Petra Kvitova will be seen playing in the forthcoming finale of the Fed Cup tennis tournament. Her availability is a huge boost for her side Czech Republic which has won the title twice in the last 3 years.
Kvitova perhaps would not have been included in the Czech squad if she had gone to the latter stages of the WTA Finals.
But, since she was knocked out from there early, she was available to represent her country and Petr Pala, the skipper of the Czech side, had no hesitation at all in naming her in the 4-member group.
As far as the other finalist Germany is concerned, they have not won the title in the last 22 years, but, they have a great chance to end the drought this time around as they are going to play with a very strong side.
Players like Angelique Kerber and Lisicki will play the singles matches for them and to support them, if needed, Andrea Petkovic is there too.
So, the German side is looking no lesser in terms of capability, at least on paper, but, because of the fact that they have been away from glory for so long, they might feel a little bit of pressure and that might make them crumble. However, if they soak it all in, it will be an interesting tussle.
Czech side seems to be relying on Kvitova’s form. She has to do the most of the work. Basically, she will have to win the tie for her team because the other players that are there in the squad are not the most experienced ones.
Apart from Kvitova, it’s Pliskova who will perhaps be the other singles player for the Czech. She will be making her first appearance in the Fed Cup. So, it will be unfair to expect too much from her.