FED CUP: Make it two years in a row!


The Fed Cup Trophy stays in the Czech Republic for another year, as Lucie Safarova proved too strong for both Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic of Serbia at the O2 Arena in Prague.

Photo: Paul Zimmer/Srdjan Stevanovic

On Saturday, Lucie easily handled Ana Ivanovic 6-4, 6-3, while Petra Kvitova put the Czech Republic up 2-0 with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Jelena Jankovic.

Ana Ivanovic then played inspired tennis on Sunday, defeating Petra Kvitova in the first rubber 6-3, 7-5; but Safarova refused to lose, clinching the Final 6-1, 6-1 over Jelena Jankovic in just 77-minutes. The teams decided not to play the doubles dead-rubber.

This is the Czech Republic’s seventh Fed Cup title overall, and Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe” continues its “15-minutes” as Lucie and Andrea Hlavackova danced a choreographed number to the song after the victory.

Quite frankly, after the U.S. Open, we’d thought the CRJ-thing would die down!

While they party in Prague, tennis fans in the Czech Republic have their eyes set on Tomas Berdych at the ATP World Tour Championships in London, knowing the doors to the O2 Arena in Prague will be opening again on Friday the 16th, as Tomas and his teammates take on Spain in the Davis Cup final!