Kvitová to lead Czechs in Fed Cup semi-final tie with Italy

World number six Petra Kvitová will lead the Czech women’s tennis team in a Fed Cup semi-finals tie with defending champions Italy in Ostrava next weekend. Kvitová had missed the last round due to illness. The other members of the team are Lucie Šafářová, Klára Koukalová and doubles specialist Andrea Hlaváčková. If the Czechs get past the Italians it will be their third appearance in the final in four years.

Author: Ian Willoughby