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Friday, January 27, 2023

USA, Italy and Greece record their first United Cup victories

The United States won 4–1 against the Czech Republic on the opening day of the United Cup.New mixed team competition that is taking place in Australia.

This Friday Frances Tiafoe won convincingly 3-1 in the second set of her singles match following the abandonment of Tomasz Machak due to a right ankle injury.

Tiafoe won the first set 6–3 at Sydney’s Ken Rosewall Arena, but trailed 4–2 in the second against his Czech opponent when the match ended due to an injury to Machak.

After trying to recover a Tiafoe forehand, Machak was able to get to his feet but, After consulting a doctor and his team, he decided that he could not continue.

Thomas Machak had to withdraw due to injury

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“We were in the middle of a fight. It sucks that this happened to me like this. You don’t want to see it. I hope I can recover for the Australian Open,” Tiafoe said.

The Americans entered the second day of the five-game encounter 2-0 up after singles victories over Taylor Fritz and Madison Keys on Thursday. but the two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova defeated world number three Jessica Pegula 7-6(6) 6-4 In the first game on Friday and keep the check with a chance to win.


peter kvitov

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,We are still fighting. I think USA is a great team with great players., We are not really the favorites here, but we are fighting every game, every point. It’s our team spirit” Kvitova said.

Down 5-1 in the tie-break, Kvitova saved three set points and won the eighth set point 7-6 to eventually convert it into a set. After breaking down in the first set, Kvitova broke Pegula twice to take a 3-0 lead.

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In other qualifying rounds of the morning session, Greece beat Bulgaria 4-1 to claim top seed Perth, Western Australia).

Stefanos Tsitsipas won against Grigor Dimitrov 4–6, 6–2 and 7–6(4), and Despina Papamichael won 3–6, 6–4 and 6–1 against Isabella Shinnikova. This Friday Maria Sakkari completed a Greek victory with a 6-3, 6-2 win over Victoria Tomova.

Kuzmanov defeated Pervolarkis 6–1, 6–1 to earn the only point for Bulgaria. Tsitsipas and Sakkari won the final 4–1 after defeating Topalova and Andreev 6–4, 6–4.


Maria Sakkari and Stefanos Tsitsipas in action

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And Matteo Berretini started the season strong, helping Italy to a 3–2 win over Brazil in Brisbane., The Italian beat Brazilian No. 1 Thiago Monteiro 6-4 7-6(7) to give her country a 2-1 lead, and Lucia Bronzetti beat Laura Pigosi 6-0, 6-2 in her Group E match. Occupied.

,I have to say that I am very happy. It’s been a long time since I played my last singles match so I didn’t know what to expect, I think the level was very high. I’m happy with my performance, but obviously when you play in this type of competition the most important thing is to win and get a point for the team and I’m even more happy for that” declared Berretini.

Brazil set the final score with their win in the mixed doubles, Stefani and Matos beat Berrettini and Rosatello 6-4, 6-7(4), 10-4.

already in the afternoon session, Stan Wawrinka certifies Switzerland’s victory against Kazakhstan (3-0) With his win against Alexander Bublik 6-3, 7-6(3).


stan wawrinka

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He also added to Great Britain’s victory against Australia., Harriet Dart beat Madison Inglis 6-4, 6-4 to make it 3-0, allowing the Spaniard’s first opponent to open her locker.

The day ended with a victory for France over Argentina (3-0)., Caroline Garcia sealed France’s victory by defeating Nadia Podoroska 6-2, 6-0.

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result after 2nd day

Group A
Greece – Bulgaria (4-1)
Stefanos Tsitsipas & Grigor Dimitrov 4-6, 6-2, 7-6(4) Despina Papamichael & I. Shinnikova Por 3-6, 6-4, 6-1
Maria Sakkari and Victoria Tomova 6-3, 6-2
D. Kuzmanov and M. Parvolarkis 6-1, 6-1
Tsitsipas/Sakkari and Andreev/Topalova 6-4, 6-4

group b
Switzerland 5-0 Kazakhstan
B Bencic beat Y Putintseva 7-6(0), 6-3
M. Hussler and T. Scheeter, see 4-6, 6-3, 6-3
s. Wawrinka and A. Bublik 6-3, 7-6(3)
J. Teichmann and Jade Kulambayeva 6-3, 6-2
Teckman/Heusler and Kulambaeva/Bublik 7-6(7), 6-3

group c
United States – Czech Republic (4-1)
Taylor Fritz and Jiri Leheka 6-3, 6-4
Madison Keys and Marie Bouzkova won 6-4, 6-3
P. Kvitova and J. Pegula 7-6(6), 6-4
F. Tiafoe beat T. Machac 6-3, 2-4
Pegula/Fritz A Bouzkova/Leheka 2-6, 6-3, 10-7

group d
Great Britain 3-2 Australia
Cameron Norrie and Alex de Minaur 6-3, 6-3
Katie Swan and Zoe Hives 6-4, 6-3
H. Dart and M. English 6-4, 6-4
J. Kubler & D. Evans 6-3, 7-6(3)
s. Stosur/J. Peer A. H. Dart/J. O’Meara 7-6(4), 6-4
Group E
Italy vs Brazil (3-2,
Lorenzo Musetti beat Felipe Meligeni Alves 6-3, 6-4
Beatriz Haddad Maia defeated Martina Trevisan 6-2, 6-0
M. Berrettini and T. Monteiro 6-4, 7-6(7)
L. Bronzetti to L. Pigosi 6-0, 6-2
Rossatello/Berrettini from Stefani/Matos 6-4, 6-7(4), 10-4

Group F

France – Argentina (4-0)
Arthur Rinderknecht defeated Francisco Cerundolo 6-4, 6-2
Alize Cornet defeated Maria Carle 6–2, 6–1
C. Garcia defeated Ann Podoroska 6–2, 6–0
A. Mannarino to F. Correa 6-1, 6-0

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