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Sport Australia rallies to level Fed Cup final at 2-2

10:45  10 november  2019
10:45  10 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia 's ever-dependable Ash Barty doled out the dreaded double-bagel to Caroline Garcia, leveling the Fed Cup final at 1-1 World number one Barty will return on Sunday for the reverse singles and doubles, if required, as Australia bid for their first Fed Cup title in 45 years.

Australia ’s Ash Barty double-bagelled Caroline Garcia in a masterful display to level the Fed Cup final against France on Saturday at Perth’s RAC Arena. “I think just overall today I executed very well. I made Caro pretty uncomfortable,” said Barty, who extended her Fed Cup winning streak to 15 matches.

a woman with a racket in front of a crowd: France's Kristina Mladenovic is hugged by teammates Alize Cornet, right, and Fiona Ferro after winning her match against Australia's Ash Barty during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)© APWF France's Kristina Mladenovic is hugged by teammates Alize Cornet, right, and Fiona Ferro after winning her match against Australia's Ash Barty during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens) The Fed Cup final between Australia and France is going to a doubles decider after Ajla Tomljanovic beat Pauline Parmentier in the second reverse singles to level the tie at 2-2.

World No. 51 Tomljanovic impressively rebounded from a dispiriting performance in her Australian Fed Cup debut on Saturday against Kristina Mladenovic to record a 6-4, 7-5 victory in one hour and 33 minutes at Perth Arena.

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  World No. 1 Barty defeats Garcia to level Fed Cup final Australian Ash Barty continued her season-long extraordinary form to beat France's Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 and level the Fed Cup final at 1-1 on Saturday. Australian Ash Barty continued her season-long extraordinary form to beat France's Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 and level the Fed Cup final at 1-1 on Saturday.

Ashleigh Barty and Kristina Mladenovic came out firing on Day 1 of the Fed Cup final on Saturday, recording impressive straight-sets wins to leave Australia and France tied at 1-1 heading into Day 2 . It was the No. 1-ranked Australian ’s first career double bagel in tour- level competition - it also

World number one Ashleigh Barty emphatically hauled Australia back into contention in the Fed Cup final on Saturday, crushing Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 after France's Kristina Mladenovic whipped her teammate Ajla Tomljanovic. Barty, fresh from winning the WTA Finals in China, came on court in

Ashleigh Barty swinging a racket at a ball: Australia's Ash Barty plays a shot to France's Kristina Mladenovic during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)© APWF Australia's Ash Barty plays a shot to France's Kristina Mladenovic during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)

Tomljanovic's maiden victory in the competition kept Australia's hopes of its first Fed Cup triumph in 45 years alive, after Mladenovic had earlier upset World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in a three-set thriller to move France into a 2-1 lead.

a woman hitting a ball with a racket: France's Kristina Mladenovicin returns a shot against Australia's Ash Barty in their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)© APWF France's Kristina Mladenovicin returns a shot against Australia's Ash Barty in their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens) ''I'm really glad I got a second chance and that I got a win,'' Tomljanovic said.

France captain Julien Benneteau chose veteran Parmentier over former world No.4 Caroline Garcia, who failed to win a game against Barty, to try and clinch the tie for the visitors.

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  Barty flies to level Fed Cup final World No 1 Ashleigh Barty produced "a perfect match" to crush Caroline Garcia 6-0 6-0 and draw Australia level with France in the Fed Cup final. Kristina Mladenovic had given France a 1-0 lead in Perth when she swept aside Ajla Tomljanovic 6-1 6-1. require(["inlineoutstreamAd", "c.

Australian Ash Barty continued her season-long extraordinary form to beat France's Caroline Garcia 6-0, 6-0 and level the Fed Cup final at 1-1 on Saturday. The world No.1-ranked Barty beat Garcia in just 56 minutes on an outdoor hard court at Perth Arena to get Australia back on track after Kristina

Ashleigh Barty is looking to lead Australia to Fed Cup victory on home soil. World No 1 Ashleigh Barty produced "a perfect match" to crush Caroline Garcia 6-0 6-0 and draw Australia level with France in the Fed Cup final . Kristina Mladenovic had given France a 1-0 lead in Perth when she swept aside

The decision initially appeared a good one as Tomljanovic was put under early pressure by Parmentier but eventually held her serve after saving two break points.

The Australian struggled to consistently land her first serve but world No.122 Parmentier could not make her pay and it was an increasingly confident Tomljanovic who grabbed the decisive break in the 10th game to take the first set.

a woman hitting a ball with a racket: France's Kristina Mladenovic prepares to serve during her match against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)© APWF France's Kristina Mladenovic prepares to serve during her match against Australia's Ajla Tomljanovic during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)

Tomljanovic appeared headed for victory when she broke in the sixth game of the second set but was unable to consolidate.

The 26-year-old held her nerve and gained the decisive break in the 12th game to ensure Australia's bid to end a 45-year drought remained alive.

Earlier Sunday, Mladenovic stunned Barty with a nerve-wrenching 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (1) victory to move the visitors to the brink of its first Fed Cup win since 2003.

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— Fed Cup (@ FedCup ) November 9, 2019. Mladenovic opened the tie with overpowering play, quickly attaining a huge advantage as the first set of the first Despite Tomljanovic’s exceptional defense often extending rallies to their breaking point, Mladenovic continued her pattern of pristine first-strike play

France's Kristina Mladenovic lies on the court after winning her match against Australia's Ash Barty during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)© APWF France's Kristina Mladenovic lies on the court after winning her match against Australia's Ash Barty during their Fed Cup tennis final in Perth, Australia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)

World No.40 Mladenovic started slowly before taking advantage of an error-strewn Barty, whose 15-match Fed Cup winning streak was ended in a see-sawing match lasting two hours and 31 minutes.

Mladenovic failed to close out the match on serve in the 10th game of the deciding set before dominating world No.1 Barty in the tiebreak to produce arguably the best victory of her career.

''It's absolutely epic. This one is special because it's playing in the final for the country in front of an amazing, packed crowd,'' said an emotional Mladenovic after the match.

Barty started where she left off against Garcia on Saturday, firing back-to-back aces to take the first game then broke Mladenovic's serve on her way to claiming the first set in 33 minutes.

But the French No.1 fought her way back into the contest and took advantage of a series of unforced errors by Barty to force a deciding set.

''She was the aggressor, took a few more chances and got the reward out there,'' Barty said.

The deciding doubles will pit Barty and Samantha Stosur against Mladenovic and Garcia, who combined to win the French Open in 2016.

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