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Czech Republic Wins Fed Cup in Dramatic Style

Czech Republic Fed Cup Winners 2011

The Czech Republic clinched the first Fed Cup title in 23 years on November 6th, when Lucie Hradecka and Kveta Peschke defeated Russian pairing of Maria Kirilenko and Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-2 to secure a dramatic 3-2 win over Russian Team in the final.

It is the first title since 1988 for the Czechs, when the Czechoslovakia team defeated the Soviet Union 2-1 in the epic final.

This victory is also milestone in a hugely successful season for Petra Kvitova, who won both of her singles matches, bringing key points to her team. former top-ten player Svetlana Kuznetsova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova managed to beat Czech No. 2 Lucie Safarova to get the final to the decisive doubles match.