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While Camila Giorgi put an end to the final phase hopes of Billie Jean King Cup of the France team, Julien Benneteau preferred to posittle and turns to the dams to keep the team of France in the elite.

After its title in 2019, the France team is not ensured to stay in the elite . Beat very dryly by Italy, the blue will have to argue a dam next November and will miss the final phase of the Billie Jean King Cup. At the end of this difficult weekend, Captain Tricolor Julien Benneteau made a lucid record. " There was no miracle. We knew it would be difficult. we had seeds to manage. Opposite, Camila Giorgi made two excellent games. Congratulations to her and the Italian team, he stated in a statement from the French Tennis Federation. We tried, but it was not enough. Alizé Cornet is irreproachable once again. Copy. in his commitment, his intensity, in what she shows and brings to others. It's a locomotive. She loses this game of a nothing ... "

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Benneteau:" We tried to put them at ease "

for this duel against Italy, Julien Benneteau decided to align Océane Dodin and Harmony Tan. A choice that has not been paid but is not a source of regret. "They discovered the competition. We tried to put them at ease, not to tubulate them in their habits.

They did what they could , entrusted Captain Tricolor. It is not a coincidence, when we are 80th or 100th, to see that there is a difference in level when we play a top 30. I have nothing to blame them on their investment, on what They gave. "Kristina Mladenovic, meanwhile," answered present ". "It's more complicated in singles for her right now," added Julien Benneteau. In view of the dams, the captain of the blue hopes that his "players will be able to go back in the hierarchy, winning", adding that " there is only that we can stay in the global group ". A future that will be played over two days next November.

Tennis-Ukraine comeback falls short as U.S. win Billie Jean King Cup qualifier .
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