(November 9, 2014) The Czech Republic won their third Fed Cup title in the last four years, after victories in 1975, 1983-85, 1988, 2011 and 2012.
Petra Kvitova held off a surging Angelique Kerber of Germany in reverse singles on Sunday 7-6 (5), 4-6, 6-4 to clinch the best-of-five series in Prague’s O2 Arena 3-0.
Kvitova came back from a 4-1 deficit in the final set to secure the Fed cup for the Czech Republic.
“It was an amazing match from both of us,” Kvitova said after the match. “It was a very big fight. I’m just glad that I did it. It was really up and down from the beginning of the match. It was always a big fight about every single point.”
FED CUP FINAL
CZECH REPUBLIC defeated GERMANY 3-1
Venue: O2 Arena, Prague, CZE (hard – indoors)
Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Andrea Petkovic (GER) 62 64
Lucie Safarova (CZE) d. Angelique Kerber (GER) 64 64
Petra Kvitova (CZE) d. Angelique Kerber (GER) 76(5) 46 64
Lucie Safarova (CZE) v Andrea Petkovic (GER) not played
Julia Goerges/Sabine Lisicki (GER) d. Andrea Hlavackova/Lucie Hradecka (CZE) 64 63
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) November 9, 2014