To the wire! France win the Fed Cup in Perth!

On Saturday it was a quick 2 hour and 8 minute journey to the bakery in Perth but on Sunday we went to the wire with an incredible 5 hours and 20 minutes of tennis.

It ended in heartbreak for the hosts Australia as France battled to their first Fed Cup victory since 2003 with Australia’s 45 year wait going on…

Ash Barty 6-2 4-6 7-6 Kristina Mladenovic

Kiki Mladenovic had a very big day in Perth leading her side to glory in Fed Cup.

Both of these players have had success recently at the WTA Finals picking up the respective singles and doubles crown but a third set tie-break set France up nicely for a 2-1 lead.

Mladenovic took the tie-break 7-1 against the world number one Ash Barty and it would be over to Pauline Parmentier.

Ajla Tomljanovic 6-4 7-5 Pauline Parmentier

It was set to be Ajla v Garcia in a battle of the two breadstick and bagel victims from Saturday but a change for France saw Pauline come in.

Pauline got off to a good start and the pressure on both was insane.

Ajla was looking for her first Australian Fed Cup win on her debut this weekend and after just over 90 minutes sealed a straight sets win with a super performance which included winning 24/30 points behind her second serve.

Ash Barty & Sam Stosur 4-6 3-6 Caroline Garcia & Kristina Mladenovic

Winner wins the Fed Cup.

There was a favourite and they came through to win the Fed Cup for France!

Garcia and Mladenovic are a former number one ranking pair but did split a while back which left a bit of tension there but the two Frenchwoman came together once again and found their mojo as they comfortable won 6-4 6-3 against Australia and win the Fed Cup!

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