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BJK Cup semi-finalists out of 2023 Finals

BILLIE Jean King Cup reigning semi-finalists Great Britain were eliminated from the 2023 title race after bowing out to France in the Qualifiers over the weekend. Twelve months ago, then top-ranked France suffered a shock loss to Italy in the Qualifiers to miss out on competing at the Finals, but after defeating Netherlands in the […]

Swiss make history with first BJK Cup title

SWITZERLAND made history by winning its first ever Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup title after defeating Australia 2-0 in the 2022 final overnight. The two nations are the most recent runners-up, with Switzerland able to go one better than its 2021 final defeat to Russia, while Australia had to settle as the bridesmaid for the […]

Perfect Storm for Aussies as green and gold reach final

AUSTRALIA is just one win away from lifting its first Billie Jean King Cup in almost 50 years after the green and gold defeated home nation Great Britain. In what was a perfect storm for the green gold, the Aussies navigated the weakest group with the dominance they should have, then took down an incredible […]

Spain sweeps Kazakhstan to move into box seat

SPAIN survived a couple of hard-fought singles matches against Kazakhstan to move into the box seat for a spot in the Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup semi-finals. The Group C match came after Kazakhstan defeated Great Britain yesterday, and would have qualified for the final four had it won against the third seeds. Spain, lead […]

Storm brews in opening Aussie BJK Cup win

AUSTRALIA kick-started its Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup campaign on the perfect note with a 2-1 victory over Slovakia on the opening day of action in Glasgow. Taking place at Emirates Arena, the green and gold – minus former world number one Ash Barty who retired earlier this year – won both of its singles […]

2022 BJK Cup preview: 12 teams battle it out for glory

TWELVE teams will descend on Scotland for the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup that kicks off tomorrow, with reigning runners-up Switzerland the top seed. Reigning champions Russia have been banned from the event due to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, leaving Switzerland, Australia, Spain and Czech Republic as the four seeds in their respective groups. […]

2022 Billie Jean King Cup Finals groups announced

A NEW Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup champion will be announced later in the year, with the 12 nations sorted into their respective four groups. Reigning champions Russia will not be eligible to compete in the 2022 BJK Cup edition, opening the door for another nation to come through. Last year’s runners-up Switzerland assume the […]

2022 Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers decided

AUSTRALIA’S bid to get back to the the Billie Jean King Cup Finals will take place at home next April after drawing Slovakia in the 2022 Qualifiers. They take place on the weekend of April 15-16, with nine seeded nations taking on the nine unseeded nations, based on their results from 2021. Of the 18 […]

Billie Jean King Cup wrap: Day 6 – Russia claims fourth title in Switzerland sweep

RUSSIA has claimed its fifth Billie Jean King Cup title, and the inaugural one in this format, defeating Switzerland in a 2-0 sweep overnight. Daria Kasatkina returned to the fold to play the second singles, whilst Liudmila Samsonova fresh off her debut match at the tournament, caused a huge upset to secure the overall win. […]

Billie Jean King Cup wrap: Day 5 – Russia and Switzerland book finals spot

RUSSIA will take on Switzerland to decide the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup winner after both nations advanced to the final. Russia defeated USA 2-1, whilst Switzerland took care of Australia in the other semi-final. Missing Daria Kasatkina, the Russians pulled a surprise by handing Liudmila Samsonova a debut, and then despite being basically unranked […]

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