The Czech tennissters to the next week in the final of the Fed Cup against the United States without Karolina Pliskova. The number 8 of the world has so much suffering from an injury that she can’t join us in Prague. “I find it tremendously unfortunate, but we have a strong team with good players”, wrote Pliskova on Twitter. “I will be your thumbs!”
The 26-year-old Czech reached last week at the WTA Finals in Singapore in the semi-finals, where Pliskova had to give it up against American Sloane Stephens. “Already in Singapore, I had lots of pain with walking. I looked forward to the final of the Fed Cup, but medical research has found that I absolutely can not participate”, let them know.
Petra Kvitova, the number 7 of the world, is the kopvrouw in the Czech republic, that the Fed Cup five times, winning the past seven years. The selection also consists of dubbelspecialisten Katerina Siniakova (WTA 1) and Barbora Strycova (WTA 5). Is likely to be a replacement for Pliskova summoned. The U.s. team, defending champion in the landentoernooi, consists of Danielle Collins (WTA 35), Sofia Kenin (WTA 48), Alison Riske (WTA 63) and Nicole Melichar (WTA 15 in doubles).
The finals will be on 11 and 12 november in the Prague O2 Arena (hard court) played.
Belgium lost in February in the first round of the Wereldgroep with 3-2 of France. Les Bleus then went on to the semi-finals collapse against the US.