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Britain, Canada, Italy advance to 2022 qualifying in BJK Cup

Billie Jean King Cup Play-Offs: Great Britain v Mexico - Day 2

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 17: Katie Boulter of Great Britain and Giuliana Olmos of Mexico tap rackets after match four during day two of the Billie Jean King Cup Play-Offs between Great Britain and Mexico at National Tennis Centre on April 17, 2021 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images for LTA)

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Britain, Canada, Italy and Ukraine were among the eight countries that reached the qualifying round of the 2022 Billie Jean King Cup with victories Saturday.

These were the first matches in the women’s tennis team competition since its name was changed from Fed Cup last year.

Also advancing were Kazakhstan, Latvia, Netherlands and Poland.

Britain beat Mexico 3-1, Canada defeated Serbia 4-0, Italy eliminated Romania 3-1 and Ukraine shut out Japan 4-0. Kazakhstan got past Argentina 3-2, Latvia beat India 3-1, Netherlands edged China 3-2 and Poland defeated Brazil 3-2.