Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova tight the Czech Republic s fifth Fed Cup title in six years on Sunday when beating France within the the deciding doubles rubber in metropolis.
With the tie level at 2-2, United States of America Open competition Pliskova teamed up with Strycova to defeat French Open doubles champions King of Great Britain Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 7-5 to prolong the Czechs reign.
It was their third triumph in succession and tenth overall, with solely the u. s. jactitation a lot of titles with seventeen. France had grabbed a 2-1 lead earlier within the day when Garcia rapt them procurable of a primary Fed Cup crown since 2003 following a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 persuade sixth-ranked Pliskova.
But Strycova, written in to exchange cut cheat on suburb champion Petra Kvitova by Czech captain Petr Pala, unbroken their hopes alive by overcoming Alize brass 6-2, 7-6 (7/4) to force a fifth and final rubber.
Mladenovic Saturday out the reverse singles whining of cramp when losing a four-hour marathon to Pliskova within the gap match on Sabbatum, however came back to partner Garcia within the doubles.
However she born serve at 5-all within the initial set when netting a bruising forehand from Pliskova and therefore the Czechs surged ahead. Pliskova and Strycova then skint once more to maneuver 3-2 ahead within the second, however the French combine gone through draw level at 4-all.
Mladenovic s serve came unstuck over again although once Pliskova reacted fantastically to dig out a volley and convert the decisive break purpose for a 6-5 lead because the Czech Republic extended their recent domination.
France had been seeking to win a 3rd crown — the last of that came once captain Amelie Mauresmo impressed them to a 4-1 conquer the u. s. thirteen years agone.