H + H were amazing in Ostrava

H + H were amazing in Ostrava

Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka confirmed their second place in the world in doubles during the first round of the FED CUP in Ostrava. In already winning score they completely ruined the finalists of this year´s Australian Open, Australian pair Casey Dellacqua and Ashleigh Barty 6:0, 7:6(1).

Popular pair H + H again shone and contributed to a final point of the Czech team, which won against strong Australia 4:0. Petra Kvitova gained two points for defenders of trophy and also Lucie Safarova won a very valuable victory. In doubles it was initially clear issue, but in the second set Australians had even several set points. However the Czechs managed a tiebreak.

“We didn´t expect so amazingly managed the first round of the FED CUP. Girls won the victory in the singles and then we showed up in a good match in doubles. It is great achievement to defeat a strong team like Australia and so masterfully,” Andrea Hlavackova enthused.

But there was no time for a celebration. Immediately after the match Andrea went to Vienna airport, from where she flew to Doha. “I´ll meet there again Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova, who traveled directly by private plane from Ostrava. They wanted to wait for me, but this decision wasn´t in their hands and so they had to hurry. They even didn´t see the doubles. Too bad, we tried to finish as quickly as possible,” Andrea said.

Her rival in the first round in Doha will be Russia Nadia Petrova. This time in doubles Andrea will be in a pair with Lucie Safarova and the first match will play against Olga Govortsova (BLR) and Andreaja Klepac (SLO).

Photo: © Ceska sportovni / Pavel Lebeda (sport-pics.cz)

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