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“It doesn’t seem to be fast, which is very good,” Ivanovic said. “We feel really comfortable on it.”

Jankovic added: “The surface suits us and we have a couple more days to adapt.”

If the best-of-five match is undecided before the final doubles, the Czechs seem to have an advantage, relying on the pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka, who reached the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, London Olympics and WTA Championships finals this season.