What are your thoughts on the Oscar Pistorius trial? Join the Sport24 Forum and have your say!
Get Sport24 on your mobile
Moskow - Petra Kvitova helped give the Czech Republic a 1-0 lead in their Fed Cup final encounter with hosts Russia after beating Maria Kirilenko in straight sets here on Saturday.
The 21-year-old left-hander, who is currently ranked second in the world, won 6-2, 6-2 in one hour 10 minutes to record her first win over Kirilenko in their third meeting.
Kvitova, fresh from her success at last week's season-ending WTA championships in Istanbul, looked more focused from the start, and broke twice to take the opening set in 32 minutes.
This year's Wimbledon champion then underlined her superiority in the second set on the hard court at Moscow's Olympic stadium, producing two more breaks to take the set and the match.
The clash between Russia's Svetlana Kuznetsova and Czech Lucie Safarova will complete the first day's schedule.
Follow Sport24 on Twitter and Facebook
Read News24’s Comments Policy
24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.
The stock of Bulls and Sharks 2014 Super Rugby jerseys are slowly becoming available after the festive season break, writes blogger Baylion.
View Results |
Follow Sport24 on Twitter
Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters
Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there
Enter and win with Sport24!
Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services
Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry
Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone
"Like" Sport24's Facebook page
Plan your couch time with our searchable sport TV guide
Sport news delivered really simply.
24.com: Legal notices
Advertise on 24.com
24.com. All rights reserved.