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Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium in Fed Cup lead against Spain after stuntzege against Muguruza

bce15459b1a73b768c26ba004552e083 - Kirsten Flipkens, Belgium in Fed Cup lead against Spain after stuntzege against Muguruza

Kirsten Flipkens (WTA 59), Belgium on Saturday in the barrages of Wereldgroep I of the Fed Cup against Spain the first point concerned. The Campine brought it on the hard court in the Long Munte in Kortrijk in the opener against Garbiñe Muguruza (WTA 19) handsome in three sets: 6-3, 4-6 and 6-4. After the match, which is 2 hours and 8 minutes it took, to lead the Belgians 1-0.

Flipkens began sharp and kept pace with Muguruza. The Spanish, in 2017 is still number 1 in the world, walked behind the facts and had a 4-3 balance in favor of Flipkens to own a warehouse or a point to the Belgian. That gave Flipkens trust, and she suggested the profit of the first set (6-3) safe.

Also in the second set went the same. Muguruza had a better foot to ground and made in the slot the difference (4-6). The Spanish went in the first game of set three, and instantly the error on its own storage, already got Flipkens her opponent not fully shaken off. Muguruza was still, and a strong Flipkens, in 6-4, the ended are safe.

Can also Uytvanck antics?

Alison Van Uytvanck (WTA 52) later Saturday, the chance to score a double. Then, the Dutch have to deal with Carla Suarez Navarro (WTA 27).

Sunday, again two enkelspelen on the agenda. Van Uytvanck look first Muguruza in the eyes, and then the duel follows between Flipkens and Suarez Navarro. A doubles close to the barrages. Ysaline Bonaventure (WTA 122) and Yanina Wickmayer (WTA 127) take it here against Aliona Bolsova (WTA 136) and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (WTA 19 double).

The Belgians were killed in early February in the first round (quarterfinals) of Wereldgroep I against France, that in Liege with 1-3 won. The Spanish women won their duel in Wereldgroep II in Japan with 2-3. The winner of the encounter between Belgium and Spain, playing tennis next year in Wereldgroep I, the loser will be in Wereldgroep II come true.

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