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World Group 1st Round

05 Feb - 06 Feb 2011, Sibamac Arena, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, Hard, Indoor

Team Nominations

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    • Jana CEPELOVA
    • Date of birth: 29 May 1993
    • Singles ranking: 52
    • Doubles ranking: 203
  • Team captain Matej LIPTAK
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    • Petra KVITOVA
    • Date of birth: 08 Mar 1990
    • Singles ranking: 6
    • Doubles ranking: 269
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    • Lucie SAFAROVA
    • Date of birth: 04 Feb 1987
    • Singles ranking: 26
    • Doubles ranking: 22
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    • Kveta PESCHKE
    • Date of birth: 09 Jul 1975
    • Singles ranking: -
    • Doubles ranking: 10
  • Team captain Petr PALA

News from the tie

  • Czechs ruthless in openers
    Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova both scored impressive straight sets victories to put the Czechs in command in Bratislava
  • Czechs through to semifinals
    Czech Republic has secured it third consecutive semifinal position after an emphatic victory over neighbouring Slovak Republic

Photos

  • Jana Cepelova (SVK) and Magdalena Rybarikova (SVK)
  • The Slovaks win the doubles
  • Jana Cepelova (SVK)
  • Jana Cepelova (SVK)
  • Jana Cepelova (SVK)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE) and Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
  • Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE) celebrates
  • czech celebrations
  • Sibamac Arena, Bratislava
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Czech fans
  • Dominika Cibulkova (SVK)
  • Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
  • Lucie Safarova and Petr Pala (CZE)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Sibamac Arena
  • Dominika Cibulkova and Daniela Hantuchova (SVK)
  • The Czech team
  • The draw
  • Captain Matej Liptak (SVK)
  • The Slovak team
  • Tie Summary

    The Czechs have a perfect 3-0 record over neighbours Slovak Republic, having met in 2000, 2007 and 2008. The two nations played under the same flag until 1994.

    Slovak Republic competes in the World Group of the competition for the first time in seven years, having earned its place in the top tier by defeating Serbia 3-2 in the decisive fifth rubber of their World Group play-off in Belgrade last April. The Slovaks have won their last four ties on home ground, their last defeat at home being to the Czechs in the 2007 World Group II first round.

    Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup semifinals for the last two years, losing out to USA in 2009 and Italy in 2010. 2009 marked the first time in 12 years that the Czechs had gone beyond the first round of the World Group competition. They have won the title on five occasions but not since 1988.
  • All-time head to head

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    All-time head to head record

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