Victory for USA: Belarus loses in Fed Cup 2017 final


Victory for USA: Belarus loses in Fed Cup 2017 final

The big day for tennis players of Belarus and the USA at the Fed Cup 2017 final in Minsk. During two days athletes from two teams have been fighting for the title of the winner of the grand tournament.

Day one ended with a tie draw 1:1. Belarusian tennis player Aliaksandra Sasnovich lost to WTA racket number 10 Coco Vandeweghe. From the very beginning of the match it became clear that neither of the players intend giving in. Nevertheless, the American athlete was luckier. Coco Vandeweghe won with scores 6:4 and 6:4 in two sets.

The second match of day one was between Aryna Sabalenka and US Sloane Stephens. The game was rather strained, however, Belarusian athlete won with scores 6:3, 6:3.

The second day of the Fed Cup 2017 final turned out to be even more strained. Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka played against US Coco Vandeweghe. Despite the different positions in the WTA rating, Aryna was playing on equals with the more experienced rival. The match lasted for one hour and a half. The American tennis player won with scores 7:5 and 6:1. After the match Coco Vandeweghe emphasized that the first set with Aryna was very difficult for her, however, in the second set she fully controlled the match and did not allow the Belarusian athlete count on success.

Belarus’ Aliaksnadra Sasnovich played against US Sloane Stephen on the second day of the tournament. The Belarusian tennis player managed to win with scores 4:6, 6:1, 8:6. Therefore, Aliaksandra Sasnovich equalized the score in the final – 2:2. The winner was determined in the doubles. Belarus Aryna Sabalenka and Aliaksandra Sasnovich once again met on the tennis court with US Coco Vandeweghe and Sloane Stephens.

The last game of the tournament turned out to be very stressful for both the teams. The pairs kept on winning points from one another. However, luck and fortune was on the side of American players, they won the match with the scores 3:6, 6:7 (3:7) in the sets. The final score of the tournament is 2:3 in favor of team USA.

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