Fed Cup: Czech Republic wins all five games against Slovakia and qualifies for June play-offs


The Czech team in the Fed Cup has won all five games against Slovakia in the first round of the World Group II matches this weekend. In Sunday's singles matches, Lucie Vaidisova defeated Slovakia's Daniela Hantuchova 6:2, 6:7, 6:3 and Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova beat Magdalena Rybarikova 6:1, 2:1. In the doubles, the Czech beat the Slovaks 6:3, 6:3.

The Czechs are now leading 5:0 against the Slovaks and have qualified for the play-offs in June, in which the four winners gain a place in next year's elite World Group.