Kvitova to lead Czechs in Fed Cup semifinals
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead defending champion Czech Republic against Italy in the Fed Cup semifinals.
Because of illness and injury, the third-ranked Kvitova has played only three matches on the WTA Tour since she helped the Czechs beat Germany 4-1 in February.
Lucie Safarova, who lost to Serena Williams 6-0, 6-1 in the Family Circle Cup final on Sunday, is the second singles player. French Open doubles champions Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka are also on the team.
The best-of-five semifinal series will be played in Ostrava on April 21-22 on an indoor hard court.