Tennis – Fed Cup – International Workforce Ultimate – Czech Republic v United States – O2 Area, Prague, Czech Republic – November 10, 2018 Czech Republic’s Katerina Siniakova celebrates profitable her fit towards Alison Riske of the U.S. REUTERS/David W Cerny
PRAGUE (Reuters) – International doubles primary Katerina Siniakova helped the Czech Republic to comb the opening-day fits within the Fed Cup ultimate towards protecting champions the USA on Saturday, overpowering Alison Riske 6-Three 7-6(2).
The Czech staff, going through a U.S. squad with out their most sensible avid gamers and fielding 3 debutantes, will take a 2-Zero lead into Sunday as they search a 6th Fed Cup name since 2011.
Siniakova cruised within the first set however fell at the back of in the second one ahead of pulling degree. She and Riske battled backward and forward then and the American driven the set to a tiebreak, the place Siniakova took keep watch over.
Barbora Strycova had put the Czechs 1-Zero up with a 6-7(five) 6-1 6-Four win over Fed Cup newcomer Sofia Kenin within the opening rubber.
Reporting via Jason Hovet; enhancing via Clare Fallon