Sara Sorribes and Masarova salvage honors in Spain’s bye

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Sarah Sorribes won his fight Magda Linette by 7-6 (5) and 6-3, and secured the Spain’s victory over Poland was the first and only victory for the host team in the Billie Jean King Cup Finals which was debated in Seville.

Sorribes’ victory, which took place in two and a half hours, added to that achieved earlier by Rebecca Masarova forehead Katarzyna Kawa by 2-6, 6-3 and 6-2. The combination of Anabel Medina He got the two points needed to win the head-to-head match. The doubles duel that will close the day will establish the final score between both teams, but the name of the winner will not change.

The clash between Spain and Poland It is irrelevant. The two were previously injured in their rivalry with Canada, the Group C winner who will play in Saturday’s semifinal against the Czech Republic.

But the host team needs to put aside the dismal image it presented in front of an engaged crowd in its first match. The Spanish team was reset. Without Paula Badosa, a reference in Spanish women’s tennis but did not arrive in time, in the conditions, to strengthen the team, the weight of Anabel Medina’s team fell on Sara Sorribes and Rebeka Masarova.

Both came out badly against Canada. Defeated, without gaining any range. Neither in their respective singles nor in the doubles that they both played.

But they jumped on the La Cartuja track with the idea of ​​easing the situation and offering the public a farewell worthy of the people’s response. And it happened.

Sara Sorribes, who bounced back on Wednesday, defeated Magda Linette, a higher-ranked rival but with less drive. The Spanish won 7-6 (5) and 6-3. The Polish woman was twenty-fourth in the world, but Sara measured her. He always wins it. They played three times before and the Castellón team won each time. This time too.

The victory of Sorribes, who took responsibility, brought relief to Anabel Medina’s team before the culmination of the doubles. “I’m short on words. All the support has been incredible. Very nice. I felt comfortable and I couldn’t fail on this occasion. I never experience something like this,” said the Spaniard after the victory.

Previously, Rebeka Masarova achieved her first victory with the Spanish team in a single match and the first for Anabel Medina’s team. Masarova, outclassed on the first day by young Marina Stakusic, beat Katarzyna Kawa 2-6, 6-3 and 6-2, in two hours and six minutes, to send Spain into the clash with Poland , the last session of Group C.

“It wasn’t easy especially because I didn’t start very well. I started like any other game I played and my opponent played pretty well. I just tried to concentrate on my game and do what I had to do. . And my opponent had some mistakes . And that happened. I’m glad that it was like that. The public was also incredible. They included me, it’s amazing. The atmosphere there is incredible,” explained the Spanish number two. women’s group. EFE

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Source: La Verdad

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