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World Group Semifinal

21 Apr - 22 Apr 2012, CEZ Arena, Ostrava, Czech Republic, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Petra KVITOVA
    • Date of birth:  08 Mar 1990
    • Singles ranking:  3
    • Doubles ranking:  1276
    • Lucie SAFAROVA
    • Date of birth:  04 Feb 1987
    • Singles ranking:  16
    • Doubles ranking:  29
    • Lucie HRADECKA
    • Date of birth:  21 May 1985
    • Singles ranking:  154
    • Doubles ranking:  22
    • Andrea HLAVACKOVA
    • Date of birth:  10 Aug 1986
    • Singles ranking:  165
    • Doubles ranking:  14
  • Team captain Petr PALA
    • Francesca SCHIAVONE
    • Date of birth:  23 Jun 1980
    • Singles ranking:  83
    • Doubles ranking:  145
    • Roberta VINCI
    • Date of birth:  18 Feb 1983
    • Singles ranking:  49
    • Doubles ranking:  1=
    • Flavia PENNETTA
    • Date of birth:  25 Feb 1982
    • Singles ranking:  15
    • Doubles ranking:  13
    • Sara ERRANI
    • Date of birth:  29 Apr 1987
    • Singles ranking:  13
    • Doubles ranking:  1=
  • Team captain Corrado BARAZZUTTI

News from the tie

  • Kvitova leads Czechs into another Final
    Petra Kvitova has sealed Czech Republic’s place in the Fed Cup Final for the second successive year with a straight sets victory over Francesca Schiavone in Ostrava
  • Czechs put one foot in Final
    Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova both win in straight sets to put Czech Republic within touching distance of another Final against Italy

Photos

  • Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • Flavia Pennetta (ITA) and Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Flavia Pennetta (ITA) and Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) and Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) and Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • Andrea Hlavackova (CZE) and Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)
  • Andrea Hlavackova (CZE)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
  • Lucie Safarova and Lucie Hradecka (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE) and Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • The Czech team
  • The Czech team
  • The Czech team
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
  • Francesca Schiavone (ITA)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Italy captain Corrado Barazzutti
  • The Czech team
  • The Czech team
  • The Italy team
  • Czech captain Petr Pala and Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Flavia Pennetta (ITA)
  • Tie Summary

    Italy has won four straight ties against Czech Republic dating back to 1998 having lost the first three meetings. The last of these came in the 2010 semifinal where the clay court prowess of Francesca Schiavone, Flavia Pennetta and Sara Errani shone through in a 5-0 score line. This will be the fourth consecutive semifinal appearance for both nations.

    Czech Republic are looking to continue a run of four victories in Fed Cup and defend the title that they won last season. This will be the first home tie for them since playing Germany in Brno in February 2010 since when they have travelled to play their last five ties. Petra Kvitova’s astonishing run of form indoors saw them past a strong German team in the opening round.

    Roberta Vinci extended her perfect record in doubles to 17-0, a Fed Cup record, when she partnered Flavia Pennetta to battle Italy past Ukraine in a closely fought first round tie. However, it was the first time since 2007 that Vinci played the doubles with the tie still on the line.

  • All-time head to head

    5 Total 5
    All-time head to head record

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