Caroline Garcia wins, France stays in BJK Cup

Caroline Garcia beat Leslie Kerkhove of the Netherlands (6-2, 6-3), on Saturday in Portel, in the Billie Jean King King Cup qualifier. Thus, France defeated the Netherlands with three victories without goals and remained in the World First Division.

After Alizee Cornet and Diane Barry on Friday, Caroline Garcia in turn won the Billie Jean King Cup matches on Saturday at Le Portel. The last Masters winner dominated the Dutch Leslie Kerkhove (6-2, 6-3) and thus allowed the French team to dominate the Netherlands, with three wins to zero, and save their place in the elite in the Billie Jean King Cup. 2023.

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With a difference of 203 places in the world rankings (4th vs. 207), this match between Garcia and Kerkhove, which Cornet swept away on Friday in less than an hour (6-2, 6-0), looked like a very nice match. The end of the trekking season for the final master’s winner.

From Dallas to Portel, in just five days, the 29-year-old Leones couldn’t have lost her forgetfulness, fitness, or self-confidence. And there was a way to end a great season in style by sending a promising signal for next year’s investment in the French side that could portend too much ambition for Julien Benneteau and his players.

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In an aptly named cauldron, Caroline Garcia dismissed the breaking point first, then was able to move the machine quickly, chaining aces and winning shots (14 in the first set alone) like a joke. A few seconds running at over 150 km/h reminded us how daring the power is.

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Draw for the 2023 edition on SundayBut Kerkhove, who pushed Iga Swiatek into three sets at the last Wimbledon and even earned two break points from the third set, also tried to let her offensive tennis speak in a free spirit, facing an almost impossible task. for him.

However, in 2-3, it was a double mistake committed during the retreat that the Dutch abandoned their commitment. After just over twenty minutes of play, Caroline Garcia could begin to hover toward victory, and Portel’s crowd enjoyed great shots, even if her opponent more or less managed to stay the course to the end. Leading 0-40 when she served in the match, the French No. 1 turned down this final (small) danger by aligning the last five points with power (6-2, 6-3 at 1h 22nd).

The next meeting of the French national team is scheduled to take place in the spring of 2023, when it will be a question of playing a qualifying match for the final stage on 14 and 15 April. The draw that will determine the next challenger to Lee Bleu will take place on Sunday, in Glasgow, just before the final of the 2022 edition.

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