Czechs v Germany in Fed Cup final
The Czech Republic will host Germany in November's Fed Cup final after both posted last-four wins on Sunday.
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The Czechs ended Italy's reign as holders when Petra Kvitova gave her side an unassailable 3-0 lead in Ostrava.
With the hosts already 2-0 ahead from the opening day's play, the former Wimbledon champion beat Roberta Vinci, preferred to Sara Errani for the Italians, 6-3 7-5.
The Czech pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Klara Koukalova also won the dead doubles rubber, beating Karin Knapp and Vinci 6-2 5-7 11-9 to complete a 4-0 whitewash.
The win puts the Czech Republic into their third final in four years - they won both the 2011 and 2012 finals.
Germany's wait for a return to the final has been considerably longer - 22 years in fact, the days of Steffi Graf and Anke Huber.
Angelique Kerber fought back from a set down to beat Australia's Sam Stosur and send Germany back to the final for the first time since 1992.
World number seven Kerber ground out a 4-6 6-0 6-4 victory in two and a quarter hours.
Having lost a tight first set to Stosur, Kerber responded in emphatic fashion by reeling off seven straight games to put herself firmly back in the contest.
"It's a really special moment for us," Kerber said afterwards. "We are all working hard to get to the final and win against Australia."
"It was tough and I knew I had to play my best tennis to beat Sam because she is a Grand Slam champion.
"After the first set I was just thinking about playing for the team and I was fighting until the last point. I was a little bit nervous on the last points but now I'm just happy.
"After 1992 we are now in the final and it means a lot for Germany and it's an honour for all of us."
Australia gained a consolation win in the final doubles rubber, Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua beating Julia Goerges and Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-2 6-7 (5/7) 10-2 to make the final score in the tie 3-1.