It was plotted this Thursday the schedule of matches for the duel between Argentina and Brazil for the playoff of the Billie Jean King Cup that will take place this weekend at the Tucumán Lawn Tennis Clubfrom San Miguel de Tucumán, venue for the first time in which a women’s national team competed as a team and where it has not done so for 27 years. The winner of the series will qualify for the 2023 edition of the Women’s Davis Cup.
The first Argentine singles player to take to the field this Saturday will be Nadia Podoroska and will face Beatriz Haddad, 15th player in the world ranking of the WTA and best racket of the Brazilian cast. Next, Paula Ormaechea will crash in front of Laura Pigosi. On Sunday there will be two other individual matches with confirmed protagonists, although they can be modified according to what happens on the first day: Ormaechea will face Haddad and Podoroska, against Pigossi. The fifth point will be the doubles where the pair Lourdes Carlé-Julia Riera will go against Haddad’slouis stefani.
All matches, scheduled for the best of three sets, will be broadcast live on TyC Sportsso they can also be seen on the digital platform TyC Sports Play.
The Argentine team, whose captain is mercedes peace and is 23rd in the world ranking, it is made up Podoroska, Solana Sierra, Ormaechea, Riera and Carlé. In the case of Podoroska and Ormaechea, they return to the team. “I have many options, perhaps like never before, and the girls are at a very good level,” said the coach in the run-up to the series.
The Brazilian head coach Roberta Burzaglimeanwhile, has Haddad Maia -15th in the WTA ranking-, Pigossi, Carolina Alves, Ingrid Martins and Stefani. His directed are favorites to win the duel.
Both countries met seven times with four Argentine victories and three Brazilian ones. The team from Rio de Janeiro took the last three series, one of them in April this year by group I of America of the Billie Jean King Cup that took place in Ecuador. The rest of the wins were in 2019 in Colombia and in 2018 in Paraguay, all 2-1.
The first four times they faced each other, Argentina won. In 1991, in England for a World Group tie, it was 2-1. In 2007 the national team smiled 2-0 in a final of group I of America that they played at home; in 2016 they celebrated 2-1 in Bolivia and in 2017 for the same result in Mexico.
The last series that the national team played in the Billie Jean King Cup was in April of this year for the American zone I against Mexico and they won 2-0 with victories by Sierra and Carlé. Before, he defeated Colombia, lost to Brazil and beat Guatemala.
Brazil, 19th in the world ranking, also played in April and beat Chile 2-0 in a promotion playoff. Pigossi and Haddad gave the two points to Burzagli’s team, which previously beat Argentina, Colombia and Guatemala.