France may in its Fed Cup match against Belgium to call his number one Caroline Garcia (WTA 19). That shared captain Julien Benneteau on Tuesday. The 25-year-old Garcia came in november, and 2016 is no longer in action for her country, but he is now available again.
Benneteau, who at the end of last year a point behind his tennisloopbaan, and Yannick Noah succeeded as captain, took in his selection also Kristina Mladenovic (WTA-44), Alize Cornet (WTA-50), Pauline Parmentier (WTA-53) and Fiona Ferro (WTA 103). “It is a logical choice, I’m just the best five players taken,” said the 37-year-old Frenchman.
The duel between France and Belgium in the first round of the Wereldgroep on 9 and 10 February on hard courts in the Country Hall of Sart-Tilman, Liège, place. The Belgian captain Johan Van Herck made no selection known.
Also, last year it was France and Belgium in the first round against each other. In La Roche-sur-Yon (Vendée) lost to Elise Mertens (STA-21), Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA-52) and Kirsten Flipkens (WTA-55) and then, with 3-2 of Mladenovic, Parmentier, and Amadine Hesse (WTA 234), then the Belgians, however, at the expense of Italy of conservation in the Wereldgroep insured.