Darja Semenistaja Made a Big Debut at Billie Jean King Cup Qualifiers
Some weeks ago we received the novelty: IQL player Darja Semenistaja was convoked to join the Latvian squad and take part in the Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers against Team Canada in Vancouver the 15th and 16th April 2022.
Suddenly, top player Jelena Ostapenko withdrew and Darja had the chance to compete as the #2 player. She faced WTA 27 and Canada’s number one, Leylah Fernandez (score 1-6, 2-6). Even though win was not possible, we consider it was a great opportunity to play Billie Jean King Cup representing her country. 19-year-old Semenistaja participated as the youngest member of the Latvian squad!
Despite she was far way from the spotlight… Darja enjoyed the experience so much competing in such a big event with a great atmosphere. There’s still a long way to go. It was a great fight last weekend and one day we will get there! Here you can watch the highlights: