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Switzerland won first Billie Jean King Cup title by defeating Australia

Switzerland won their first Billie Jean King Cup title after Belinda Bencic saw off Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic in the second match of the finals with a lead of 2-0. Jil Teichmann had earlier prevailed 6-3 4-6 6-3 over Storm Sanders last year.

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Switzerland won its first Billie Jean King Cup title by defeating Australia- Key Points

  • The teams also clashed in the semi-finals of last year’s event in Prague, where Teichmann overcame Sanders and Bencic defeated Tomljanovic before Switzerland went on to finish runners-up to Russia.
  • World number 12 Bencic had not dropped a set all week and extended her run against Tomljanovic, delivering a commanding performance to wrap up victory in an hour and 15 minutes.
  • Teichmann dominated the first set but Sanders, struggling with a leg injury and needing courtside treatment, twice rallied from a breakdown in the second in a stirring revival.
  • Sanders, who had won all three of her previous singles matches this week, Teichmann took the key break for 3-2 in a game that lasted 11 minutes before the Swiss saw out a hard-fought victory in two hours and 18 minutes.
  • Seven-time winners Australia had beaten hosts Britain in the semi-final and were seeking their first title since 1974. They had also missed out in 2019 when they were beaten by France in Perth.

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