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.