Czechs back in Fed Cup final|
Ostrava, Czech Republic (SportsNetwork.com) - Petra Kvitova beat Roberta Vinci
in Sunday's reverse singles match to send the Czech Republic to the Fed Cup
Kvitova converted half of her eight break-point chances while saving nine of
the 11 she faced in the 6-3, 7-5 victory that gave the Czechs an
insurmountable 3-0 lead in the best-of-five tie against defending champion
Vinci replaced Sara Errani, who had lost all six previous contests against
Kvitova, but the swap didn't change the Italians' fate.
Kvitova had a 32-13 edge in winners during the one-hour, 30-minute match.
A second reverse singles match wasn't played with the outcome decided.
The doubles rubber, however, still took place and the Czech tandem of Andrea
Hlavackova and Klara Koukalova beat the Italian pair of Camila Giorgi and
The Czech Republic, back-to-back Fed Cup champs in 2011 and 2012, will host
the final against Germany in November.
04/20 10:21:44 ET