US stun Czech to reach Fed Cup final against Belarus
The United States stunned the Czech Republic 3-2 to advance to the final of the Fed Cup tennis tournament, setting up a match-up with unexpected finalists Belarus. The US team defeated the Czech, the three-time reigning Fed Cup champions, in the semi-finals at the Saddlebrook Resort here on Sunday, reports Efe. Belarus upset Switzerland 3-2 in a semi-final tie played in Minsk. US Fed Cup captain Kathy Rinaldi said: "We're just looking forward to it. We're going to be there, we're going to be a team, we're going to have each other's back and we're going to compete.
These girls take great pride in representing the US and it's a special week to be in the final." CoCo Vandeweghe rolled to a 6-4, 6-0 win over Katerina Siniakova in the first rubber on Sunday, giving the US a 2-1 lead. Marketa Vondrousova knocked off Lauren Davis 6-2, 7-5, making the doubles match a spot decider.