Flying into Palermo last 8
The Fed Cup Heart Award is an ITF initiative that aims to recognise players who have represented their country with distinction, shown exceptional courage on court and demonstrated outstanding commitment to the team during Fed Cup by BNP Paribas. Aliaksandra has been rewarded with this title already 2 times (in 2016 after the match against Canada where Sasha has won all 3 rubbers and in 2017 after a World Group semifinal clash against Switzerland when Sasha leaded the team to the Final for the first time in the history). And now Sasha is nominated again after a outstanding performance in february in the match against the Netherlands. Sasha has a chance to become the first player in the history to win this title 3 times.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich produced a gutsy display for Belarus in their razor-thin victory over Netherlands in The Hague. With the visitors 2-1 down heading into the fourth match, Sasnovich faced Aranxta Rus needing a win to keep the tie alive only to lose the first set 6-0. Struggling with pain in her left wrist, she was in tears at the end of the opener, but returned to take the second set 7-5 before clinching a three-set win – and then joined Aryna Sabalenka to complete the comeback with victory in the doubles, winning the third-set tiebreak 10-8.
Online voting will take place for one week from Friday 1 May, with the winners to be announced on Monday May 11. Sasha’s opponents are Leylah Annie Fernandez, Carla Suarez Navarro and Anastasija Sevastova.
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