France and Australia seek their return to the throne of the Fed Cup

The French team is measured against Romania, with Simona Halep, for a place in the final, while the aussie team will seek to be a finalist against Belarus.

This weekend we will know the names of the two countries that will fight for the title of the 2019 Federation Cup on November 9 and 10. France, Romania, Australia and Belarus aspire from this Saturday to the two places of the decisive tie for the title where they will try to succeed the Czech Republic in the palmares of the tournament.

France seeks to return to a final three years later after falling to the Czech Republic in Strasbourg in 2016 and win a title that has been resisting since 2003, when Amelie Mauresmo or Mary Pierce, captained by Guy Forget, beat the United States with Billie Jean King as captain. El set Julien Benneteau receives in the Kindarena de Rouen to Romania, a team that has consolidated many players in the Top-100 of the WTA classification. Caroline García will be the leader of a French team that will also include Pauline Parmentier, Alizé Cornet, Kristina Mladenovic (number 3 of the doubles classification) and Fiona Ferro as a replacement, all of them within the Top-100. However Romania is presented on French soil with Simona Halep as a great stiletto to reach the final. The number 2 in the world will be covered by Mihaela Buzarnescu (30), Irina-Camelia Begu (83) and Monica Niculescu (132), while Rebeca Olaru will be substitute.

The other place in the final will be fought by Australia and Bielorussia in the Pat Brisbane Rafter Arena. The Australian team has not lifted the title for 45 years and hopes to reach the final to end this long drought. Young Ashleigh Barty, ninth in the WTA classification, Daria Gavrilova and Priscilla Hon, and veteran Samantha Stosur will try to seal the pass against Belarus, one of the revelation teams in recent years who was already a finalist in 2017 (fell to the United States) and that alternates the youth of players like Aryna Sabalenka, number 10 in the world, Aliaksandra Sasnovich and Vera Lapko, all of them within the Top-100 WTA, with the veteran of Victoria Azarenka, double champion of the Australian Open in 2012 and 2013, with the goal of raising their first Copa de Copa Federación.

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