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United Cup: Britain defeats Australia thanks to Harriet Dart

United Cup: Britain defeats Australia thanks to Harriet Dart

United Cup: Britain defeats Australia thanks to Harriet Dart
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  • Britain came into Day 2 with a 2-0 lead over the host nation.
  • Dart seized her chance to clinch tie by winning the coveted third point.
  • Jason Kubler staged a second-set comeback to beat Daniel Evans.
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At the United Cup, held here on Friday, Harriet Dart defeated Maddison Inglis 6-4, 6-4 to help Britain upset Australia.

Team Britain will lead Group D after this victory and get ready to take on Spain.

After victories in straight sets by Cameron Norrie and Katie Swan on Day 1, Britain had a 2-0 advantage over the host country going into Day 2. Dart, who is ranked 98th and is the No. 1 player for Britain, seized the opportunity to break the tie by earning the prized third point to establish an unstoppable 3-0 advantage.

“Today, Maddy played some really outstanding tennis, and I had to work for it.

I was very scared going into my first game of the year, but the crowd was fantastic, “WTA cited a statement from Dart.

No.180 After Australian No. 1 Ajla Tomljanovic withdrew from the competition due to a left knee injury, Inglis was a last-minute replacement in the singles event. The 24-year-old Perth native performed admirably and, after a sluggish start, continually pushed Dart from the baseline with Captain Sam Stosur cheering her on.

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Dart, though, managed to hold her ground because to her destructive forehand and clutch serve. During the match, the 26-year-old British player was broken just once while winning 83% of her first serve points. After 92 minutes, Dart won the match with her sixth ace of the game on her first match point.

In the following match, Jason Kubler delighted Australian supporters by defeating World No. 27 Daniel Evans 6-3, 7-6(3), giving his country its first victory at the mixed-teams competition.

Kubler stole the show in front of a boisterous crowd on the Ken Rosewall Arena by defeating Evans in 1 hour, 51 minutes while demonstrating an abundance of talent and grit. The World No. 107 hit 11 aces, came back from being down 0-5 in the second set, saved a set point at 4-5, and eventually won in a tie-break.

Samantha Stosur and John Peers of Team Australia will play Team Britain’s Harriet Dart and Daniel Evans in the tie’s decisive mixed-doubles match.

The United Cup, a brand-new mixed-teams competition comprising 18 nations in Brisbane, Perth, and Sydney, is noteworthy. Two ATP singles matches, two WTA singles matches, and one mixed doubles match will make up ties that be played over two days.

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