Czech women’s team lose to USA in Fed Cup semi-finals

The Czech Republic’s women’s tennis team have lost to the USA in the semi-finals of the Fed Cup. The best-of-five tie in Brno went down to the last match, when Iveta Benešová and Květa Peschke were beaten 2-6 7-6 6-1 by Liezel Huber and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the doubles. The Czech duo had been very close to victory, with match ball at 5-2 in the second set, but the Americans fought back to take the match and the whole tie. The Czechs have not reached the final of the Fed Cup in 21 years.

Author: Ian Willoughby