Saturday , April 17 2021

Fed Cup: Uncle offers the first point to the Czech Republic against the United States



Barbora Stricova gave the Czech Republic 1-0 against the United States at the Fed Cup final, defeating Sofia Kenin 6-7 (5-7), 6-1, 6-4, on Saturday in the Prague room.

The second single opposes Katerina Siniak's Alison Riske afternoon.

Experienced Uncle, the 33rd player in the world, won 43 minutes for 2 hours on account of young Kenin, N.52 VTA after finishing 2017 in 108th place.

Beginner of the Fed Cup, the American won the competition (7/5) after a solid first set, during which two players had a double service.

Uncle, after winning the confidence from the start of the second set, improved his game by improving his service and making his attacking game more efficient, quickly flying away from 3-0 and defeating in the round (6-1).

The Czech who played his last match in the Fed Cup complicated the situation by the end of the third set, providing Kenina with her services as she led 4-1 and 5-2.

She finished with her 22nd victory in the Fed Cup (11 defeats), which was welcomed by 15,000 spectators at the O2 Arena.

"It was a very emotional game for me," she admits, on the public TV CT4 microphone.

"I'm very happy to finish it, every account number," added Stric.

Both teams play this finale in the absence of their best players.

American captain Kathy Rinaldi left Sloane Stephens (N.6) and Madison Keis (N.16) as well as sister Villiams.

Czech captain Petr Pala must work without the service of Carolina Pliskova (N.8), injured. Petra Kvitova (N.7) stayed on the bench on Saturday because of a cold downhill.

The decision on a possible Sunday Wimbledon championship win of Wimbledon (2011, 2014) will be lifted on Saturday evening, says Captain Pala.

With 18 crowns, the latest since 2017, the United States has recorded success in this competition.

The Czechs won five of the last seven editions of the Fed Cup, 2011, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016 and took second place in the historic placement of this competition.


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