Korean women’s tennis advances to Billie Jean King Cup playoffs after 25 years

The Korean women’s tennis team has reached the playoffs (PO) of the Billie Jean King Cup, a national competition, for the first time in 25 years.

The national team, led by coach Kim Jeong-bae, beat India by a match score of 2-1 in the 5th match of the Asian Oceania Group 1 qualifier held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on the 15th. Korea, which won 3 wins and 2 losses, won the ticket to advance to the PO, which is given to the second place following Japan (5 wins).

On this day, Korea’s singles Kim Da-bin (Gangwon Provincial Office, world ranking 640th) defeated Baideha Chaudari (479th) with a set score of 2-1 (2-6 6-4 6-4), succeeding in overcoming the baseline. In the second singles, Koo Yeon-woo (Seongnam City Hall, 421st place) lost to Lutuza Bosale (400th place) 1-2 (5-7 6-2 2-6), but in doubles Choi Ji-hee (NH Nonghyup Bank) and Kim Da-bin Joga Bosale -Ankita Raina Joee 2-1 (6-4 2-6 6-3) won and laughed.

This tournament consists of the finals where the world’s top 16 teams participate, as well as the lower stage, the finals, PO, and 1st and 2nd groups by continent. Since Korea became a PO in 1998 in the Fed Cup, the predecessor of this tournament, it has been going back and forth only in the 1st and 2nd groups. If Korea wins the PO in November, it will advance to the finals, and if it loses, it will stay in the regional group 1 again. 먹튀검증

Head coach Kim Jeong-bae said, “Advancing to the PO is a collaboration between the players who did their best and the coaching staff including coach Gyeong-mi Jang. Everyone longed for victory, but it produced a valuable result,” he said.

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