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Fed Cup: Czech Republic 1 Romania 1 after day one

The Czech Republic and Romanian are level, 1-1 in the quarterfinals of the Fed Cup World Cup after Simona Halep defeated Katerina Siniakova 6-4, 6-0 on Saturday in Ostravar Arena in Ostrava. Halep, 3rd WTA, won in an hour and 12 minutes against the WTA 44th.

In the first single match, Karolina Pliskova defeated Mihaela Buzărnescu 6-1, 6-4.

The doubles match: Barbora Krejcikova/Katerina Siniakova vs. Irina Begu/Monica Niculescu.

Romania’s Fed Cup team includes Simona Halep (3rd WTA), Mihaela Buzărnescu (29th WTA), Irina Camelia Begu (75th WTA), Ana Bogdan (105th WTA) and Monica Niculescu (106th WTA).

The Czech Republic team includes: Karolina Pliskova (5th WTA), Katerina Siniakova (1st WTA in the doubles), Barbora Krejcikova (2nd WTA in the doubles) and Marketa Vondrousova (72nd WTA).

Czech Republic won both matches against Romania in Fed Cup in 1980 in West Berlin (2-1) and in 2016 in Cluj-Napoca (3-2).

The matches take place in Ostrava on a 6,350 seats arena.

 

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