Tennis players of the Czech team for the third consecutive time and fifth time in six years became the owner of the Federation Cup.
In the final match, in Strasbourg, the Czechs 3-2 defeated the hosts of the court of France, which was lost on its course 1-2.
The fate of the trophy was decided by a doubles match. Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova in 2 hours 10 minutes to beat Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic with a score of 7:5, 7:5.
“Congratulations to my best companions on a national team Barbora Strycova, Karolina Pliskova and Lucie Hradecka, and our captain Peter Pala. Thank you, France, you had a good tournament and was very serious competitors. Love these competitions, as they are the team spirit. And I am proud to be a part of the history of our country”, – commented on the victory of the Czech team Petra Kvitova.
For Czech players, this victory became the tenth in history. According to this indicator, they are second only to team USA, which account for 17 trophies. However, the recent success of American women dates back to 2000.
Recall that the Russian tennis players in April for the first time since 1998, left the elite division of the world team Championships in tennis, losing the national team of Belarus in the play-offs for the right to play in the World group.