In the World group of the Federation Cup decided the four contenders for the title.
The current winner of the Federation Cup team Czech Republic without second racket of the world Petra Kvitova in Ostrava lost Romania. Two points to the visitors brought Simona Halep, who beat Katerina Sinyakova (6:4, 6:0) and Karolina Pliskova (6:4, 5:7, 6:4), but the decisive point the Romanians brought in a pair of Irina-Camelia Begu and Monica Niculescu.
France in Liege confidently defeated Belgium. The main character of the match was Caroline Garcia, who returned to the team after a long break and won both singles match against Alison van Uytvanck (7:6, 4:6, 6:2) and Elise Mertens (6:2, 6:3).
Germany Angelique Kerber failed miserably home match against Belarus. In four of the match the Germans won only one set and twice suffered defeat. First racket of Belarus Arina Sobolenko consistently defeated Andrea Petkovic (6:2, 6:1) and Laura Siegemund (6:1, 6:1).
Ashleigh Barty has brought Australia a victory over team USA. The first racket of the guests won both single matches against Sophia Kenin (6:1, 7:6) and Madison keys (6:4, 6:1), then, together with Priscilla hon got the winning point in the doubles match.
In the semi-finals of the Cup of Federation on April 20-21, France will host Romania and Belarus will go on a visit to Australia.
The Federation Cup. A global group. The 1/4 finals:
Czech Republic – Romania 2:3
Belgium – France 1:3
Germany – Belarus 0:4
USA – Australia 2:3