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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 […]

Billie Jean King Cup wrap: Day 4 – Australia and Switzerland set up semi clash

AUSTRALIA has guaranteed itself a semi-final berth at the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup Finals after defeating Belarus to reach the final four at the 2021 event. Having upset Belgium two days ago, Australia secured its place in the final four with another 2-1 win, securing both singles ties before going down in the doubles, […]

Billie Jean King wrap: Day 3 – Russia and USA reign supreme

THE first Billie Jean King Cup semi-final has been decided, with the Russian Tennis Federation (RTF) defying France a chance at back-to-back titles, as the United States ousted Spain. Expect a tantalising battle between the RTF and USA next, while two more nations are also set to join them in the semis tomorrow. Despite a […]

Billie Jean King wrap: Day 2 – Slovakia shocks USA as Switzerland downs Germany

THE upsets did not end after a huge day session at the Billie Jean King Cup finals, with the night ties proving just as intriguing as Switzerland blasted past Germany and Slovakia upset superpower and third seed, United States. It was a 3-0 sweep the way of Switzerland as they well and truly outplayed their […]

Billie Jean King wrap: Day 2 – Barty-less Australia Storm Belgium as Russia oust Canada

NO Ash Barty or Ajla Tomljanovic? No worries for Australia, as the green and gold stunned Belgium to move one win away from an unlikely semi-final spot and automatic qualification to next year’s Billie Jean King Finals. The Aussies came in with former Top 30 player Daria Gavrilova – now ranked 412th in the world […]

Billie Jean King Cup wrap: Day 1 – Home nation off to perfect start, Spain produce comeback victory

HOME nation side and tournament favourites Czech Republic have got home in a thriller over Germany to kick-start their Billie Jean King Cup campaign off on the right note. Possessing the top-ranked player at the event in Barbora Krejcikova, 2019 Roland Garros winner Marketa Vondrousova and doubles duo Katerina Siniakova and Lucie Hradecka, the home […]

Billie Jean King Cup day one wrap: Day 1 – Canada stuns France as Belgium wins opening tie

CANADA has stunned reigning champions France on the opening day of the Billie Jean King Cup despite being heavily understrength for the clash. The North American nation was without Bianca Andreescu or Leylah Fernandez, but just found a way to topple the world number ones who chose not to use second ranked player Caroline Garcia. […]