Cameron Norrie on England’s United Cup run

Great Britain got off to a fast start on Saturday with their Group D match against Spain before starting the United Cup, an 18-team mixed-sex tournament across three Australian cities.

Britt Cameron Norrie defeated 22-time Grand Slam singles champion Rafael Nadal 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Sydney. Countrywoman Katie Swann gave England her 2-0 lead with her 3-6 6-1 6-2 win over Nuria Palisas Diaz.

This hard-court tournament is sponsored by the ATP and WTA Tour and features teams competing for a prize pool of $15 million. The group stage continues until his January 3rd, followed by the playoffs. The final he will be held in Sydney on January 8th.

The Czech Republic also secured their second straight win in Group C with a 2-0 victory over Germany in Sydney. Jiri Lekhetska defeated world No. 12 Alexander Zverev 6-4, 6-2, while Marie Buzkova beat Jules Niemeyer 6-2, 7-5.

Croatia held a 2-0 advantage over Argentina in the Group F contest in Perth. Dona Bekic struggled more with her 6-0 6-4 victory over Maria Karl and Borna Colic with a 7-5 6-4 win over Francisco Cerundro.

Also in Perth, Belgium and Bulgaria split Group A results on Saturday. Belgium’s Alisson van Uytvank defeated Isabella Sinikova 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, while Bulgaria’s Grigor Dimitrov beat David Goffin 6-4, 7-5.

Poland and Kazakhstan also split the match in their Group B match in Brisbane. World No. 1 Iga Swiatek beat Yulia Putintseva 6-1, 6-3, while Kazakhstan’s Timofei Skatov beat Daniel Michalski 7-6 (7), 6-2.

Also in Brisbane, Brazil defeated Norway 2-0 in their Group E matchup. Beatriz Hadadomaia won 6-4 6-2 over Marlene Helgo and Felipe Merigenia Uves gave Brazil another lead with a 6-3 6-3 win over Victor Dulasovic. .

–Field level media Cameron Norrie on England’s United Cup run

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