Romania will return to the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group in 2019 after it managed to beat Switzerland 3-1 in the World Group play-offs held in Cluj-Napoca last weekend.
After the first day, Romania was leading the score 2-0, after world No.1 Simona Halep defeated Swiss Viktorija Golubic in a three-set match 6-3, 1-6, 6-1, and Irina Begu beat Timea Bacsinszky 6-4, 6-1.
On Sunday, April 22, Halep sealed her second win of the weekend against Switzerland, defeating Patty Schnyder 6-2, 6-1, and bringing the victory for Romania.
Romanian tennis players Mihaela Buzarnescu and Sorana Cirstea lost the doubles match against the Swiss duo Jil Teichmann/Viktorija Golubic. Thus, the final score was 3-1, which means that Romania is now back among the top eight teams for the first time since 2016.
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(opening photo: Romania Fed Cup Team on Facebook)