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Fed Cup World Group Final 2014 – Tournament preview of the 2014 Fed Cup Final

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The Czech Republic are back to contest the final after being pipped out of the running last year, and they are relaxed and ready to fight for an eighth title.

For the Germans, there is a special significance for team captain Barbara Rittner, who was on the winning side against Spain when Germany last lifted the title, back in 1992. 

Featured Players 

Petra Kvitova


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The ace in the Czech pack, two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova has a 2-0 win loss record this year having handled the Italians with ease in the semi-final, rounding out some revenge for dropping a round the year before to them.

With some success in the Asian swing, Kvitova was unlucky to get off to a slow start in the WTA Finals, and to come up against an inspired Caroline Wozniacki, so as not to come out of the round robin stages, so has a chance to cap a great year for her with a big performance.

Angelique Kerber


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Germany's top player has made a name for herself with consistent performances, none more so than her last couple of years representing her country, with wins across the board in her singles.

Staying as a firm fixture in the Top 10, she reached four finals this year, but hasn't been able to hoist any silverware, and with the Germans desperate to lift the trophy again after 22 years, a lot will be on her shoulders.

Lucie Safarova


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Always a tricky name in the draw, it feels like Safarova has been around forever, never quite making her breakthrough, but after her run to the Wimbledon semi-finals, Safarova went on to hit a career high in September this year. The Czech second string singles player has picked up two wins this year and will be no pushover.

Andrea Petkovic


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Always a fan favourite, just a few weeks ago she was in the depth of despair in Luxembourg, tearfully proclaiming she was not in a place to play tennis, before digging deep and winning the Tournament of Champions title. She has admitted it has been a long and tiring season, and will need to dig deep just one tournament more.

The Fed Cup Final takes place between 8 and 9 November.



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