Tennis: Pliskova Gives Czechs Edge With 16-14 Final Set Win

Tennis: Pliskova gives Czechs edge with 16-14 final set win

STRASBOURG, France, , (Pakistan Point News - APP - 12th Nov, 2016 ) - Karolina Pliskova defeated Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 4-6, 16-14 in a marathon opening rubber to give defending champions Czech Republic the lead in their Fed Cup final against France on Saturday. In a match lasting 12 minutes short of four hours, US Open runner-up Pliskova claimed victory having earlier been 5-2 up in the decider and holding two match points. Later Saturday, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova faces Caroline Garcia in the second rubber where the Czechs look to take a step closer to a fifth Fed Cup title in six years.