February 24, 2019

GB’s Boulter v Hungary’s Galfi in Fed Cup

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Summary

  1. Mammoth Britain face Hungary to resolve who will high Community A to progress to Saturday’s play-off towards Serbia in the Fed Cup Europe/Africa tournament
  2. Katie Boulter leads Dalma Galfi 6-4 in first singles rubber
  3. Johanna Konta v Anna Bondar follows earlier than doubles rubber
  4. Suits taking area on the University of Bathtub
  5. GB and Hungary personal received both of their other round-robin matches this week
  6. The winner of Saturday’s play-off secures a area in the Fed Cup World Community II play-off in April

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By Emma Sanders

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  1. Submit substitute

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    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport on the University of Bathtub

    The crowd collectively order and then gasp as Katie Boulter hits her have leg with her racquet in frustration after a rather misjudged drop-shot.

    The whole GB followers dwell every point with the British quantity two.

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  2. Galfi holds

    *Boulter 6-4 3-4 Galfi

    Boulter slaps her thigh with the racquet after missing an open grasp-up shot on the gain. The Hungarian then strikes up to 40-0 with some scientific winners and holds when Boulter’s backhand return falls flat.

  3. Boulter holds

    Boulter 6-4 3-3 Galfi*

    Boulter’s consistently deep groundstrokes pay off and she or he strikes up to 40-15 with a pleasant serve out huge.

    A outdated backhand flops into the gain to give Galfi a stare in nonetheless the Brit’s 2d serve down the T is swatted huge by the Hungarian.

  4. Galfi holds

    *Boulter 6-4 2-3 Galfi

    Galfi’s serving is equally as spectacular and she or he’s 40-0 up inner seconds. She messes up an open forehand though and Boulter attacks the next 2d serve to hobble up to 40-30.

    A glorious rally ends with a sensational forehand winner down the road from Galfi and she or he holds.

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  5. Boulter holds

    Boulter 6-4 2-2 Galfi*

    Boulter storms to 40-0 with some solid first serves and yet some other one rounds it off – a mettlesome retain to love.

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  6. Boulter breaks

    *Boulter 6-4 1-2 Galfi

    Boulter strikes around the ball to fire serve a forehand return and takes defend watch over of the point earlier than Galfi flicks it huge. Pretty stuff! Boulter’s given herself a probability to design stage again.

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  7. Three break aspects

    Boulter 6-4 0-2 Galfi*

    Boulter picks herself up and smashes a return earlier than Galfi’s loose backhand skews huge. The Hungarian then messes up a grasp-up shot on the gain and jumps up in frustration.

  8. Galfi breaks

    Boulter 6-4 0-2 Galfi*

    A rally breaks out and Boulter loses it when her forehand drops into the gain. The Brit seems a tiny little bit of strained. Or now not it is now not going to concept anymore.

  9. Damage point

    *Boulter 6-4 0-1 Galfi

    Galfi slams a 2d serve huge. Alternative wasted. Nonetheless Boulter overcooks a forehand and the Hungarian strikes up to 30-15.

    Boulter slams a immense first serve nonetheless drops to 40-30 down when Galfi’s return hits the brink of the road.

  10. Galfi holds

    *Boulter 6-4 0-1 Galfi

    Boulter smashes a improbable backhand nonetheless Galfi responds with an ace. The Brit returns a forehand and a backhand huge nonetheless creeps up to 40-30 when Galfi miscues a body shot and it flies into the personnel.

    Galfi secures the sport when Boulter’s return flops into the gain.

  11. Heather Watson substitute

    Katie Boulter overtook Heather Watson as British quantity two excellent month. The experienced Watson has been missing via sickness this week in Bathtub nonetheless the GB camp are hopeful she can present the probability to attain tomorrow.

    Of direction it remains to be considered whether or now not that would possibly be in time for a play-off match, and whether or now not captain Anne Keothavong will must break up this week’s a hit doubles partnership of Katie Swan and Harriet Slump.

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    Tom Garry

    BBC Sport on the University of Bathtub

    There used to be a prolonged queue to receive in earlier than this match began, nonetheless these noisy dwelling followers are being rewarded for their persistence with a assured point to from Katie Boulter.

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  14. Sport and first intention

    Boulter 6-4 Galfi

    Boulter miscues yet some other forehand. Deuce.

    She slams a pleasant first serve to re-take the profit and will get the grasp on the seventh time of asking when Galfi mis-hits a forehand.

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  15. Sixth intention point

    *Boulter 5-4 Galfi

    Boulter slams a one-two punch and brings up a fifth intention point – ethical for it to be saved again by Galfi with a unparalleled return.

    The Brit responds with a forehand winner into the nook for a sixth intention point…

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    *Boulter 5-4 Galfi

    Boulter roars in celebration as she wins the rally to bring up intention point. Nonetheless a outdated 2d serve is gobbled up by Galfi and we’re serve to deuce.

    The Hungarian’s forehand then flicks huge and Boulter has yet some other intention point. Then Galfi eats up yet some other 2d serve. Deuce…

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    *Boulter 5-4 Galfi

    Boulter’s forehand flies huge. Damage point.

    Nonetheless Boulter dishes up a valuable first serve which Galfi nets. Deuce again.

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    *Boulter 5-4 Galfi

    Boulter’s forehand drops huge as she’s pushed deep in a rally. She sighs and has a itsy-bitsy frown on her face…

    She responds with a whipping forehand down the road and a good slam off a instant ball nonetheless then double-faults.

    Galfi brings up deuce with a forehand passing shot.

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    *Boulter 5-4 Galfi

    New Galfi is significantly greater than weak Galfi. Boulter will must grasp her stage again now.

  20. Galfi holds

    *Boulter 5-4 Galfi

    Boulter strikes into the gain nonetheless Galfi beats her with a lob, earlier than slamming an ace down the T and yet some other one out huge.

    The Hungarian’s drop shot works again and she or he holds to love…

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