Day 1 of the Fed Cup final in Prague is over and the Czech Republic and Russia are tied at 1-1 as their leading players Petra Kvitova and Maria Sharapova recorded victories.
Singles match that opened competition was the one between Petra Kvitova and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and even though the Russian raced to a 4-1 lead that she capitalized on by winning the first set 6-2, the world No.6 Czech absolutely shifted the momentum in the following set and roared to a 2-6 6-1 6-1 victory.
Playing her first ever Fed Cup final, Maria Sharapova brought one big point to Russia by beating Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-4 in their first career meeting.
As you know, our photographer Jimmie48 is in Prague, bringing us exclusive updates straight from the courts. I especially like this Masha’s gem from the press conference:
— Jimmie48 Photography (@JJlovesTennis) November 14, 2015
Moreover, can a Fed Cup photo get any better than this? 🙂 Look at team captain Anastasia Myskina, Sharapova’s focus and the relaxed team selfie time in the background.
Sunday’s action will open with a Sharapova vs. Kvitova blockbuster and will be followed by an encounter of Pliskova and Pavlyuchenkova, while the title could be decided by the doubles between Czechs Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova and Russians Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.