- Associated Press - Friday, November 13, 2015

PRAGUE (AP) - Petra Kvitova will open the Fed Cup final against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova when the defending champion Czech Republic faces Russia.

The sixth-ranked Czech is 6-3 against the Russian and will look to give the hosts a good start in their quest for fourth title in five years.

The Czechs won the Fed Cup in 2011, ‘12 and last year, while Russia is seeking its first triumph since 2008.

Fourth-ranked Maria Sharapova will open her first Fed Cup final against Karolina Pliskova in the second singles on Saturday on an indoor hard court at O2 Arena.

In Sunday’s reverse singles, Kvitova will first play Sharapova, then Pliskova will take on Pavlyuchenkova. In doubles, the Czech pair of Lucie Safarova and Barbora Strycova will play Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina.

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