Korean women’s tennis accomplished a feat of passing the regional qualifiers for the first time in 25 years.
The Korean women’s national tennis team, led by coach Kim Jeong-bae, defeated India 2-1 in the 5th round of the 2023 Billie Jean King Cup (World Women’s Tennis Championships) Asia-Oceania region held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan on the 15th (local time).
With a final record of 3 wins and 2 losses, Korea advanced to the playoffs (PO) by climbing to second place following Japan (5 wins). In the regional qualifiers in which six countries participated, the first and second places advanced to the PO, and Korea was tied with China with 3 wins and 2 losses, but dramatically advanced to second place in the group ahead of their opponents.토스카지노
It is the first time in 25 years that the Korean women’s national team has made a PO to advance to the final round. The Billie Jean King Cup is divided into stages in the order of Regional Group 1 Preliminary – PO – Final Qualification – Final Round of 16. After Korea participated in the PO to advance to World Group 2 in 1998, it has been held only in Regional 1-2 Groups for 24 years since 1999. came to stay It is also the first PO entry after the structure of the Billie Jean King Cup was changed in 2020.
If the Korean national team wins PO in November, they can advance to the final round of the 2024 Billie Jin King Cup, the last gateway before advancing to the round of 16.
Dabin Kim (640th, Gangwon Provincial Office) got off to a good start with a 2-1 (2-6 6-4 6-4) come-from-behind victory over Baidehi Chaudari (479th) after a close match of 2 hours and 43 minutes in the first singles. However, in the 2nd singles, Koo Yeon-woo (421st, Seongnam City Hall) lost to Lutuza Bosale (400th) 1-2 (5-7 6-2 2-6) and became 1 win 1 loss.
In the final doubles match, Choi Ji-hee (NH Nonghyup Bank) and Kim Da-bin defeated the Bosale-Ankita Raina pair 2-1 (6-4 2-6 6-3), confirming Korea’s runner-up in this tournament.
Coach Kim said, “It’s a thrilling moment.” “The players who gave their best, Coach Jang Gyeong-mi, who guided the players well, and the trainer who took care of the players’ condition every evening. think it’s a result It is a day I will never forget.”
He added, “For the generational change, I wanted to give all players the opportunity to participate and the joy of victory, and I wanted to stay, but I achieved all of this.”