BJK Cup Qualifiers: Germany Lose To Kazakhstan

Team Germany (photo: Paul Zimmer/DTB)

ITF Press Release, April 17, 2022

The ITF has announced the results from the Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas Qualifiers, which took place in seven cities around the world on 15-16 April. Canada, Italy, Kazakhstan, Poland and Spain enjoyed comfortable victories, with their ties decided after just three matches. But Czech Republic and USA were pushed all the way by Great Britain and Ukraine, respectively, with the pair winning in decisive doubles matches.

Those seven winning teams will advance to the Billie Jean King Cup by BNP Paribas Finals, which will be played on 8-13 November 2022. They join the four nations that have already secured a place at the Finals: 2021 runners-up Switzerland, Australia, Belgium and Slovakia. The host venue and the full lineup for the Finals will be announced in due course.

The seven losing nations from the Qualifiers (France, Germany, Great Britain, Latvia, Netherlands, Romania and Ukraine) will compete in the Play-offs on 11-12 November, alongside the nations that have won promotion from this week’s three regional Group I events.


Italy defeated France 3-1
Venue: Tennis Club Alghero, Alghero (hard, outdoors)
Jasmine Paolini (ITA) d. Alize Cornet (FRA) 2-6 6-1 7-6(2)
Camila Giorgi (ITA) d. Oceane Dodin (FRA) 6-1 6-2
Camila Giorgi (ITA) d. Harmony Tan (FRA) 6-2 6-0
Jasmine Paolini (ITA) v Oceane Dodin (FRA) – not played
Oceane/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Lucia Bronzetti/Martina Trevisan (ITA) 7-6(4) 6-1

USA defeated Ukraine 3-2
Venue: Harrah’s Cherokee Center, Asheville, NC (hard, indoors)
Alison Riske (USA) d. Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 7-6(16) 7-5
Jessica Pegula (USA) d. Katarina Zavatska (UKR) 6-2 6-1
Dayana Yastremska (UKR) d. Jessica Pegula (USA) 6-3 6-4
Katarina Zavatska (UKR) d. Shelby Rogers (USA) 6-3 6-4
Asia Muhammad/Jessica Pegula (USA) d. Lyudmyla Kichenok/Dayana Yastremska (UKR) 7-6(5) 6-3

Czech Republic defeated Great Britain 3-2
Venue: Tennis Club I.CLTK Prague, Prague (clay, outdoors)
Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) d. Harriet Dart (GBR) 6-1 6-0
Emma Raducanu (GBR) d. Tereza Martincova (CZE) 7-5 7-5
Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) d. Emma Raducanu (GBR) 6-1 6-1
Harriet Dart (GBR) d. Linda Fruhvirtova (CZE) 6-0 5-7 6-2
Karolina Muchova/Marketa Vondrousova (CZE) d. Harriet Dart/Katie Swan (GBR) 6-1 7-5

Kazakhstan defeated Germany 3-1
Venue: National Tennis Centre, Nur-Sultan (hard, indoors)
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) d. Angelique Kerber (GER) 3-6 6-3 6-2
Elena Rybakina (KAZ) d. Laura Siegemund (GER) 6-0 6-1
Elena Rybakina (KAZ) d. Angelique Kerber (GER) 4-6 6-3 7-5
Yulia Putintseva (KAZ) v Laura Siegemund (GER) – not played
Anna-Lena Friedsam/Jule Niemeier (GER) d. Anna Danilina/Zhibek Kulumbayeva (KAZ) 6-2 3-6 [10-6]

Canada defeated Latvia 4-0
Venue: Pacific Coliseum, Vancouver (hard, indoors)
Leylah Fernandez (CAN) d. Darja Semenistaja (LAT) 6-1 6-2
Rebecca Marino (CAN) d. Daniela Vismane (LAT) 6-3 6-7 (4) 6-3
Leylah Fernandez (CAN) d. Daniela Vismane (LAT) 6-2 6-1
Rebecca Marino (CAN) v Darja Semenistaja (LAT) – not played
Gabriela Dabrowski/Carol Zhao (CAN) d. Darja Semenistaja/Daniela Vismane (CAN) 6-1 6-3

Spain defeated Netherlands 4-0
Venue: Maaspoort Sports & Events, s-Hertogenbosch (clay, indoors)
Nuria Parrizas-Diaz (ESP) d. Arantxa Rus (NED) 6-2 7-6(4)
Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP) d. Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove (NED) 6-4 6-3
Arantxa Rus (NED) v Sara Sorribes Tormo (ESP)
Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove (NED) v Nuria Parrizas-Diaz (ESP) – not played
Aliona Bolsova/Rebeka Masarova (ESP) d. Arianne Hartono/Demi Schuurs (NED) 4-6 7-6(7) [10-7]

Poland defeated Romania 4-0
Venue: Radomskie Centrum Sportu, Radom (hard, indoors)
Magda Linette (POL) d. Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU) 6-1 4-6 6-2
Iga Swiatek (POL) d. Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU) 6-1 6-0
Iga Swiatek (POL) d. Andreea Prisacariu (ROU) 6-0 6-0
Magda Linette (POL) v Mihaela Buzarnescu (ROU) – not played
Magdalena Frech/Alicja Rosolska (POL) d. Mihaela Buzarnescu/Andreea Mitu (ROU) 5-7 6-3 [10-5]