Fed Cup Wrap: Czechs in control after Day 1

Fed Cup- Kvitova and Strycova put Czech Republic 2-0 ahead

Fed Cup- Kvitova and Strycova put Czech Republic 2-0 ahead

Czech Republic duo Petra Kvitova and Barbora Strycova got off to the ideal start in their Fed Cup, World Group, first round tie by both winning their singles matches against Switzerland in Prague to lead 2-0 at the end of Day 1 on Saturday.

Czech players Petra Kvitova and Barbora Strycova won both of the two singles matches as Kvitova beat Swiss Viktoria Golubic 6-2, 1-6, 6-3 while Strycova beat Swiss Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-4.

Strycova served the match out on an indoor hard court at Prague's O2 Arena, winning with her first match point due to Bencic's 23rd unforced error.

"It was up and down", said Kvitova, who improved to 27-10 in Fed Cup singles. "I started well and she looked a bit nervous at first".

"I did enjoy it - not really the second set - but overall I did enjoy it", Kvitova said afterwards.

The reverse singles and the doubles closer are scheduled for Sunday. But she struggled with her serve, giving the Swiss a chance to come back with six straight games. She is under investigation by the International Tennis Federation.

Germany pulled even as Antonia Lottner won her Fed Cup debut with a 7-5, 6-4 victory against Aliaksandra Sasnovich. Venus Williams won the opening rubber for the USA when she cruised past Arantxa Rus 6-1, 6-4.

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