the Fed Cup. Our country could the southerners have never beat in seven Fed Cup clashes. The last mutual duel dates back to 2006. Then came Italy with a 2-3 win in the Spiroudôme in Charleroi.

Last weekend lost the women of captain Dominique Monami their quarter-finals and against France with 3-2. Elise Mertens and Alison Van Uytvanck made for the Belgian points, but in the deciding doubles match had to Mertens and Kirsten Flipkens beaten. Italy won in the first round of Wereldgroep II with 3-2 of Spain. Currently, the Italian team has two players in the top 100, the 26-year-old Camila Giorgi (WTA 61) and the 37-year-old veterane Francesca Schiavone (WTA 93). Both players were there last weekend, not with Spain.

It is for the Belgian team to the nth displacement in a row. We should all go back to april 2013 to a last home game of the Belgians.

Obtained her phd last year Belgium after a win against Russia for the first time since 2012 to the highest level in the vrouwentennis.

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