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10 Feb 2019

Belarus blank Germany in Fed Cup quarterfinal

Belarus blank Germany in Fed Cup quarterfinal
Lidziya Marozava, captain Tatiana Poutchek and Victoria Azarenka. Photo courtesy of the Belarusian Tennis Federation

MINSK, 10 February (BelTA) – Belarus stormed into the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas semifinal beating Germany 4-0 in the nations’ World Group first round tie in Braunschweig on 10 February, BelTA has learned.

After three singles rubbers which ended 3-0 in Belarus’ favor, it was decided not to hold the fourth singles rubber and finish the tie with a doubles match where Victoria Azarenka and Lidziya Marozava defeated Mona Barthel and Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-1, 0-6, 11-9.

Earlier, leader of the Belarusian national team Aryna Sabalenka scooped two victories: over Andrea Petkovic (6-2, 6-1), and Laura Siegemund (6-1, 6-1). Aliaksandra Sasnovich beat Tatjana Maria 7-6 (7-3), 6-3.

Belarus will face Australia in the semifinal.

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