Billie Jean World Cup
Billie Jean World Cup, Britain has advanced to the Billie Jean King Cup semi-finals for the first time in 41 years. Here’s all you need to know as the British prepare to face Australia in the final.
When is the match between the United Kingdom and Australia?
At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday Billie Jean World Cup, November 12, Great Britain will face Australia in the Billie Jean King Cup Finals semi-final.
How to Watch England vs. Australia
The BBC will broadcast live coverage of Great Britain’s semi-final match versus Australia, which will also be accessible on BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website. BT Sport will broadcast live coverage of the whole tournament which is Billie Jean World Cup.
Great Britain and Australia have a lengthy history in the tournament at the Billie Jean World Cup, but they haven’t met in 41 years, when the Brits reached the semi-finals. Sue Barker and Virginia Wade came back from a one-match deficit to upset the Australians and reach their fourth final in their history.
However, Australia presently leads the series 7-3 heading into their 11th meeting.
Great Britain’s fairy-tale victory against Spain in the semi-finals will have instilled confidence in the squad as it heads into the final four for the first time since 1981 at the Billie Jean World Cup. The British needed to win all three rubbers to advance, and they accomplished it with magnificent performances from Heather Watson, Harriet Dart, Alicia Barnett, and Olivia Nicholls in straight sets victory.
However, Australia will provide a whole fresh challenge for the British, since it presently leads the Billie Jean King Cup standings and reached the semi-finals in 2021.
Ajla Tomljanovic, the top-ranked player, is undefeated in Glasgow, having defeated Anna Schmiedlova and Elise Mertens at the Billie Jean World Cup. She is coming off a season in which she reached the quarter-finals of Wimbledon and the US Open. Dart, who upset world No.13 Paula Badosa on Thursday night, is expected to play Tomljanovic for the third match in her career, with the Australian winning both prior encounters in three sets.
While captain Anne Keothavong must choose between Watson and Katie Boulter for the second singles player, Australia has remained with a solid squad thus far, with Storm Sanders leading the singles without dropping a set.
Sanders, their ace, has been a powerful force for the Aussies in both singles and doubles, and came into the competition ranked No.10 in the world in the WTA doubles rankings at the Billie Jean World Cup. She just won her first WTA 1000 doubles title in Guadalajara with Brazilian Luisa Stefani.
Sanders will almost certainly play in two rubbers, which might cost him in the doubles showdown against the in-form British combo of Barnett and Nicholls. The duo had gone unbeaten in their opening two doubles matches, winning important rubbers to keep the Brits in the running.