China reign supreme against Indonesia, win 3-0 in Fed Cup tie
The Chinese women's tennis team has notched up a 3-0 victory over Indonesia, their last opponent in Pool B of the Asia and Oceania Zone, in the ongoing Fed Cup in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Chinese side is looking to get back to the world group of the premier international women's tennis competition.
Earlier, China only needed to win one match in the best of three ties to progress, and Yang Zhaoxuan delivered that against Aldila Sutjiadi to get the PRC one match away from the world group II playoffs for the first time since 2012.
Yang easily took the opening set 6-1 and then pocketed the second 6-4 when she hit a forehand to the corner. The victory was enough to lift China into the world group II play-offs after going unbeaten in the pool at the National Tennis Center in the Kazakh capital.
Then 25-year-old Zheng Saisai came back to beat Beatrice Gumulya to make it 2-0 for China. Subsequently, the doubles match saw China's Xu Yifan and Wang Yafan facing Indonesia's Deria Nur Haliza and Jessy Rompies. Wang, who joined the squad only this week due to an injury to Peng Shuai, and Xu were successful in their first pairing together.
They went on to win the match 7-5, 6-1. This was China's third straight victory in the pool after they humbled Pacific Oceania 3-0 on Wednesday and Republic of Korea 3-0 on Thursday. After topping their Pool with an all-win record, China will take on Pool A winners Kazakhstan today.