Nine Teams Secure Places At 2023 Billie Jean King Cup Finals

Team Slovenia at the Billie Jean King Qualifiers (photo: Sportida/Vid Ponikvar)

ITF Press Release, April 16, 2023

The ITF has announced the results from the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Qualifiers, which took place in nine cities around the world this weekend.

Canada, Czechia, France, Germany, Italy, Kazakhstan, Slovenia, Spain and USA all secured their places at the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup by Gainbridge Finals, joining 2022 champions Switzerland and 2022 runners-up Australia. The host venue for the Finals, which take place on 7-12 November 2023, will be announced in due course, as will the 12th team to compete at the event.

The nine losing nations from this weekend (Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Great Britain, Mexico, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Ukraine) will compete in the 2023 Play-offs on 10-11 or 11-12 November, alongside the seven teams who won promotion from the three regional Group I events which took place this week: Argentina and Colombia (from Americas Group I); Japan and Korea, Rep. (from Asia/Oceania Group I); and Hungary, Netherlands and Sweden (from Europe/Africa Group I).

There were dramatic scenes in Koper as Slovenia recovered from 0-2 down against Romania to record just the eighth successful comeback from 0-2 down in Billie Jean King Cup history – and the first since France defeated Italy 3-2 in 2015. Kaja Juvan and Tamara Zidansek overcame Irina Maria Bara and Monica Niculescu in the decisive doubles match, which was suspended due to poor weather on Saturday evening and completed on Sunday afternoon.

Two other Qualifier ties this weekend went to the decisive doubles match: Canada defeated Belgium in Vancouver thanks to a doubles victory for Gabriela Dabrowski and Leylah Fernandez, while Italy denied Slovakia’s bid for a famous comeback win, with Elisabetta Cocciaretto and Martina Trevisan triumphing in a dramatic doubles encounter with Viktoria Hruncakova and Tereza Mihalikova.

Other notable results this weekend included excellent performances from the Wimbledon champion, Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan, the world No. 3, USA’s Jessica Pegula, and the world No. 5, France’s Caroline Garcia – that trio each won two singles matches to lead their teams to victories over Poland, Austria and Great Britain, respectively.

Elsewhere, Spain were comfortable winners against Mexico, while Czechia defeated Ukraine and Germany saw off Brazil.


SPAIN defeated MEXICO 3-1

Venue: Puente Romano Club de Tenis, Marbella (clay, outdoors)

Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) d. Fernanda Contreras (MEX) 6-0 6-0

Nuria Parrizas-Diaz (ESP) d. Renata Zarazua (MEX) 6-4 6-3

Nuria Parrizas-Diaz (ESP) d. Marcela Zacarias (MEX) 6-3 6-0

Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) v Renata Zarazua (MEX) – not played

Giuliana Olmos/Renata Zarazua (MEX) d. Aliona Bolsova/Rebeka Masarova (ESP) 4-6 7-6(5) [10-7]

CZECHIA defeated UKRAINE 3-1

Venue: Megasaray Club Belek, Antalya, Turkiye (clay, outdoors)

Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) d. Marta Kostyuk (UKR) 6-2 6-1

Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) d. Katarina Zavatska (UKR) 6-4 6-3

Marta Kostyuk (UKR) d. Barbora Krejcikova (CZE) 3-6 6-1 6-4

Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) d. Katarina Zavatska (UKR) 6-3 6-4

Lyudmyla Kichenok/Dayana Yastremska (UKR) v Karolina Muchova/Linda Noskova (CZE) – not played


Venue: Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry (hard, indoors)

Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. Katie Boulter (GBR) 6-7(2) 7-6(4) 7-6(2)

Alize Cornet (FRA) d. Harriet Dart (GBR) 7-6(6) 7-6(3)

Caroline Garcia (FRA) d. Harriet Dart (GBR) 6-1 6-7(10) 6-1

Katie Boulter (GBR) v Alize Cornet (FRA) – not played

Alicia Barnett/Olivia Nicholls (GBR) d. Clara Burel/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 7-5 3-6 [11-9]

CANADA defeated BELGIUM 3-2

Venue: Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver (hard, indoors)

Leylah Fernandez (CAN) d. Yanina Wickmayer (BEL) 6-0 7-5

Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) d. Rebecca Marino (CAN) 4-6 6-4 6-4

Leylah Fernandez (CAN) d. Ysaline Bonaventure (BEL) 4-6 7-5 6-2

Greet Minnen (BEL) d. Katherine Sebov (CAN) 6-2 3-6 6-3

Gabriela Dabrowski/Leylah Fernandez (CAN) d. Kirsten Flipkens/Greet Minnen (BEL) 6-1 6-2

USA defeated AUSTRIA 4-0

Venue: Delray Beach Tennis Center, Delray Beach (hard, outdoors)

Coco Gauff (USA) d. Julia Grabher (AUT) 6-1 6-3

Jessica Pegula (USA) d. Sinja Kraus (AUT) 6-0 7-5

Jessica Pegula (USA) d. Julia Grabher (AUT) 6-1 6-3

Coco Gauff (USA) v Sinja Kraus (AUT) – not played

Coco Gauff/Caty McNally (USA) d. Melanie Klaffner/Sinja Kraus (AUT) 6-1 6-4

ITALY defeated SLOVAKIA 3-2

Venue: NTC Arena, Bratislava (hard, indoors)

Camila Giorgi (ITA) d. Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) 6-2 6-3

Martina Trevisan (ITA) d. Viktoria Hruncakova (SVK) 7-6(9) 6-3

Anna Karolina Schmiedlova (SVK) d. Jasmine Paolini (ITA) 6-1 4-6 6-4

Viktoria Hruncakova (SVK) d. Elisabetta Cocciaretto (ITA) 6-3 7-6(2)

Elisabetta Cocciaretto/Martina Trevisan (ITA) d. Viktoria Hruncakova/Tereza Mihalikova (SVK) 6-4 4-6 7-5

GERMANY defeated BRAZIL 3-1

Venue: Porsche Arena, Stuttgart (clay, indoors)

Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) d. Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) 3-6 6-4 6-3

Tatjana Maria (GER) d. Laura Pigossi (BRA) 6-3 3-6 7-5

Jule Niemeier (GER) d. Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA) 7-6(3) 3-6 6-2

Anna-Lena Friedsam (GER) d. Laura Pigossi (BRA) 6-1 6-0

Jule Niemeier/Laura Siegemund (GER) v Beatriz Haddad Maia/Luisa Stefani (BRA) – not played


Venue: National Tennis Centre – Beeline Arena, Astana (clay, indoors)

Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) d. Magda Linette (POL) 7-5 6-3

Elena Rybakina (KAZ) d. Weronika Falkowska (POL) 6-3 6-4

Elena Rybakina (KAZ) d. Magda Linette (POL) 6-4 6-2

Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) v Weronika Falkowska (POL) – not played

Weronika Falkowska /Alicja Rosolska (POL) d. Anna Danilina/Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) 6-4 6-4


Venue: Sport Park Bonifika, Koper (clay, outdoors)

Ana Bogdan (ROU) d. Kaja Juvan (SLO) 3-6 6-3 6-4

Jaqueline Adina Cristian (ROU) d. Tamara Zidansek (SLO) 6-1 4-6 6-3

Tamara Zidansek (SLO) d. Ana Bogdan (ROU) 3-6 7-6(4) 7-5

Kaja Juvan (SLO) d. Jaqueline Adina Cristian (ROU) 6-2 6-4

Kaja Juvan/Tamara Zidansek (SLO) d. Irina Maria Bara/Monica Niculescu (ROU) 4-6 6-2 6-4