(November 4, 2012) Lucie Safarova defeated Jelena Jankovic 6-1, 6-1 in Prague to clinch a second straight Fed Cup title for the Czech Republic on Sunday.
The Czechs came into Sunday with a 2-0 lead over Serbia. Ana Ivanovic kept Serbia’s chances alive with 6-3, 7-5 win over the Czech Republic’s top player Petra Kvitova narrowing the gap to 2-1.
Safarova dominated Jankovic, who was having problems with her back.
WORLD GROUP FINAL
CZECH REPUBLIC defeated SERBIA 3-1
Venue: O2 Arena, Prague (hard – indoors)
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Ana Ivanovic (SRB) 64 63
Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 64 61
Ana Ivanovic (SRB) d. Petra Kvitova (CZE) 63 75
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Jelena Jankovic (SRB) 61 61
Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka (CZE) v Bojana Jovanovski/Aleksandra Krunic (SRB) not played