With a victory in the final doubles, Sinja Kraus and Melanie Klaffner have the Austrian Tennis-Helped women to win against Sweden in the Billie Jean King Cup. The duo turned the duel with Caijsa Hennemann/Kajsa Rinaldo Persson after being 4:6,4:5 behind and made it 2:1 for the third ÖTV success in the fourth match in Serik (Turkey). Sinja Kraus had previously also won, but Julia Grabher lost for the first time.
Kraus and Klaffner thus advanced to the match winners and kept the small chance of promotion. They broke in the second set with their backs to the wall to make it 5:5, then made up for it with a 15:40 on their own serve and won 4:6,7:5,6:0. Sweden had to do without their two top 300 players. After three wins in a duel with Hennemann (374th) as the favorite, Grabher (WTA-198th) suffered a 6:7.5:7 defeat, Kraus (402nd) had previously beaten Jacqueline Cabaj Awad with 6:2.6: 2 won.
The Austrians kept up the league in Europe-Africa Group I. The last group opponent on Friday is favorite Croatia. The trio of Petra Martic (60th), Ana Konjuh (64th) and Donna Vekic (108th) is well ahead of the best-placed ÖTV player in the world rankings. If you still succeed, it’s about promotion against the second in group A.