TENNIS: The number One Switzerland player voluntarily broke the rhythm during the game against the French calling for the doctor when she apparently was not that bad …
Huge disappointment for the team of France Fed Cup. Finalists last year , the Blues were eliminated by Switzerland on Sunday in the first round of the competition . Belinda Bencic, 81st player in the world, has made the point of victory in his camp dominating 6-3, 6-4 Pauline Parmentier (64th), preferred to Alize Cornet (43) for the fourth single by captain Yannick Noah .
Earlier in the afternoon, Kristina Mladenovic lost in the shock of the numbers to face Timea Bacsinszky (7-6 , 4-6, 7-5). A defeat that went wrong for the leader of the Bleus, annoyed by the attitude of the Swiss, who claimed she pretended to have trouble to break the rhythm of the game.
“It’s there way of fighting, she is known for that”
In the sixth game of the third set (3-2, 30-40), the Swiss turned to the doctor for her sore left knee. On her return on the court, she won a “rally” of 21 shots and eight of the nine points that followed her injury, while digging a gap Therefore (5-2). “She left making kangaroo jumps and running better than before. There was the attack on the wasp and the medical judgment to 5-4 against Alize to regain her senses. That’s a lot in two days, “said Mladenovic.
“There are rules, they used the maximum. This is her way to spar. She is known for. I do not have those values. We all sores but we do not use it, “added the French, who nevertheless stressed the” good tennis “practiced on both sides of the field.