Czech Republic seal Fed Cup spoils

  • Last Updated: November 4 2012, 15:07 GMT

Lucie Safarova sealed back-to-back Fed Cup titles for the Czech Republic, who beat Serbia 3-1 in Prague.

The Czech Republic players celebrate another success

The Czechs needed just one victory after taking a commanding 2-0 lead on Saturday, with Safarova seeing off Ana Ivanovic and Petra Kvitova powering past Jelena Jankovic.

In the reverse singles, Ivanovic gave Serbia - looking to become the first team ever to come from 2-0 down in the final to lift the trophy - hope in the opening rubber with an impressive 6-3 7-5 victory over Kvitova and they would have been further buoyed by the fact Jankovic had won five of her six previous meetings with Safarova.

But the former world number one, struggling with an injury, was brushed aside 6-1 6-1 by Safarova to seal glory for the Czechs, who beat Russia 12 months ago.

Their male counterparts have the chance to complete a team double when they take on Spain in the Davis Cup final in Prague later this month.


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