Friday in Strasbourg was all about the draw ceremony of the 2016 Fed Cup final between France and the Czech Republic.
Players and media were invited to the local parliament building to determine the order of matches in an unusual setting. Play on Saturday will kick off with the matchup between Kristina Mladenovic and Karolina Pliskova.
Afterwards, Caroline Garcia will try to fend off Fed Cup veteran Petra Kvitova, the Czech Wimbledon champion who is playing her fifth final and 20th Fed Cup tie overall, having never lost a Fed Cup final in her playing career.
The 2016 Fed Cup final will kick off at 2:00 PM local time. Keep checking back to Women’s Tennis Blog all weekend for the latest news and photos from Strasbourg.
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I’m hoping many of these professional players will be at the Miami Open in March of 2017! Looking forward to seeing some great tennis from some great players!!