Fed Cup - Radwanska sisters steer Poland into World Group II


Fed Cup - Radwanska sisters steer Poland into World Group II

Tennis - The Radwanska sisters both won the reverse singles on Sunday to give Poland a 4-1 win over Belgium in the Fed Cup World Group II play-off tie. World no. 4 Agnieszka came from behind to beat top rated Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 46 61 62 to give the Poles a 2-1 lead.

That was followed by younger sis Urszula, who beat the teenager Alison Van Uytvanck 61 64. Belgium were playing without their no.2 player Yanina Wickmayer, who pulled out since she was not happy the federation chose to play on an indoor surface during the clay court season.

Speaking after her win, Agnieszka commented, "I think every game was so tight, a lot of running, a lot of tight rallies. When we play we always have long matches and long rallies so I knew I would have to be patient and wait for the good moment to attack and then put on some pressure.” Urszula commented, “I played really solid today.

Alison is a tough opponent so I needed to play my best and I did. I had 5-2 in the second set and I just lost the concentration a little bit. But I came back and I think that was the most important thing.”

In the doubles , Katarzyna Piter and Alicja Rosolska beat Ysaline Bonaventure and An-Sophie Mestach 63 46 10-7 to complete the 4-1 win.

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