Safarova seals back-to-back Fed Cup titles for the Czech Republic
23:29 GMT, 4 November 2012
Lucie Safarova sealed back-to-back Fed Cup titles for the Czech Republic, who beat Serbia 3-1 in Prague.
The Czechs needed just one victory on Sunday after taking a commanding 2-0 lead, with Safarova seeing
off Ana Ivanovic and Petra Kvitova powering past Jelena Jankovic.
White hot: Czech Republic celebrate Fed Cup success
In the reverse singles, Ivanovic gave Serbia hope in the opening rubber with a 6-3, 7-5 victory over Kvitova and they would have been further buoyed by the fact Jankovic had won five of her six previous meetings with Safarova.
But the former world No 1 was brushed aside 6-1, 6-1 by Safarova to seal glory for the Czechs, who beat Russia 12 months ago.
Their male counterparts have the chance to complete a team double when they take on Spain in the Davis Cup final in Prague later this month.