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Fed Cup 2017 Final. Belarus v USA post-match press conference

Belarus head coach Eduard Dubrov has commented on the defeat of the Belarus national women's tennis team 2:3 against the USA in the Fed Cup 2017.

"I am very glad that our team did such a good job," said the captain at a press conference after the final.

"I say thank you to all the girls who have played all these years and have achieved such a great result. From match to match we played with stronger and stronger opponents. We played well in the final. The first match against the USA, if you recall, ended with us losing 0:5. Today we were left a little bit behind, 2:3. This is a good score," Dubrov said.

USA leader CoCo Vandeweghe, who won all her matches in Minsk, thanked Belarus for quality play.

"It is worth noting the incredible performance of the Belarusian athletes and especially the atmosphere that Belarusian fans managed to create. I felt their pressure, nevertheless, I enjoyed every moment. I am very pleased that I was able to overcome myself and achieve the desired result," CoCo Vandeweghe said at the press conference following the Cup final.

In turn, captain of the US team Kathy Rinaldi commented on the victory over the Belarusians: "We expected resistance, we understood that the match would not be easy. I have long been watching the growth of the talented Belarusian players. We tried to conduct a decent training, it is not so easy to do at the end of the season. Nevertheless, the work was successful, which is evidenced by the result."

Team USA won their first Fed Cup title in 17 years. That was the first ever Fed Cup final for Belarus.

Belarus will take on Germany in the next year's Fed Cup season. The matches will take place in Minsk at Chizhovka Arena in February 2018.

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Fed Cup 2017 Final. Belarus v USA post-match press conference