In the final doubles, captain Petr Pála, who has not yet played, entered the pair Siniaková and Barbora Krejčíková. Sloane Stephens and Taylor Townsend should play for the American women. The winners of the match will secure the first place in group A and in the semi-finals they will face the Canadian women, who dominated group C. The domestic Spanish and Polish women defeated each time 3:0.
Winner of five WTA singles tournaments, Siniak is doing well in team competitions against the American women. Last year in Glasgow, she defeated Cori Gauff in the decisive showdown to advance to the semi-finals and secured the second point for the Czechs. Five years ago, the native of Hradec Králové was the main support in the Fed Cup final, when she defeated Alison Riske and Sofia Kenin. Two points secured the last title for captain Pála’s team.
Wimbledon champion Vondroušová will participate in the tournament in Seville for the first time, she missed the opening duel against Switzerland after moving from the Tournament of Champions. She also contributed to the win over the USA last year, when she beat Collins. Twenty-four-year-old Vondroušová will attack in the national team for her 11th singles victory in a row. Together with doubles, she did not lose the last twelve matches in the national team.
Slovenia won’t miss the semifinal either
After the Italians and the Canadians, the Slovenians secured the semi-finals of the Billie Jean King Cup. Whether Czech or American women will complete this trio of teams is being decided right now.
Slovenia reached the semi-finals of the BJK Cup for the first time. After the opening 2:1 victory over Australia today in the match against Kazakhstan, Kaja Juvanová first outclassed the doubles specialist Anna Danilinová 6:1, 6:0 and then Tamara Zidanšeková won the necessary set.
Zidanšek had a 6:2 lead over Julia Putintseva, then lost by the same ratio and gave up. Even before the doubles match, the Slovenians were sure that they would win Group B and fight for the final against Italy on Saturday. Canada is waiting for the better of the Czech Republic – USA duel.