STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Czech Republic retained its Fed Cup title on Sunday after Barbora Strycova and Karolina Pliskova defeated their French opponents in the decisive doubles match.
Czech players and team members celebrate after winning the Fed Cup semi-final tennis match between Switzerland and the Czech Republic in Lucerne on April 17, 2016. / AFP / FABRICE COFFRINI (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)
Strycova and Pliskova beat Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 7-5 to secure a 3-2 win for the Czechs in the final on the indoor hard court at Rhenus Sport Arena.
The Czechs won a fifth title in six years and became the first team to win three consecutive Fed Cups since Spain from 1993-95.
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