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Czechs into Fed Cup final after edging Swiss

2016-04-17 19:28
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Paris - Karolina Pliskova and Lucie Hradecka secured the Czech Republic a fifth Fed Cup final appearance in six years with victory in the deciding doubles against Switzerland on Sunday.

The semi-final in Lucerne, level at 1-1 overnight, went down to the wire after Pliskova's comfortable win over Timea Bacsinszky before a stunning comeback from Viktorija Golubic against Barbora Strycova.

But Switzerland's dream of making their first final since 1998 was ended when Pliskova and Hradecka despatched Golubic and Martina Hingis 6-2, 6-2.

Defending champions the Czechs will face either France or the Netherlands in the November 12-13 final.

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