fbpx

Russia defeats Switzerland to win Billie Jean King Cup

Sportsnaut
Oct 11, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Daria Kasatkina (RUS) hits a shot during her third round match against Angelique Kerber (GER) in the BNP Paribas Open  at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 11, 2021; Indian Wells, CA, USA; Daria Kasatkina (RUS) hits a shot during her third round match against Angelique Kerber (GER) in the BNP Paribas Open at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Daria Kasatkina and Liudmila Samsonova won their singles matches to give Russia a 2-0 victory over Switzerland on Saturday at Prague, Czech Republic, to win the Billie Jean King Cup.

Kasatkina recorded a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Switzerland’s Jil Teichmann, and Samsonova rallied for a 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 triumph over Olympics singles champ Belinda Bencic as Russia won the trophy for the fifth time. The event was formerly known as the Fed Cup.

Kasatkina had just five winners in her match but also had only 13 errors to Teichmann’s 31. Teichmann had 15 winners.

Samsonova notched 30 winners but had to overcome 49 errors to defeat Bencic, who had 15 winners and 18 unforced errors.

Russia’s other titles came in 2004, 2005, 2007 and 2008.

–Field Level Media