Kirsten Flipkens and Ysaline Bonaventure have the deciding doubles match of the barrages for a spot in Wereldgroep I of the Fed Cup can’t win. The Spanish duo Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro proved too strong and won the doubles with 2-1. Previously, Belgium was Sunday, the lead came thanks to a stuntzege of Bonaventure against the Spanish number 1 Garbiñe Muguruza. Subsequently lost to Yanina Wickmayer, however, Suarez Navarro, making the doubles on profit would decide. By the loss is Belgium next year in Wereldgroep 2.
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Captain Johan Van Herck had for the second day his whole team together thrown. Alison Van Uytvanck and Kirsten Flipkens had to make way for Ysaline Bonaventure and Yanina Wickmayer. Bonaventure was allowed against Garbine Muguruza try the stunt of Flipkens previous day over again to do. Initially, this seemed a vain hope. The former winner of Wimbledon and Roland Garros explained immediately her wants and Bonaventure caught in the Kortrijk stew to breath: 4-1. “I had been since Saturday night, very nervous”, she said afterwards.
In Fed Cup or Davis Cup have been more unexpected things happened. This is one of them. Bonaventure resumed in a marvelous way, and drew is still the first set. Also in the second set missed the region of Liege woelwater its start complete. Copy paste: so it seemed. In no time, it was Bonaventure, hampered by a faltering storage and an avalanche says it all, unforced errors, 0-4 in the chalk. But this time she couldn’t re-establish. 1-1 after 24 minutes eenrichtingstennis.
Four match balls
Could a toilet break Bonaventure back on the right path? Or would at Muguruza’s efforts a day earlier to start up-front? The Spanish number 1 started already again strong in the third set, which they are already seven won games in a row sat. The alarm bells to rattle like a pinball machine, but with a few nice points broke Bonaventure finally the ban. She kept her own store and went to the Spanish service: 2-1. Despite her seventh double fault, the Belgian at 3-1. 4-1 was within reach, but two breakpunten were lost. No 4-1, but 3-2. Far away, however, was the slump from the second set. Bonaventure continued to be one winner after the other firing, and took the command again. Also Muguruza was impressed. “I knew that girl, but she played very well. If they are against me are true, it seems, have some players with nothing to lose. They go for every ball. And sometimes that works, like these two Belgians.”
The shot was still out (4-3). Bonaventure had three match balls at 5-3, but missed each time. “I was really not happy with myself at that moment”, sighed she. It had its own storage to happen. And that worked also. “This victory is one I will never forget,” reported a roodaangelopen Bonaventure. “I wanted so desperately to do well for the team. And I play rarely for your own audience, with my family in the stands. That makes it even more beautiful. This was my first singles matches in their own country in the Fed Cup and just, I play my best tennis.“
Stray defeat Wickmayer
Yanina Wickmayer could Belgium the victory deliver, but did so not in. Against Navarro, she came not to pass. The difference of exactly 100 places on the WTA-ranking was visible clearly and Wickmayer lost in two quick sets, 6-2 and 6-1.
Kirsten Flipkens and Ysaline Bonaventure lost the deciding doubles match against the Spanish duo Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro in three sets: 7-6 (7/4), 2-6 and 6-2. The party lasted 2 hours and 13 minutes.
The Belgian tandem took a flying start and ran out to 3-0, but Spain stronger back at the same height. Afterwards went to the gelijkopgaand, and then Spain in the end of the cloth to his side. Flipkens and Bonaventure were not played. They played at a high level, and won the second set over. In the decisive third set were the Belgians by their best forces. Flipkens and Bonaventure tennisten for what they were worth, but could the Spanish (end)earnings’t turn away.
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.