The Fed Cup, otherwise known as the World Cup of (women’s) international competition, was held at Chaifetz Arena on SLU’s campus this past weekend, and gave tennis fans like me a wouldn’t-miss-it-for-the-world opportunity to see the game just minutes from home.
Attending a Fed Cup match is a different experience then, say, going to a Grand Slam or Masters 1000 event. The typical niceties associated with tennis conduct aren’t always on display. It’s more about rooting for your team and making noise! Fed Cup, and Davis Cup for the men, gives tennis aficionados the chance to support their favorite players not as individuals but as a team, which is what makes it so exciting and special to be among the crowd.
I caught Saturday’s singles action with friends and fellow tennis junkies, Sydney and Andreas (pictured below). Danny joined us after the Blues win!
two singles matches, including a win for Sloane, and a doubles match. The doubles match paired two formidable teams against one another: Sloane Stevens/Madison Keys and Caroline Garcia/Virginie Razzano. It was a nail-bitter, with the two teams at two wins a piece.
Unfortunately, after a thrilling comeback by Stevens and Keys, the French snuffed out a win in the second set.
Here are some clips of the doubles final.