United Cup 2024: France Sets Up Poland Semi-Final Clash After Norway Win

Team France will play Poland in the United Cup 2024 after they beat Norway in the quarter-finals. Australia, too, have made it to the semis after beating Novak Djokovic's Serbia

Team France celebrating United Cup 2024 win over Norway

France defeated Norway in the deciding mixed doubles and set up a United Cup semifinal against Poland on Thursday. (More Tennis News)

Caroline Garcia and Edouard Roger-Vasselin of France beat Ulrikke Eikeri and Casper Ruud 7-5, 6-4 in a tie that stretched nearly 6 1/2 hours.

Ruud forced the quarterfinal to a decider by downing Adrian Mannarino 6-1, 6-4 after Garcia put France up 1-0 by edging Malene Helgo 6-2, 6-7 (6), 7-6 (5).

Garcia, ranked 20th and the 2022 WTA Finals champion, was made to work for more than 2 1/2 hours against 544th-ranked Helgo.

“It was a crazy match, a crazy performance from Helgo,” Garcia said. “I didn't know her very well and she just played a crazy match, was hitting the ball so well.”

Ruud outclassed Mannarino in the men's singles.

“I don't think I faced a break point,” Ruud said. “So that's great for my standards of serving ... and putting Norway back on the board."

Who meets Australia in the other semifinal on Saturday will be decided between Greece and Germany on Friday. The final on Sunday is also at Ken Rosewall Arena in Sydney.