The Czech Republic wins the Fed Cup for the 3rd consecutive time

The Czech Republic rules again! 

Karolina Pliskova, Petra Kvitova, and Barbora Strycova win the Fed Cup for the 3rd consecutive time, the 5th in 6 years.

Everything started with an amazing performance from Karolina Pliskova in her first match against Kiki Mladenovic when the Czech won 6-3 4-6 16-14 after 3 hours and 48 minutes. Then Carolina Garcia stunned Petra Kvitova in straight sets 7-6 (6) 6-3 to make things even. The score-line was all square also after the reverse singles when a tired Pliskova lost to Garcia 6-3 3-6 6-3, and Kvitova downed Alize Cornet 6-2 7-6 (4).

Everything was down to the decisive doubles when Strycova and Pliskova defeated Mladenovic and Garcia 7-5 7-5.


A tearful Karoline commented  “It’s a wonderful day. It was not easy, that’s why we are so happy.”


Barbora explained how they won the final “Our secret? Just fighting on every point, fighting until the end.”