Fed Cup: Czech Republic lead Germany 2-Zero in World Group semi-final
Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova put 10-times champions the Czech Republic in charge of their Fed Cup World Group semi-final in opposition to Germany.
Kvitova beat Julia Goerges 6-Three 6-2 and Pliskova defeated Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-Three victory within the opening singles.
That gave the Czechs a 2-Zero lead earlier than Sunday’s reserve singles and potential doubles decider within the best-of-five tie in Stuttgart.
In southern France, defending champions USA are stage at 1-1 with the hosts.
American Sloane Stephens beat Pauline Parmentier 7-6 (7-3) 7-5, however Kristina Mladenovic levelled the tie with a 1-6 6-Three 6-2 win over Coco Vandeweghe.
The Czech Republic have received 5 out of the final seven Fed Cup titles.