Team France comes in as an underdog as it is up against two-time defending champion who has hoisted the Fed Cup trophy four times. However, France does have the home advantage since Czech won three of the four trophies at home.
Meet Team France Players:
The World No. 23 is the top-ranked French female player. She won 6 tournaments this year — 2 singles and 4 doubles including doubles French Open title with her compatriot Kristina Mladenovic. The French duo made their 1st appearance at 2016 WTA Finals in Singapore. She is 6-3 in Fed Cup ties.
Ranked World No. 42. Won 2016 French Open women’s doubles with her doubles partner Caroline Garcia. The doubles duo were also finalists at the 2016 U.S. Open women’s doubles. The duo also qualified for the 2016 WTA Finals. Mladenovic is 8-2 in Fed Cup ties.
Ranked No. 46. She owns 8 career titles including 1 in 2016. In 2014 she recorded her 3rd straight win over 22-time Grand Slam Winner Serena Williams, a feat that is hard to achieve (she’s 4-4 head-to-head against Williams). Cornet is an integral member of team France.
Currently ranked World No. 73. She has 2 career singles titles. in 2016 she reached 5 quarterfinals. She is 5-7 in Fed Cup ties.
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