Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova overcame a second set scare on the way to a 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 victory over Viktorija Golubic to put the Czech Republic 1-0 ahead of Switzerland in the first round of Fed Cup on Saturday
Defending champion Czech Republic reached the fourth Fed Cup final in five years by defeating France after Petra Kvitova won the first reverse singles Sunday.
Third-ranked Karolina Pliskova overcame a late scare on the way to a 6-4, 7-5 victory over Lara Arruabarrena to put defending champion Czech Republic level with Spain at 1-1 in the first round of the Fed Cup on Saturday
The Czech Republic advanced to the Fed Cup semifinals after double Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova beat Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-4
Petra Kvitova overcame a slow start to earn a 2-6, 6-1, 6-1 win over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Saturday to give defending champions Czech Republic a 1-0 lead over Russia.