Kvitova to lead Czech Republic in Fed Cup final

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic in next month's Fed Cup final against Germany. (AP Photo)

PRAGUE (AP)—Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic team in next month's Fed Cup final against Germany.

Karolina Pliskova, the 22-year-old rising star of Czech tennis, was named to the preliminary squad for the first time. Pliskova defeated Camila Giorgi of Italy in the final of the Generali Ladies on Sunday for her second WTA title this year to reach a career high ranking of No. 27.

Lucie Safarova is also in contention for singles, while doubles specialists Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka have also been selected for the Nov. 8-9 series on an indoor hardcourt in Prague.

Czech coal Petr Pala still has to narrow his team to four players.

The Czechs, who beat Germany in their previous three encounters, won the Fed Cup in 2011 and '12.
 

Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Email

More Stories

On The Line In 2021: Federer, Nadal and the Grand Slam race

Which member of the Big 3 will end up with more majors at the end of 2021?

Ranking Reaction: Unstoppable Sabalenka up to new career-high of No. 7

The Belarusian surpasses her previous career-high of No. 9, which she set in 2019.

Zverev and Federer's Team8 agency part ways

The world No. 7 joined the agency following a split with his former agent, Patricio Apey.