GENEVA: Switzerland won all three matches Sunday to advance to the semi-finals of the Fed Cup with a 4-1 victory over two-time champion France. Belinda Bencic gave Switzerland an insurmountable 3-1 lead by beating Pauline Parmentier 6-3, 6-4 in the reverse singles after Timea Bacsinszky defeated Kristina Mladenovic 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-5. Bacsinszky made it three wins in three games at the World Group first-round match when she teamed up with Martina Hingis in the doubles to beat Amandine Hesse and Mladenovic 6-4, 6-4. On Saturday, Bacsinszky beat Alise Cornet 7-5, 6-4 in the opener on the indoor hardcourt and Mladenovic leveled for the 2016 finalists when she eased past Bencic 6-3, 6-4. Belarus hosts Switzerland in the semi-finals in April.
Switzerland beat France 4-1, advances to Fed Cup semi-finals
Published: 12:57 pm Feb 13, 2017