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Fed Cup Gallery: An Electric Win In Prague

The Czechs won the Fed Cup at a sold-out O2 Arena, then reflected on their trophy - literally.

Published November 04, 2012 12:00

The Czech Republic went into Day 2 of the Fed Cup final with a 2-0 lead, and Petra Kvitova was first on court.
The Czech Republic went into Day 2 of the Fed Cup final with a 2-0 lead, and Petra Kvitova was first on court.
Ana Ivanovic had fallen to Lucie Safarova on Day 1, but that loss may have lit a fire under the Serb for Day 2.
Ana Ivanovic had fallen to Lucie Safarova on Day 1, but that loss may have lit a fire under the Serb for Day 2.
Ana Ivanovic was on her game, storming out to a 63 52 lead against Petra Kvitova, and finishing it off, 63 75.
Ana Ivanovic was on her game, storming out to a 63 52 lead against Petra Kvitova, and finishing it off, 63 75.
Ana Ivanovic was congratulated by her team after closing the deficit against the Czech Republic team to 2-1.
Ana Ivanovic was congratulated by her team after closing the deficit against the Czech Republic team to 2-1.
Lucie Safarova wasn't about to let that 2-1 lead become 2-2, however, on complete fire against Jelena Jankovic.
Lucie Safarova wasn't about to let that 2-1 lead become 2-2, however, on complete fire against Jelena Jankovic.
Jelena Jankovic had won five of their six meetings, but this was the first time she was the lower-ranked player.
Jelena Jankovic had won five of their six meetings, but this was the first time she was the lower-ranked player.
And Lucie Safarova converted on her favorite status, firing from all cylinders to beat Jelena Jankovic, 61 61.
And Lucie Safarova converted on her favorite status, firing from all cylinders to beat Jelena Jankovic, 61 61.
Lucie Safarova and Andrea Hlavackova celebrated with a dance they made for Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.
Lucie Safarova and Andrea Hlavackova celebrated with a dance they made for Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.
Lucie Safarova was rushed by her teammates after scoring the winning point to clinch the Fed Cup title, 3-1.
Lucie Safarova was rushed by her teammates after scoring the winning point to clinch the Fed Cup title, 3-1.
The Czech Republic captured their second straight Fed Cup title, having beaten Russia in the 2011 final, 3-2.
The Czech Republic captured their second straight Fed Cup title, having beaten Russia in the 2011 final, 3-2.
The Czech team reflected on their second straight Fed Cup trophy - figuratively and, as you can see, literally.
The Czech team reflected on their second straight Fed Cup trophy - figuratively and, as you can see, literally.
The doubles - Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka and Bojana Jovanovski and Aleksandra Krunic - was skipped.
The doubles - Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka and Bojana Jovanovski and Aleksandra Krunic - was skipped.
Lucie Hradecka, Andrea Hlavackova, Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova alongside coach Petr Pala with the trophy.
Lucie Hradecka, Andrea Hlavackova, Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova alongside coach Petr Pala with the trophy.
The Czechs are the third straight back-to-back champions - Russia won in 2007 and 2008, Italy in 2009 and 2010.
The Czechs are the third straight back-to-back champions - Russia won in 2007 and 2008, Italy in 2009 and 2010.
One last shot of Fed Cup by BNP Paribas for 2012, from a sell-out O2 Arena in the Czech capital of Prague.
One last shot of Fed Cup by BNP Paribas for 2012, from a sell-out O2 Arena in the Czech capital of Prague.
  • The Czech Republic went into Day 2 of the Fed Cup final with a 2-0 lead, and Petra Kvitova was first on court.
  • Ana Ivanovic had fallen to Lucie Safarova on Day 1, but that loss may have lit a fire under the Serb for Day 2.
  • Ana Ivanovic was on her game, storming out to a 63 52 lead against Petra Kvitova, and finishing it off, 63 75.
  • Ana Ivanovic was congratulated by her team after closing the deficit against the Czech Republic team to 2-1.
  • Lucie Safarova wasn't about to let that 2-1 lead become 2-2, however, on complete fire against Jelena Jankovic.
  • Jelena Jankovic had won five of their six meetings, but this was the first time she was the lower-ranked player.
  • And Lucie Safarova converted on her favorite status, firing from all cylinders to beat Jelena Jankovic, 61 61.
  • Lucie Safarova and Andrea Hlavackova celebrated with a dance they made for Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen.
  • Lucie Safarova was rushed by her teammates after scoring the winning point to clinch the Fed Cup title, 3-1.
  • The Czech Republic captured their second straight Fed Cup title, having beaten Russia in the 2011 final, 3-2.
  • The Czech team reflected on their second straight Fed Cup trophy - figuratively and, as you can see, literally.
  • The doubles - Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka and Bojana Jovanovski and Aleksandra Krunic - was skipped.
  • Lucie Hradecka, Andrea Hlavackova, Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova alongside coach Petr Pala with the trophy.
  • The Czechs are the third straight back-to-back champions - Russia won in 2007 and 2008, Italy in 2009 and 2010.
  • One last shot of Fed Cup by BNP Paribas for 2012, from a sell-out O2 Arena in the Czech capital of Prague.
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