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06 November 2011

Russians and Czechs react to final day drama

Audio interview


  • Craig Gabriel

MOSCOW, RUSSIA: The two teams from Russia and Czech Republic give their thoughts after each of Sunday's three rubbers at the Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final.

Petra Kvitova and Svetlana Kuznetsova reflect on their epic match that saw the world No. 2 claim a 46 62 63 victory to put the Czechs 2-1 ahead in the day's opening rubber.

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Lucie Safarova provide their views of the fourth rubber, which the Russian won 62 64 to draw the hosts level and send the Final into a deciding fifth rubber.

Finally, Czech captain Petr Pala and the doubles duo of Lucie Hradecka and Kveta Peschke describe their emotions after sealing Czech Republic's first Fed Cup title since 1988, when they triumphed under the flag of Czechoslovakia.

On the other hand, the Russian pair of Maria Kirilenko and Elena Vesnina explain how it felt it to lose the crucial fifth match after being brought into the team at the last minute.

Svetlana Kuznetsova (RUS) - 06/11/2011

Petra Kvitova (CZE) - 06/11/2011

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) - 06/11/2011

Lucie Safarova (CZE) - 06/11/2011

Lucie Hradecka and Kveta Peschke (CZE) - 06/11/2011

Captain Petr Pala (CZE) - 06/11/2011

Maria Kirilenko and Elena Vesnina (RUS) - 06/11/2011

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