World Group II Play-off

19 Apr - 20 Apr 2014, Clube de Tenis Catanduva, Catanduva, Brazil, Clay, Outdoor

Team nominations

    • Teliana PEREIRA
    • Date of birth:  20 Jul 1988
    • Singles ranking:  45
    • Doubles ranking:  314
    • Laura PIGOSSI
    • Date of birth:  02 Aug 1994
    • Singles ranking:  569
    • Doubles ranking:  245
    • Gabriela CE
    • Date of birth:  03 Mar 1993
    • Singles ranking:  240
    • Doubles ranking:  218
  • Captain Carla TIENE
    • Belinda BENCIC
    • Date of birth:  10 Mar 1997
    • Singles ranking:  14
    • Doubles ranking:  70
    • Viktorija GOLUBIC
    • Date of birth:  16 Oct 1992
    • Singles ranking:  164
    • Doubles ranking:  128
    • Timea BACSINSZKY
    • Date of birth:  08 Jun 1989
    • Singles ranking:  12
    • Doubles ranking:  146
    • Amra SADIKOVIC
    • Date of birth:  06 May 1989
    • Singles ranking:  223
    • Doubles ranking:  554
  • Captain Heinz GUENTHARDT

News from the tie

  • Bencic may hold the key in Catanduva
    With Brazil needing a win over Switzerland to earn a World Group II spot for the first time in history, its fortunes may rest on the form of a 17-year-old member of the opposing team
  • Bencic puts Swiss on cusp of Brazil sweep
    Belinda Bencic maintained an undefeated start to her Fed Cup singles career to give the Swiss a 2-0 advantage in their World Group II play-off against Brazil
  • Switzerland maintain World Group II berth
    Timea Bacsinszky carried her form of the first day to defeat Paula Goncalves and put an end to the Brazilian comeback booking her side a place in next year's World Group II


  • Belinda Bencic (SUI)
  • Laura Pigossi and Gabriela Ce (BRA)
  • Team Switzerland celebrate victory
  • Team Switzerland celebrate victory
  • Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
  • Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
  • Paula Cristina Goncalves (BRA)
  • Belinda Bencic (SUI)
  • Captain Heinz Guenthardt and Belinda Bencic (SUI)
  • Belinda Bencic (SUI)
  • Belinda Bencic (SUI)
  • Maria Cristina Goncalves (BRA)
  • Teliana Pereira (BRA)
  • Brazilian fans
  • Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
  • Team Brazil
  • Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
  • Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
  • Timea Bacsinszky (SUI)
  • Team Switzerland
  • Paula Cristina Goncalves (BRA)
  • Referee Roberto Ranieri at the draw
  • Teliana Pereira (BRA)
  • The Brazilian team
  • The Swiss team
  • The Tennis Club Catanduva
  • Captain Heinz Guenthardt (SUI)
  • Belinda Bencic (SUI)
  • Gabriela Ce (BRA)
  • Tie Summary

    Switzerland made up for its narrow loss to France in February with a convincing away victory over Brazil. 17-year-old Belinda Bencic and Timea Bacsinszky both recorded impressive straight sets wins on the Saturday to leave the Swiss in control going into the second day of play. Teliana Pereira managed to defeat Bencic in the third rubber to give the Brazilians a glimmer of hope, but Bacsinszky held firm to secure her second victory of the weekend, this time against Paula Cristina Goncalves, to keep the Swiss team in World Group II for another year.

  • All-time head to head

    1 Total 2
    All-time head to head record

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