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Aussies receive favourable BJK Cup qualifier

FRESH off failing to make the semi-finals after coming runner-up the year before, Australia has been handed a favourable Billie Jean King (BJK) Cup qualifying tie for 2024. The world number twos – behind only reigning champions Canada – were seeded one heading into the 2024 BJK Cup Qualifying draw last night – and drew […]

Czech mate: Swiss suffer first defeat in two years

MINUS its two Billie Jean King Cup title-winning stars from last year in the singles, Switzerland was no match for Czech Republic as the Czechs swept the reigning champions. The Swiss sent out youngster Celine Naef and prominent doubles player Viktorija Golubic who both suffered defeats, before losing to one of the best doubles combinations […]

Juvan sets up Slovenian BJK Cup success

SLOVENIAN rising star Kaja Juvan has moved her nation one step closer to the Billie Jean King Cup knockout stages after dominating second ranked Australian Ajla Tomljanovic in just 36 minutes. The 104th ranked 22-year-old – who turns 23 later this month – was outstanding in the 6-4 6-1 victory, with the 17 games lasting […]

2023 BJK Cup Finals preview: Swiss eye back-to-back titles

SWITZERLAND returns to the Billie Jean King Cup Finals determined to go back-to-back after defeating Australia in the decider last year. Twelve months on, and the four players that tasted that success return with top seeded Belinda Bencic alongside Jil Teichmann, while doubles pairing Viktorija Golubic and Simona Waltert are also back. This year, the […]

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. […]

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