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Tennis: Fed Cup - Spain 1 Czech Republic 0

Results of the FedCup World Group first round tie between Spain and Czech Republic in Seville on Saturday: Spain 1 Czech Republic 0 Carla Suarez Navarro (ESP) bt Barbora Zahlavova (CZE) 6-1, 6-4 Playing later Maria-Teresa Torro-Flor (ESP) v Klara Zakopalova (CZE) afp

Tennis: Czechs to miss Kvitova in Fed Cup against Spain

The Czech Republic Fed Cup team will be without world number six Petra Kvitova in the first-round tie against Spain in Sevilla on February 8-9, it said on its Facebook page as she battles agianst illness. "I'm very sorry... I have to stay at home and cure the virosis," said the 23-year-old Kvitova, who led the Czech team to Fed Cup victories in 2011 and 2012. The Czech team comprises world number 27 Lucie Safarova, 34th-ranked Klara Zakopalova, 74th-ranked Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova, and Andrea Hlavackova, world number nine in doubles.

Tennis: Czechs to miss Kvitova in Fed Cup against Spain

The Czech Republic Fed Cup team will be without world number six Petra Kvitova in the first-round tie against Spain in Sevilla on February 8-9, it said on its Facebook page as she battles agianst illness. "I'm very sorry... I have to stay at home and cure the virosis," said the 23-year-old Kvitova, who led the Czech team to Fed Cup victories in 2011 and 2012. The Czech team comprises world number 27 Lucie Safarova, 34th-ranked Klara Zakopalova, 74th-ranked Barbora Zahlavova-Strycova, and Andrea Hlavackova, world number nine in doubles.

Tennis: Paris WTA results

Results from the 710,000 dollar WTA event in Paris on Monday (x-denotes seeding): 1st rd Klara Zakopalova (CZE) bt Caroline Garcia (FRA) 7-6 (7/4), 6-2 afp

Spain's Muguruza claims 1st WTA title

International Sports Desk, Jan 11 (EFE).- Spanish qualifier Garbiñe Muguruza capped off the best week of her young career on Saturday, routing Czech Klara Zakopalova 6-4, 6-0 in the final of the Hobart International to capture her first WTA Tour title. The 20-year-old Spanish hopeful - playing in only her second tournament since sustaining a season-ending ankle injury last summer - did not lose a set and dropped just 22 games in eight qualifying and main-draw matches in Hobart, capital of the Australian island state of Tasmania.

Tennis: Spain's Muguruza wins first WTA title in Hobart

Spanish qualifier Garbine Muguruza won her first WTA title with a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Czech seventh seed Klara Zakopalova in the final of the Hobart International Saturday. Muguruza, ranked 58, had too much power for Zakopalova, with her groundstrokes taking her to victory in 70 minutes. The Venezuelan-born 20-year-old joined Germany's Mona Barthel, who won in 2012, as the only qualifiers to win the Hobart tournament.

Tennis: Hobart WTA International results

Result from the Hobart WTA International on Saturday (x denotes seeding): Singles final Garbine Muguruza (ESP) bt Klara Zakopalova (CZE x7) 6-4, 6-0 afp

Tennis: Hobart International results

Results from the Hobart WTA International on Friday (x denotes seeding): Singles Semi-finals: Klara Zakopalova (CZE x7) bt Samantha Stosur (AUS x1) 6-3, 6-2 afp

Tennis: Hobart International WTA results

Results from the Hobart WTA International on Wednesday (x denotes seeding): Singles 2nd round Klara Zakopalova (CZE x7) bt Zhang Shuai (CHN) 6-1, 6-2 Estrella Cabeza Candela (ESP) bt Elena Vesnina (RUS x3) 4-6, 6-2, 4-1 retired (back) Samantha Stosur (AUS x1) bt Kristina Mladenovic (FRA) 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (9/7) Kirsten Flipkens (BEL x2) bt Storm Sanders (AUS) 4-6, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/5) afp

Tennis: China's Li advances amid upsets at Shenzhen

Chinese tennis star Li Na beat Nadiya Kichenok of Ukraine in straight sets on Wednesday on a day of upsets at the Shenzhen Open. The 31-year-old Li, the tournament's top seed, downed Kichenok 6-1 6-4 in second-round action at the Longgang Tennis Centre in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Li, Asia's highest-ranked player in tennis history, was coming off a victory Tuesday over Russia's Vera Zvonareva, once ranked number two in the world. In the day's biggest upset, Vania King of the United States downed number two seed Sara Errani of Italy 2-6 7-6 6-3.
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