Tennis - Les Tchèques couronnées à la Coupe Fed

12 Novembre, 2018, 04:50 | Auteur: Adelaide Bullion
  • La Tchèque Katerina Siniakova lors de la victoire face aux Etats Unis à la Fed Cup le 11 novembre 2018

C'est Katerina Siniakova qui a décroché le point décisif en battant Sofia Kenin ce dimanche, au terme d'une rencontre particulièrement décousue et accrochée (7-5, 5-7, 7-5). Le début de la deuxième manche a étrangement ressemblé à celui de la première avec Katerina Siniakova qui a rapidement mené 3-0 avec le break en poche mais c'est alors que l'Américaine est sortie de sa léthargie pour enchaîner quatre jeux consécutifs en prenant à son tour le service de la Tchèque. pour mieux le perdre dans la foulée.

La veille, Barbora Strycova était venue de l'arrière pour battre Kenin 6-7 (5), 6-1, 6-4, puis Siniakova avait doublé l'avance des siennes en disposant d'Alison Riske 6-3, 7-6 (2).

Meilleure nation de ces dernières années, la Tchéquie a remporté six des huit dernières éditions de la Fed Cup (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 et 2018).

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Sans les soeurs Williams, Sloane Stephens et Madison Keys, les Etats-Unis n'étaient pas armés pour tenir le choc dans cette finale. Même privée de Petra Kvitova et de Karolina Pliskova, la République tchèque a enlevé la Fed Cup pour la onzième fois.

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