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Czech Republic beat U.S. to clinch sixth Fed Cup in eight years

Czech Republic beat U.S. to clinch sixth Fed Cup in eight years
Tennis - Fed Cup - World Group Final - Czech Republic v United States - O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - November 11, 2018 Czech Republic's Katerina Siniakova hugs Sofia Kenin of the U.S. after winning their match REUTERS/David W Cerny   -   Copyright  DAVID W CERNY(Reuters)
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By Jason Hovet

PRAGUE (Reuters) – The Czech Republic won their sixth Fed Cup title in eight years on Sunday as world doubles number one Katerina Siniakova outlasted American Sofia Kenin 7-5 5-7 7-5 in front of a boisterous, sold-out home crowd.

In an exciting back-and-forth rubber lasting more than three-and-a-half hours, Siniakova held off the 19-year-old Fed Cup debutante to give the Czechs an unassailable 3-0 lead in the final.

(Editing by Clare Fallon)

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