World Group Semifinal

19 Apr - 20 Apr 2014, CEZ Arena, Ostrava, Czech Republic, Hard, Indoor

Team nominations

    • Petra KVITOVA
    • Date of birth:  08 Mar 1990
    • Singles ranking:  6
    • Doubles ranking: 
    • Lucie SAFAROVA
    • Date of birth:  04 Feb 1987
    • Singles ranking:  9
    • Doubles ranking:  4
    • Klara KOUKALOVA
    • Date of birth:  24 Feb 1982
    • Singles ranking:  100
    • Doubles ranking:  125
    • Andrea HLAVACKOVA
    • Date of birth:  10 Aug 1986
    • Singles ranking:  157
    • Doubles ranking:  20
  • Captain Petr PALA
    • Sara ERRANI
    • Date of birth:  29 Apr 1987
    • Singles ranking:  20
    • Doubles ranking:  42
    • Roberta VINCI
    • Date of birth:  18 Feb 1983
    • Singles ranking:  15
    • Doubles ranking:  60
    • Karin KNAPP
    • Date of birth:  28 Jun 1987
    • Singles ranking:  51
    • Doubles ranking:  50
    • Camila GIORGI
    • Date of birth:  30 Dec 1991
    • Singles ranking:  35
    • Doubles ranking: 
  • Captain Corrado BARAZZUTTI

News from the tie

  • Errani to lead Italians on day one in Ostrava
    Italy's Sara Errani was drawn to play Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova in the opening rubber of the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group semifinal in Ostrava
  • Czechs take charge in Ostrava
    Wins for Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova hand Czech Republic a 2-0 lead against Italy in the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas World Group semifinal
  • Czechs back in Fed Cup Final
    Czech Republic has reached the Fed Cup Final for the third time in four years after Petra Kvitova powered her way to a 63 75 victory over Roberta Vinci


  • Captain Petr Pala and Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Czech fans
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • The Czech team
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Camila Giorgi (ITA)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Czech fans
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • Camila Giorgi (ITA)
  • Petra Kvitova (CZE) and captain Petr Pala
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE) and Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Lucie Safarova (CZE)
  • Sara Errani (ITA)
  • Sara Errani (ITA) and Italian captain Corrado Barazzutti
  • The two captains - Corrado Barazzutti (ITA) and Petr Pala (CZE)
  • The Italian team at the draw
  • The Czech team at the draw
  • Sara Errani (ITA) and Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • The draw in Ostrava
  • Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci (ITA)
  • Czech captain Petr Pala and Petra Kvitova (CZE)
  • The Italian team at the draw
  • Tie Summary

    Czech Republic avenged the semifinal defeat its team had suffered in Palermo in 2013 with a convincing display against reigning champions Italy. The result sees the Czechs through to a third final in four years, where they will be at home to Germany.

    Lucie Safarova gave the Czechs the best possible start, with a straight sets win over world No. 10 Sara Errani, as the clay-court specialist struggled with the fast surface in Ostrava. Petra Kvitova continued the momentum with a comfortable win against Camila Giorgi, before battling to victory against Roberta Vinci in the first match on Sunday to seal the tie for Czech Republic. The result also means that the Czechs replace the Italian team at the top of the Fed Cup Nations ranking.

  • All-time head to head

    5 Total 5
    All-time head to head record

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