Gallery: Fed Cup Moments
Germany beat Australia and the Czech Republic topped Italy in Fed Cup semifinal action. Also, check out pictures from other ties this weekend.
Published April 20, 2014 12:10
The Australian Fed Cup team embraced koala bears prior to their World Group semifinal tie against Germany.
Lucie Safarova beat Sara Errani to give the Czech Republic a lead against defending champs Italy on Saturday.
Andrea Petkovic got emotional during her victory over Samantha Stosur in the Germany-Australia tie.
The Japanese team gave Kurumi Nara full support during their World Group II playoff against the Netherlands.
Arantxa Rus had supreme focus during her contest against Japanese No.1 Nara.
Nara was victorious against Rus, but the Netherlands ultimately prevailed in the tie.
Misaki Doi was captured in black and white during Japan's tie in 's-Hertogenbosch.
Italy's Roberta Vinci was called off the bench to face Petra Kvitova on Sunday in Ostrava.
Kvitova looked to improve upon her already impressive Fed Cup record against Vinci.
Kvitova clinched the tie for the Czech Republic with a 63 75 triumph over Vinci.
The Czechs celebrated their victory over Italy and a berth in November's final on home soil.
Angelique Kerber clinched Germany's tie against Australia with a three set win over Stosur.
The Germans celebrated their first trip to the Fed Cup final since their last title in 1992.
Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua were able to get Australia on the board with a doubles win against Germany.
The German team posed with their flag after their semifinal win on foreign soil in Brisbane.