France Downs Australia, 3-2, to Win 2019 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas

France won the 2019 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final, defeating Australia 3-2 at the RAC Arena, Perth. France are Fed Cup Champions for the third time after Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic secured victory in the final doubles match with a 6-4 6-3 win over Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur.

In the two earlier singles matches, Kristina Mladenovic recorded a 3-set victory over World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty before Ajla Tomljanovic levelled the tie, defeating Pauline Parmentier to force a deciding doubles match.

As 2019 Finalists, both France and Australia have qualified for the 2020 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Finals in Budapest, on 14-19 April.


FRANCE defeated AUSTRALIA 3-2 Venue: RAC Arena, Perth, AUS (hard - outdoor) Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Ajla Tomljanovic (AUS) 6-1 6-1 Ashleigh Barty (AUS) d. Caroline Garcia (FRA) 6-0 6-0 Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Ashleigh Barty (AUS) 2-6 6-4 7-6(1) Ajla Tomljanovic (FRA) d. Pauline Parmentier (FRA) 6-4 7-5 Caroline Garcia/Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) d. Ashleigh Barty/Samantha Stosur (AUS) 6-4 6-3


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