Czech Republic beats Switzerland 3-1 in Fed Cup first round

2018-02-12 05:03:12 GMT2018-02-12 13:03:12(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

PRAGUE, Feb. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Czech Republic beat Switzerland3-1 on Sunday in the first round of the Fed Cup in Prague. TheCzech team advanced to the semifinal of the women's tennis teamcompetition after the victory.

This is the eight meeting between the Czech Republic andSwitzerland in the Fed Cup.

In the two singles matches on Saturday, the Czech Republic lead2-0 after Petra Kvitova and Barbora Strycova won their respectivesingles matches.

In the first singles match on Sunday, Kvitova beat BelindaBencic 2-0. Overall the Czech team beat Switzerland 3-0 in allthree singles matches and advanced to the semifinal. In thedoubles, Czech players Strycova and Lucie Safarova lost to TimeaBacsinszky and Jil Teichmann 2-1.

The Czech women's tennis team has won the Fed Cup five times inthe past seven years.