Next tie 19-20 April 2014
Czech Republic will host Italy in the World Group semifinals. It will b the fourth time in the last five years that they have met at this stage of the tournament with the home side winning each of the previous three before going on to claim the title.
Last tie 8-9 February 2014
Czech Republic came from behind in Seville to beat Spain late on a Monday evening after the tie was delayed by heavy rain. Carla Suarez Navarro won both her singles rubbers to put the hosts 2-1 ahead but victory for Lucie Safarova in rubber four before Barbora Zahlavova Strycova alongside Andrea Hlavackova gave the Czechs victory in the decisive doubles.
The Czechs have been crowned champions on seven occasions - in 1975, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1988, 2011 and 2012. The first five of these wins came under the flag of Czechoslovakia, which they played as until 1992. The Czechs then played as Czech & Slovak Republics in 1993 and Czech Republic since 1994.
Next Tie19 Apr 2014
World Group - Semifinals
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