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Fed Cup: Czech Republic beat Russia to retain title

first_imgDefending champions the Czech Republic won a dramatic decisive doubles rubber against Russia to secure a fourth Fed Cup title in five years.Resuming at 1-1, Maria Sharapova put Russia 2-1 up with a 3-6 6-4 6-2 win over Petra Kvitova.Karolina Pliskova beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-3 6-4 to level things.In the decider, Pliskova and Barbora Strycova beat Elena Vesnina and Pavlyuchenkova 4-6 6-3 6-2 to secure a 3-2 win for the Czechs.The match lasted more than two hours, with Russia gaining an early advantage before the Czech pair fought back to secure victory.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

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