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Italy take 2-0 lead against Czech Republic at Fed Cup

2010-04-25 10:40 BJT


We begin with the semi-finals of tennis' Fed Cup and Italy taking on the Czech Republic.

In the first rubber between Flavia Pennetta and Lucie Hradecka, Hradecka jumped out to a 4-1 lead, but Pennetta was able to take control, breaking to go 5-4 up.

Pennetta then went on to win the first set 6-4 as Hradecka hits long.

Hradecka once again jumped out quickly in the second set. She started the second well and raced out to another 4-1 lead.

Italy's Francesca Schiavone returns the ball to Czech Republic's Lucie Safarova during a tennis a Fed Cup semifinal match, in Rome, Saturday, April 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Italy's Francesca Schiavone returns the ball to Czech Republic's
Lucie Safarova during a tennis a Fed Cup semifinal match, in Rome,
Saturday, April 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)