Lucie Šafářová falls ill ahead of Fed Cup tie

In tennis, Czech preparations for the Federation Cup match against Spain have suffered another blow. Lucie Šafářová has fallen ill and her participation in the two day tie starting Saturday is now uncertain. The best Czech singles player Petra Kvitová has already pulled out last week because of illness. Šafářová, ranked 28 in the women’s world singles ratings, is the next best player in the Czech squad.

Author: Chris Johnstone