Swiatek & Hurkacz team up to secure Poland's spot in Final Four at United Cup

Swiatek & Hurkacz team up to secure Poland's spot in Final Four at United Cup

by Balasz Virag

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After the United States secured their spot in the Final Four of the United Cup, three more places were left and Poland fought for one of them against Italy.

Both Poland and Italy won their groups, so they competed in the City Final for a spot in the Final Four. The tie was held in Brisbane, Australia and was full of drama as the players fought for a place in the Final Four.

First, Italy's Lorenzo Musetti faced off against Poland's Daniel Michalski in the first singles match. Musetti, who is currently ranked no. 23 in the world, dominated the match from start to finish, defeating Michalski 6-1, 6-1 in just under an hour.

Next up was the women's singles match, where Poland's Iga Swiatek took on Italy's Martina Trevisan. Swiatek, the reigning Roland Garros and US Open champion and world no. 1, showed her class and experience, defeating Trevisan 6-2, 6-4 in an hour and 51 minutes.

The third match was the men's singles, where Italy's Matteo Berrettini faced off against Poland's Hubert Hurkacz. The match was a closely contested battle, with both players giving it their all. In the end, Berrettini came out on top, defeating Hurkacz 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 in just under two hours in an only three-set match of the tie.

The fourth match was the women's singles, where Italy's Lucia Bronzetti took on Poland's Magda Linette. Linette, ranked no. 48 in the world, was the dominant player in the match, defeating Bronzetti 6-1, 6-2. She forced the final mixed doubles match which was contested by the best that both countries possessed.

With the score tied at two wins apiece, the tie came down to the mixed doubles match. Iga Swiatek and Hubert Hurkacz represented Poland, while Italy sent out Camilla Rosatello and Lorenzo Musetti. Swiatek and Hurkacz proved to be too strong for their opponents, defeating Rosatello and Musetti 6-1, 6-2.

In the end, Poland emerged victorious, beating Italy 3-2 and securing their spot in the Final Four of the inaugural United Cup. It was a thrilling match that kept fans on the edge of their seats until the very end.


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