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It's Czech vs France in Fed Cup title clash

Paris: Karolina Pliskova and Lucie Hradecka secured the Czech Republic a fifth Fed Cup final appearance in six years with victory in the deciding doubles against Switzerland on Sunday.

Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova (centre) and Lucie Hradeck celebrate their win over Switzerland in Fed Cup semis in Lucerne
Czech Republic's Barbora Strycova (centre) and Lucie Hradeck celebrate their win over Switzerland in Fed Cup semis in Lucerne

Waiting for the defending champions in the November 12-13 final will be France, who edged the Netherlands in their semi-final in Trelaze.

The semi-final, level at 1-1 overnight, went down to the wire after Pliskova's comfortable win over Timea Bacsinszky before a stunning 3-6, 7-6 (8/6) 6-1 comeback win from Viktorija Golubic against Barbora Strycova.

But Pliskova and Hradecka despatched Golubic and Martina Hingis 6-2, 6-2 to take the tie 3-2.

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