Sunday April 26, 2009
Fed Cup 2009, Czech Republic 1-1 USA
Its 1-1 after the
first days play in the semifinal of the Fed Cup by
BNP Paribas tie between Czech Republic
and USA after Petra Kvitova
and Alexa Glatch
notched up wins for their respective teams.
Glatch rises to the occasion
Facing a 1-0
deficit, the pressure was firmly on the Americans to get
a win on the board in the second rubber and from the
moment the first ball was struck, Fed Cup debutante
Glatch looked unfazed by the task ahead of her.
Glatch showed her
intentions early on, breaking her Czech opponent in the
first game and serving solidly to race to a 5-0 lead. She
took the set for the loss of just one game. The second
set was a similar story, with Glatch picking up where she
left off in the first and Benesova continuing to look
short of form. In the end it took the American only 57
minutes to dispatch of her opponent in what was the
biggest win of her career so far.
Czech captain remains positive
At 1-1 overnight it
is all to play for on Sunday, and despite the
disappointing defeat of his No. 1 player today, Czech
team captain Petr Pala is still optimistic about his
teams chances of reaching the final of the Fed Cup
by BNP Paribas.
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