First win for the women’s national team
18 April, 2022
For the first time in her career, Živa competed for the Slovenian women’s tennis team. She contributed her first individual victory in the Euro-African division of the Billie Jean King Cup which took place in Antalya, Turkey. With the result 6: 1, 6: 2, she smoothly defeated J. Saner from the Swedish national team.
“Super win. I played at a high level, did my best and the result was appropriate in the end. This victory is very special in my career as I love playing for the national team and I hope to have many more such opportunities, “said Živa, currently the 482nd player in the WTA rankings.
The Slovenian women’s tennis team represented by Tamara Zidanšek, Kaja Juvan, Živa Falkner, Pia Lovrič and Lara Smejkal, under the leadership of the coach Andrej Kraševec, won 1st place with excellent performances at the Billie Jean King Cup in Antalya and secured promotion to the world group.