After an exciting tie against the Czech Republic, Italy is in the final of the Fed Cup!
Sara started the tie well, giving Italy a 1-0 lead with a strong 6-4, 6-2 lead over Lucie Safarova. Roberta Vinci followed up with a 6-4, 6-1 win over Petra Kvitova. On sunday, only one match could be played due to the rain, and Sara lost to Kvitova. After a strong start by Sara, the Czech girl came back and won 2-6, 6-2, 6-0.
The tie then continued on monday, and in an exciting match, Vinci clinched the tie for Italy, by a close 3-set victory over Lucie Safarova.
With this 3-1 victory, Italy is in the final of the Fed Cup, for the 5th time since 2006 (3 wins, 1 loss). The final will be played on november 2 and 3, in Italy, against Russia.
All the articles from the Italian media can be found here, and of course all the pictures are in the photogallery!