France target third Fed Cup World Group trophy

2019 Fed Cup World Group


Australia v France 

Tennis tournament
RAC Arena
Perth, Australia
9-10 November  

France are hoping to clinch their third Fed Cup World Group trophy in Australia.
The Europeans are the underdogs having progressed to the final after overcoming a stubborn Romania side. 
Julien Benneteau in action.
They are hoping to win the competition for the third time having lifted the title in 1997 and 2003, and lost to the Czech Republic in 2016 which was their last final appearance. 
France Fed Cup skipper Julien Benneteau selected Kristina Mladenovic, Caroline Garcia, Alizé Cornet, Fiona Ferro and Pauline Parmentier for the final and she is confident that they will win. 

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"So far, these five players have turned up every time. I have confidence in them to take up this huge challenge," Benneteau told RFI. 
Daria Gavrilova in action.
Meanwhile, Australia are clear favourites to win the global tournament having defeated Belarus in the semi-finals.
The Aussies are one of the most successful teams in the history of the Fed Cup World Group having won seven titles since its' inception in 1963.
The last time Australia played in the final was in 1993 and they were defeated by a formidable Spain side.
This will be the first-ever meeting between Australia and France in the Fed Cup World Group final.

Last five champions

 2014 - Czech Republic

2015 - Czech Republic
2016 - Czech Republic

2017 - USA 
2018 - Czech Republic

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Published: 11/08/2019