On the fast track and without frights. This is how Spain reached the finals of the Billie Jean King Cup to be held from November 8 to 13 at a venue yet to be determined. Sara Sorribes was in charge of fastening the 0-3 against the Netherlands in Bolduque (or s-Hertogenbosch in Dutch) in steamroller mode. She crushed the Dutch number one, Arantxa Rus, 6-0 and 6-4 in 1:24. On Friday, the player from Castellón and Nuria Párrizas had already made it 0-2.
Without Paula Badosa (3rd in the world) or Garbiñe Muguruza (10th), who fell off the list due to physical problems, Sorribes (49th and 25 years old) assumed his role as leader to sign a perfect first set, aggressive and exploring the net: He only lost 10 points out of 26 and managed 11 winners to draw a bagel that left Maaspoort Sports silent. On the dirt track, the favorite surface of the Castellón player, there was only one tennis player.
Spain to the finals 2022! 🇪🇸✈️
👏Once again, wonderful tennis from @sara_sorribes: beat the Dutch Rus by 60 64 and gave the final point to the team led by @anabelmedina #BJKCup I @RFETenis I 🇳🇱🆚🇪🇸 pic.twitter.com/IJRRFIviAS
– Billie Jean King Cup (@BJKCup_es) April 16, 2022
The second partial could not be so easy. Rus (74th), who trains in Barcelona under the orders of Julián Alonso, stirred and held the pulse of the Spanish. Until a break point came in the tenth game that did not escape Sorribes.
Now it is the job of the captain, Anabel Medina, to attract Badosa and Muguruza to the team, who already gave up the finals last year to prepare the following week for the WTA Finals in which Garbiñe was proclaimed master. With them, the The possibility of achieving a sixth title, completely banishing the shadow of Arantxa and Conchita, is clear. For November, Switzerland, Australia, Belgium and Slovakia already have a place and the champion Russia is left out due to the invasion of Ukraine. Another seven teams will come out of this weekend’s qualifiers, including a great Spain.