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Sunday, November 10, 2019

France win 2019 Fed Cup Final first time in 16 years

France won over Australia 3-2 in Fed Cup Final 2019 first time since 2003.





France won the deciding doubles rubber 3-2 to claim a first Fed Cup title since 2003 when they beat the United States in Perth, Australia.


French pairs Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia beat Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur winning a deciding doubles rubber 6-4 6-3 to seal a 3-2 victory, denying Australia a first Fed Cup in 45 years, pulled in misery condition on seven-time champions Australia who have now lost all nine of the last Fed Cup finals they have appeared in.




France beat the Australia 3-2 & won the Fed Cup Final 2019 first time since 2003.



It was France's third title and first since they beat the United States 16 years ago, piling more misery on seven-time champions Australia who have now lost all nine of the last Fed Cup finals they have appeared in.


Mladenovic and Garcia, who won the 2016 French Open doubles title, bounced back from going an early break down in the first set to expose Stosur's weaknesses,


The final marked the last Fed Cup played under the current format, with an overhaul next year seeing 12 nations compete in a six-day event in Budapest.

That will mean an end to home ties and the atmosphere they bring, with the 26,951 fans turning up over two days in Perth the second-highest Fed Cup attendance on record after Roland Garros (30,000) in 2005.





"I'm the proudest man on the planet right now, I'm so proud of my girls and my team. They deserve it because they fought for a long time for this title," ecstatic France captain Julien Benneteau said courtside.

"For sure I am going to have a lot of beers now."


"I just kept believing because I felt I was out there fighting and giving her a hard battle. I'm just so proud how I kept pushing and obviously won the game," said Mladenovic.

"The team has been unbelievable all week and it is such a privilege to play for you guys."


"From my point of view I fought as hard as I could and I hope that I did my team proud and all Australians proud. I fought with everything I had left," said Barty.



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