Czech women beat Germany to reach Fed Cup semi-finals


The Czech women’s tennis team have reached the semi-finals of the Fed Cup after beating Germany 3:2 in a World Group first round clash in the Moravian capital Brno. With the tie at 2:2 after the singles rubbers, it all came down to the final, doubles match on Sunday evening. Cheered on by the home crowd, Květa Peschkeová and Lucie Hradecká overcame Tatjana Malek and Anna-Lena Groenefeld 6-1 6-3 to set up a meeting with Italy for a place in the Fed Cup final.