Hosts Spain were beaten by Canada, 2-0, in their Billie Jean King Cup Group C debut on Wednesday in Seville, complicating their chances of advancing to the semi-finals.
Without Paula Badosa (66th in the world), called up for tennis for the teams but was unable to attend this occasion due to the discomfort she continues to feel in her back, the Spanish women lost in both singles matches against the Canadians.
Rebeka Masarova (65th) had no chance against Marina Stakusic (258th), who beat her 6-3 6-1, while Sara Sorribes (33rd) fought back but ended up losing to Leylah Fernandez (20th) 7-6 (10/8). ) and 7-6 (9/7).
This Thursday, Canada will face Poland in the other match of the group stage. Spain will try to stay alive against the Poles on Friday.
In the other duel this Wednesday, in Group D, Italy beat France 2-1.
Jasmine Paolini beat Frenchwoman Caroline García 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 6-4, after Martina Trevisan beat Alizé Cornet 2-6, 6-2, 6-2, giving victory to the ‘Italy, even before the double. dispute, where Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic beat Martina Trevisan and Elisabetta Cocciaretto in the “super tie-break” by 5-7, 6-2 and 10-6.
Four-time champions Italy have beaten France in five of their last seven matches to move to the top of Group D, which also includes Germany.
The winners of each of the four groups will qualify for the semi-finals, which will be played on Saturday, while the final will be played on Sunday.
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Results this Wednesday from the Billie Jean King Cup
Italy x France: 2 – 1
- Martina Trevisan (ITA) x Alize Cornet (FRA) 2-6, 6-2, 6-2
- Jasmine Paolini (ITA) x Caroline Garcia (FRA) 7-6 (8/6), 5-7, 6-4
- Caroline Garcia/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) x Elisabetta Cocciaretto/Martina Trevisan (ITA) 5-7, 6-2, 10-6
Canada x Spain: 2 – 0
- Marina Stakusic (CAN) against Rebeka Masarova (ESP) 6-3, 6-1
- Leylah Fernandez (CAN) x Sara Sorribes (ESP) 7-6 (10/8), 7-6 (9-7)
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