Ash Barty guides Australia to Fed Cup victory over USA

Ashleigh Barty has led Australia to victory over the US with two singles victories and the decisive doubles win in North Carolina. Australia have defeated america within the Fed Cup with Ashleigh Barty and Priscilla Hon combining for a tense doubles victory to seal the world group tie in Asheville, North Carolina. Barty and Hon beat Nicole Melichar and Danielle Collins 6-Four 7-5 on Sunday to clinch the tie Three-2 and arrange a semi-final conflict with Belarus in April. It's the first time since 2014 Australia have made the semi-finals. The situation will likely be determined by a coin toss as Australia and Belarus are but to play one another within the Fed Cup. “We’ve had a hell of a weekend and there’s completely nothing higher than popping out and enjoying a dwell tie in your nation,” Barty, who celebrated together with her teammates, mentioned. Australia and the US began Sunday tied at 1-1. Barty fired the Australians again into the lead when when she defeated Madison Keys, America’s top-ranked participant of their squad, 6-Four 6-1. Collins hit again with a dogged win over Daria Gavrilova 6-1 Three-6 6-2 within the day’s second singles rubber to even the tie and arrange the decisive doubles conflict. The opposite semi-final will likely be France in opposition to Romania.