Start by hand. Argentina Y Kazakhstan finished tied 1-1 at the close of the first day by the qualifying rounds for the Billie Jean King Cup World Group, In cordoba. Lourdes Carlé achieved the victory of the local team, after the defeat in the first single of Nadia Podoroska.
On clay courts, the favorites of the Argentines, it was expensive and close on a sunny day, in the presence of the public. Firstly, Podoroska started well but fell apart and fell to Kazakh Yulia Putintseva with a score of 2-6, 6-4 and 6-0.
Thus, the outlook was very complicated for the Albiceleste team, led by Mercedes Paz, since the N ° 1 of the premises had fallen. But Carlé made his debut, he went from lowest to highest, he let go and managed to beat Elena Rybakina 6-4, 3-6 and 6-0. The loser called for medical assistance and showed complications when she fell 3-0 in the last set.
Podoroska, the WTA World Top 50 and last year’s semi-finalist at Roland Garros, will face off against Rybakina, world No. 23, the best-ranked match in the ex-Fed Cup in Saturday’s first match.
The one that wins will give their formation a partial advantage of 2-1 and then Carlé will face Putintseva, in the duel between the N ° 2 of each team.
The outcome of the series will be with the doubles match. The winner will qualify for World Group II of the top women’s tennis team competition, while the loser will continue in their continental zone.