The BJKC Finals begin with out the banned Russia
The BJKC Finals begin with out the banned Russia
This Tuesday (11:00, Spanish time) the second version of the Finals of the Billie Jean King Cupformer Federation Cup, which is 59 years previous and premiered its format final season in Prague. Russia, defending champion with an amazing workforce through which its 5 parts had been within the top-40 of the rating, will be unable to compete for the veto of the Worldwide Federation to this nation and Belarus in workforce competitions, on account of the invasion of Ukraine.
This absence leaves the struggle for the title extensive open, with the Czech Republic and the US as the principle favorites. In truth, on the listing of the Individuals is the one top-10 that may take part in an occasion that, sadly, has vital absences. It’s Coco Gauff, who has simply performed a extremely disappointing position, with three losses within the WTA Finals. The quantity 4 on the planet is escorted by gamers of the stature of Madison Keys, finalist of the 2017 US Open and Danielle Collins, runner-up this yr on the Australian Open. Caty McNally and Taylor Townsend, good doubles gamers, full the set. The Czechs include the champion of Roland Garros 2021, Barbora Krejcikova, Karolina Pliskova, Katerina Siniakova, Marketa Vondrousova. Krejcikova and Siniakova are additionally the very best couple on the planet.
Spain, with Paula Badosa as chief, is within the package deal of nationsdistributed in 4 teams of three, who aspire to present the shock within the competitors. Switzerland goes with Belinda Bencic; Canada, with Leylah Fernández and with Bianca Andreescu, finalist and champion, respectively, of the US Open in 2021 and 2019. And Belgium has Elise Mertens.
Kazakhstan additionally has potential, with previous Wimbledon winner Elena Rybakina and Yulia Putintseva. Right now they make their debut at 5:00 p.m. in opposition to Harriet Dart’s Nice Britain, which doesn’t have one of many nice absentees, Emma Raducanu, who triumphed final yr in New York and was utterly shipwrecked this yr earlier than getting injured. Garbiñe Muguruza has additionally resigned, as has Iga Swiatek, eradicated within the semifinals of the WTA Finals. Australia and Slovakia open the competitors earlier, at 11:00.
The primary of every group (A in opposition to D, and B in opposition to C) will meet on Saturday from 11:00. And the ultimate will happen on Sunday at 15:00. The champions will share 2,000,000 euros, a part of the 11,400,000 whole prize cash. The US dominates within the historical past of the competitors with 18 titles. Spain, which debuts on Wednesday (5:00 p.m., Teledeporte) in opposition to Kazakhstan, has 5 and is third within the rating by nations.
The info of the Finals of the Billie Jean King Cup
• 3 gamers who’ve gained not less than one Billie Jean King Cup title throughout their careers: Barbora Krejcikova, Karolina Pliskova, Katerina Siniakova.
• 1 feminine participant who has gained a number of Billie Jean King Cup titles throughout her profession: Karolina Pliskova, 2 titles.
• 6 gamers who may debut within the Billie Jean King Cup this week: Paula Badosa (Spain), Cristina Bucsa (Spain), Coco Gauff (USA), Renata Jamrichova (Slovakia), Martyna Kubka (Poland), Simona Waltert (Switzerland).
• 4 gamers who gained the Billie Jean King Cup junior title: Coco Gauff, Caty McNally, Taylor Townsend, Marketa Vondrousova.
• 4 Grand Slam girls’s singles champions: Bianca Andreescu, Barbora Krejcikova, Elena Rybakina, Samantha Stosur.
• 6 different gamers who’ve reached not less than one Grand Slam girls’s singles closing: Danielle Collins, Leylah Fernandez, Coco Gauff, Madison Keys, Karolina Pliskova, Marketa Vondrousova.
• 4 Grand Slam girls’s doubles champions: Barbora Krejcikova, Elise Mertens, Katerina Siniakova, Samantha Stosur.
• 4 Grand Slam combined doubles champions: Gabriela Dabrowski, Barbora Krejcikova, Storm Sanders, Samantha Stosur.
• 10 Grand Slam girls’s singles champions: Paula Badosa, Belinda Bencic, Leylah Fernandez, Kirsten Flipkens, Coco Gauff, Rebekah Masarova, Teresa Mihalikova, Karolina Pliskova, Taylor Townsend, Heather Watson.
• 13 Grand Slam girls’s doubles champions: Bianca Andreescu, Kirsten Flipkens, Coco Gauff, Barbora Krejcikova, Viktoria Kuzmova, Caty McNally, Tereza Mihalikova, Katerina Siniakova, Ajla Tomljanovic, Taylor Townsend, Jil Teichmann, Marketa Vondrousova, Maryna Zanevska, Carol Zhao.
• 25 gamers who’ve represented their nation on the Olympic Tennis Occasion: Paula Badosa, Belinda Bencic, Gabriela Dabrowski, Leylah Fernandez, Kirsten Flipkens, Viktorija Golubic, Madison Keys, Barbora Krejcikova, Magda Linette, Elise Mertens, Jasmine Paolini, Jessica Pegula, Ellen Perez, Karolina Pliskova, Yulia Putintseva, Alicja Rosolska, Elena Rybakina , Storm Sanders, Anna Karolina Schmiedlova, Katerina Siniakova, Samantha Stosur, Ajla Tomljanovic, Alison van Uytvanck, Marketa Vondrousova, Heather Watson.
• 5 gamers who’ve gained not less than one Olympic medal: Belinda Bencic, Viktorija Golubic, Barbora Krejcikova, Katerina Siniakova, Marketa Vondrousova.
• 10 gamers aged 30 or over: Gabriela Dabrowski, Kirsten Flipkens, Viktorija Golubic, Magda Linette, Rebecca Marino, Nuria Parrizas-Dias, Karolina Pliskova, Alicja Rosolska, Samantha Stosur (who, at 38 years 228 days**, is the oldest participant competing this week), Heather Watson.
• 7 gamers 21 and beneath: Elisabetta Cocciaretto, Leylah Fernandez, Coco Gauff, Renata Jamrichova (who, at 15 years and 146 days**, is the youngest participant competing right here this week), Martyna Kubka, Caty McNally, Simona Waltert
• 10 gamers to have gained not less than one tour-level singles title in 2022: Paula Badosa, Belinda Bencic, Leylah Fernandez, Madison Keys, Barbora Krejcikova, Elise Mertens, Jessica Pegula, Elena Rybakina, Katerina Siniakova, Martina Trevisan
• 12 gamers to have gained not less than one tour-level doubles title in 2022: Alicia Barnett, Gabriela Dabrowski, Kirsten Flipkens, Coco Gauff, Barbora Krejcikova, Magda Linette, Caty McNally, Elise Mertens, Olivia Nicholls, Jessica Pegula, Ellen Perez, Storm Sanders, Katerina Siniakova