The French are doomed to the feat. Captain Julien Benneteau has not stopped repeating it since his arrival in Australia. “We have only one goal: to bring this cup back home, we did not do 15,000 kilometers for nothing”, reports duplex journalist Jean-Sebastien Fernandes from Perth for 12/13. From 8 to 10 November, the French face the Australian team of Ashley Barty, world number one. She won Roland Garros in June before winning last week's Masters Final.
There will be two singles on Saturday, November 9, two singles on Sunday, November 10, and if need be, in the event of a tie, a decisive double. Kristina Mladenovic will open hostilities against Australian number two Tomljanovic before the match between Carolina Garcia and Ashley Barty. To give hope, remember that the men had already defeated in Davis Cup the Australian team Lleyton Hewitt, also number one worldwide.