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United States and Czech Republic reach Fed Cup final

World quantity thirteen Madison Keys (Getty Photographs)

Late name-up Madison Keys put the defending champion United States by means of to a Fed Cup final towards the Czech Republic on Sunday.

Keys was drafted in to exchange CoCo Vandeweghe for the fourth rubber towards France’s Pauline Parmentier after Sloane Stephens thrashed Kristina Mladenovic to place the holders 2-1 up.

And the 23-yr-previous participant justified the religion proven in her by US group captain Kathy Rinaldi, defeating Parmentier 7-6 (7-four) 6-four in Aix-en-Provence to knock the hosts out.

Petra Kvitova acquired the job executed for 10-time champions the Czech Republic within the different semi-final towards Germany, seeing off Angelique Kerber 6-2 6-2 to go away nearly all of the gang dissatisfied in Stuttgart.

Each groups will now put together for the final, which takes place on the weekend of November 10-eleven.

IT’S GOING TO BE CRAZY

Keys’ choice on the expense of Vandeweghe prompted a little bit of a stir, however she made positive to go away her mark by defeating France’s Parmentier.

It was not all clean crusing, Parmentier racing forward within the second set, solely to fall brief as Keys claimed it 6-four.

“It feels superb, however not for me — to try this for this staff and assist us again to the final,” Keys informed the competitors’s official web site.

“I knew [Pauline] would play nicely, she was so good towards Sloane yesterday.

“I really like enjoying in atmospheres like this, even when they don’t seem to be all cheering for you it nonetheless makes for an excellent recreation.

“It will be a loopy final!” 

SLOANE STARS FOR THE STATES

There was no such hazard of Stephens conceding her lead within the earlier rubber, as she made mild work of Mladenovic.

It took Stephens simply fifty four minutes to beat her opponent 6-2 6-zero, and set the stage for Keys’ fantastic efficiency.

CZECHS IN CRUISE CONTROL

It might nicely have been a hostile environment for the Czech Republic’s Kvitova, however the world quantity 10 held her nerve to ease previous Kerber in convincing trend.

Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova had put the Czechs nicely in management on day one, and though Julia Georges made it 2-1, Kerber couldn’t full the comeback for Germany.

Actually, Kerber’s hopes have been swiftly dashed — Kvitova choosing up the place she left off on Saturday to ship the Czechs by way of.

PLAY-OFF DELIGHT FOR BELGIUM AND BELARUS

Within the World Group play-offs, there have been wins for Belarus, Romania, Australia and Belgium.



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