The Cone collapsed, Momo stood tall, and Slovakia gave it their all. And in the end, France avoided relegation by taking the tie 3-2.
Poor Cone. Is there any other player right now that has lost so many close matches? She lost the first rubber to Dani 67 63 64, and the third rubber to Domi 62 57 64. She's now 0-6 in Fed Cup.
Which meant it all rested on the strong shoulders of Momes. She took her singles rubbers over Dani (75 64) and Domi (46 62 63), then teamed up with Natalie Dechy to beat Dani/Domi 46 61 64.
So congrats to the Pastries. They're the only team in the playoffs not to get relegated.