Czech Siniakova seals Fed Cup triumph over USA


After establishing a 2-0 lead on Saturday, it was evident that the Czech Republic had a 95% chance of beating the USA in the remainder of the Fed Cup action on Sunday and Katerina Siniakova sealed the deal by giving her country its third victory in the 2018 final, overcoming American Sofia Kenin in a dramatic three-setter.

The 19-year-old Kenin, new Fila’s representative, had two match points at 5-4, but doubles No.1 Siniakova eventually won after almost four hours of play, 7-5 5-7 7-5, giving the Czech Republic an unassailable 3-0 lead. This year Siniakova was the star of the tie, as she also won her singles match against Alison Riske on Saturday, adding to Barbora Strycova’s victory over Sofia Kenin earlier in the day.

Dominating the final featuring the two most successful countries in tournament’s history, the Czech Republic won sixth Fed Cup title in eight seasons.

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