Semifinals Geewhiz & Zamboni def The Crow & Brian Stewart 6-4 6-2
No more eliminations or lucky loser spots: it’s the semis stage and it’s the ladies to advance to the gold medal final (where, I can anticipate, they will play against each other with different partners).
Brian and Joris will have to fight for bronze to win their 3rd career Doppio Giallo medal.
The Belgians close the tie right away with the doubles rubber win and they reach their 4th Fed Cup final in 5 years.
After the Round Robin stage first place, the US team will have to fight for a spot on the podium in the 3rd place final.
And with a win by just one point, this tie is over as well: Hogwarts gets the 5th place and the World Group I spot for 2013, while Russia will have another chance in the next leg in the play-off final.
Martian KC ( 8 ) lost to The Crow ( 5 ) 0 - 2
Geewhiz ( 3 ) vs Kuilli* ( 2 ) 1 - 1
* => Player leading by score
** => Player leading by number of goals
The Crow, already through to the final, scores his second goal.
Kuilli’s win in the singles direct encounter gives her the edge: with doubles in commona and in order to catch up, Geewhiz needs her opponent to stop scoring and a win in her Fed Cup rubber.