February 23, 2019

Boulter v Jorovic as GB seek Fed Cup play-off spot

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Summary

  1. GB lead Serbia 1-0 in battle for plight in April’s Fed Cup World Neighborhood II play-offs
  2. Johanna Konta leads Aleksandra Krunic 7-6 (7-1) in second singles rubber
  3. Katie Boulter beats Ivana Jorovic 6-4 6-3 in opening singles rubber of easiest-of-three tie
  4. GB obtained Neighborhood A and Serbia obtained Neighborhood B at this week’s round-robin occasion at College of Bathtub

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By Emma Sanders

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  1. Konta breaks

    *Konta 7-6 (7-1) 1-0 Krunic

    Terrific backhand into the corner from Konta and she follows it up with a forehand slam. Very good!

  2. Crash level

    Konta 7-6 (7-1) 0-0 Krunic*

    Konta smashes a forehand down the line and swifty strikes forward to 30-15 as Krunic appears to be like concerned.

    The Serb recovers with a pleasing one-two punch nevertheless Konta strikes into the salvage and pushes her encourage to attain a ruin level.

  3. Put up update

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    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport at College of Bathtub

    The followers bawl with pride after that swift, atmosphere friendly tie-ruin from Konta, which used to be no longer like diverse the rest of the attach. The Brit purchased it space on when it mattered there and each fan inside this 1,800-seater arena is lawful within the encourage of her.

  4. Put up update

    Konta 7-6 (7-1) 0-0 Krunic*

    This says all of it…

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  5. Game and first attach

    Konta 7-6 (7-1) Krunic

    Konta serves out huge and Krunic’s return can completely fall over the baseline. Job completed!

    Real in need of an hour for that first attach.

  6. 5 attach functions

    *Konta 6-6 (6-1) Krunic

    One saved. Krunic’s gigantic help is too critical for Konta.

  7. Six attach functions

    Konta 6-6 (6-0) Krunic*

    Krunic’s backhand flies long. Six attach functions for Konta!!!

  8. Tie-ruin – Konta extends lead

    Konta 6-6 (5-0) Krunic*

    An ace from Konta. And a wayward backhand from Krunic!

  9. Tie-ruin – Konta strikes forward

    *Konta 6-6 (3-0) Krunic

    A irascible-court winner from Konta. Mini-ruin! And one other one as Krunic can completely slash into the cords!

  10. Tie-ruin

    Konta 6-6 (1-0) Krunic*

    Crunching help from Konta.

  11. Konta breaks

    *Konta 6-6 Krunic

    Konta appears to be like like a obvious player in opposition to help. She’s smashing balls into each corner and Krunic is chasing. The Serb might per chance well well additionally no longer reach this one and her stretched backhand falls way in need of the salvage. Real into a tie-ruin.

  12. Two ruin functions

    Konta 5-6 Krunic*

    A mistake from the Serb and her forehand falls flat into the salvage. A gigantic help brings her level nevertheless Konta slams a volley on the salvage to chase forward. 30-15.

    And the Brit hammers a backhand irascible-court! Come on Jo!

  13. Krunic breaks

    Konta 5-6 Krunic*

    Krunic is forward again. Konta’s forehand slams into the salvage. It be lawful no longer happening…

  14. Two ruin functions

    *Konta 5-5 Krunic

    Konta goes for a one-two punch nevertheless miscues the forehand. 15-15. Then Krunic does the splits again to reach a huge ball and by some potential per chance well catches the encourage of the baseline.

    She gets two ruin functions with a thumping forehand down the line.

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  15. Konta breaks

    *Konta 5-5 Krunic

    Konta’s backhand flies long. One ruin level misplaced. Then Krunic slams a volley on the salvage which Konta reads nevertheless can completely punt into the salvage. Two functions misplaced.

    However Krunic leans encourage and miscues a forehand into the cords. We’re level again!

  16. Three ruin functions

    Konta 4-5 Krunic*

    Krunic’s forehand falls rapid, then she double-faults. 30-0 to Konta. The Brit then fires a backhand return into the corner.

  17. Krunic breaks

    Konta 4-5 Krunic*

    Konta misses the slam. Krunic is up a ruin and can aloof help for the attach.

  18. 2nd ruin level

    *Konta 4-4 Krunic

    A big help from Konta and this time there is just not any name from the linesman. Deuce.

    However the Brit is encourage under stress when one other fizzing return can completely be hoisted up into the rafters.

  19. Crash level

    *Konta 4-4 Krunic

    Konta responds with a deep forehand into the corner which Krunic can completely slap into the salvage nevertheless the Serb brings up ruin level with a sturdy forehand.

  20. Put up update

    *Konta 4-4 Krunic

    Konta thinks she’s moved as a lot as 30-15 with a backhand on the line nevertheless the identical linesman calls it out. The Brit is protesting again nevertheless this time the replay suggests it is out…

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