Elise Mertens (WTA 21), Belgium on Saturday in the first round (quarterfinals) of the Fed Cup against France, not at the same height. On the hard court of the Liege Country Hall lost the Limburg somewhat surprising of Alizé Cornet (WTA 51) in two sets: 7-6 (8/6) 6-2. The party lasted 2 hours and 9 minutes. France now leads with 2-0, Belgium balances so on the edge of the exit.
Earlier Saturday had Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 50) against Caroline Garcia (WTA 19) the law of the strongest to undergo. The Frenchwoman won in three sets: 7-6 (7/2), 4-6 and 6-2.
Sunday there are another two enkelpartijen on the program, followed by a possibly decisive doubles. Mertens opens against Garcia, then Of Uytvanck Cornet. Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 53) and Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 134) to double than it is against Pauline Parmentier (WTA 55) and Fiona Ferro (WTA 103). Both captains can do their preparation or even up to an hour for the race change. Belgium should these parties win to advance.
The winner of the duel between France and Belgium take it during the weekend of 20 and 21 april against the winner of the encounter between Romania and the Czech republic, in Ostrava on the agenda. After two duels, both countries together in balance (1-1).
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