Coach Dubrov comments on team Belarus’ first day results at 2018 Fed Cup quarterfinal

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Coach Dubrov comments on team Belarus’ first day results at 2018 Fed Cup quarterfinal

The first day of the 2018 Fed Cup quarterfinal between Belarus and Germany ended with a score of 1:1.

Aryna Sabalenka won the first match against Tajana Maria, nevertheless, Aliaksnadra Sasnovich lost in the second match playing against Antonia Lottner.

At the press conference after the match, Aliaksandra congratulated her rival and commented on the match.

Aliaksandra Sasnovich, team Belarus tennis player:
Today’s match ended not in my favor, no as I had expected for it to end. I have some problems but I do not want to talk about them. I want to congratulate my rival. She was playing the first match for her country and it is very worrying. She managed to overcome this feeling and won, Today she was better than I was.

The captain of the team Eduard Dubrov emphasized that 1:1 is not a bad result.

Eduard Dubrov, captain of Belarus’ women’s tennis team:
The score of 1:1 is not a bad result, it was expected. Because Aryna Sabalenka was opening the match for the first time. She hadn’t a chance to play first before and that was felt in the first set. Aryna overcame the feeling of being worried and managed to win the match. As for Aliaksandra… Sport is unpredictable, human organism is alive as well. Something went wrong, but I think that everything will be determined on the last day of the quarterfinal.

Chizhovka arena will be hosting another two singles and one double on February 11, therefore, the winner of the 2018 Fed Cup quarterfinal will be determined.