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Jill Tekman (left) and Belinda Bencic.

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Billie Jean King Cup: Bencic and Teachman challenged by Canada

In the final tournament of the Billie Jean King Cup in Glasgow on Friday, the Swiss team and Canada will face off in a decisive duel for a group victory and an entry into the semi-finals. Like the Swiss a day earlier, Canada also defeated Italy 3-0 on Thursday. On paper, captain Heinz Gunthard’s team with Belinda Bencic (WTA 12) and Jill Teichmann (WTA 35) is slightly favored against Leyla Fernandez (WTA 40) and Bianca Andreescu (WTA 45). However, Canadians are more likely to be classified as strong according to the classification. Fernandez was in the final of the US Open last year, and Andreescu also won the tournament in 2019. She returned to the rankings mainly due to injuries, but now seems to be in top form again. The winner of the match with two singles and one doubles will take on the USA or Czech Republic in the semi-finals on Saturday.

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You can follow the duel between Switzerland and Canada for the group win at the Billie Jean King Cup in SRF Zwei and Stream from 12 noon on Friday. The first two are singles games, followed by doubles.

United Cup: Switzerland v Sweetek’s Poland

In the new United Cup, to be held from 29 December to 8 January, Switzerland meets the Polish team led by Inga witek (WTA 1). The second group opponent is still open, the results of the ATP Finals will have to be awaited. The matches will be played in Brisbane. The tournament is the successor to the ATP Cup, which was reserved for men only. National teams compete against each other with up to 4 players. Two men’s and two women’s singles and one mixed doubles will be played. There are also 500 points for winning the ATP and WTA rankings. For Switzerland, Belinda Bencic (WTA 12), Jill Tekman (WTA 35), Yelena In-Albon (WTA 152) and Joan Juger (WTA 186), Stan Wawrinka (ATP 150), Mark-Andrea Hüsler (ATP 58) respectively , Dominic Streiker (ATP 111) and Alexandre Ritschard (ATP 170) nominated.

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With Iga Swiatek, Switzerland meets current world number one in the United Cup.

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SRF 2, SportLive, November 9, 2022, 11:00 am;

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