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heir 10th overall, and became the first team to win three consecutive Fed Cups since Spain from 1993-95. The Czech Republic has Antworten

STRASBOURG, France -- Czech Republic cemented its status of best team in the world by retaining its Fed Cup title on Sunday after Barbora Strycova and Karolina Pliskova won the decisive doubles match in the final against France.The pair beat Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic 7-5, 7-5 to secure a 3-2 win for the Czechs on the indoor hard court at Rhenus Sport Arena.The Czechs won a fifth title in six years, their 10th overall, and became the first team to win three consecutive Fed Cups since Spain from 1993-95. The Czech Republic has been the dominant team of the decade, winning 16 of its last 17 ties dating back to 2010.Their skipper, Petr Pala, is now the most successful captain in the competitions history with five titles to his name.Our secret? Just fighting on every point, fighting until the end, said Strycova, who also clinched the decisive rubber with Pliskova in last years final against Russia.Its a wonderful day. It was not easy, thats why we are so happy, Pliskova said, while the French players wiped away their tears.Strycova was the decisive player on Sunday. Before her impressive display in the doubles, she replaced the injured Petra Kvitova at the last minute to defeat Alize Cornet 6-2, 7-6 (4) and keep the defending champions alive in the final.Caroline Garcia had earlier given France a 2-1 lead with a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 win over sixth-ranked Pliskova.After overpowering Cornet with her mix of deep groundstrokes, slices and rushes to the net, Strycova inspired the Czechs to victory in the doubles with her aggressive tennis.The first set saw both teams perform well, with excellent net play from the Czechs, who made a decisive break in the 11th game after Mladenovic double-faulted to hand Pliskova and Strycova two break points. The Czechs needed only one as Pliskova fired a return on the baseline that Mladenovic could not handle.The French reacted immediately by putting pressure on Pliskovas serve early in the second set with sharp returns but failed to convert two break points. They continued with the same strategy on Strycovas serve, but again wasted two break points.The Czechs were more clinical and made the most of Mladenovics energy dip. They broke in the next game for a 3-2 lead after Strycova hit a difficult backhand overhead winner. Mladenovic and Garcia did not give up and managed to break Strycovas serve to level at 4-4 after Garcia hit a stunning forehand down the line.But the change of momentum didnt last long. Mladenovic dropped her serve after Pliskova kneeled at the net to perfectly handle a passing shot and produce a stunning drop volley on break point. The French duo saved a match point but could not prevent Pliskova from sealing the match on the next one.Kvitova could not play today, we did not have many options, but Strycova played really well, Pala said. The girls never give up, like the French, but there is only one winner. Wholesale Adidas Ultra Boost 2018 . Only three players drafted by NHL clubs were included on the Czech selection camp roster on Wednesday. Those players were Dallas Stars 2012 first-rounder Radek Faksa, Winnipeg Jets 2013 fourth-rounder Jan Kostalek and Phoenix Coyotes 2012 seventh-rounder Marek Langhamer. Cheap Adidas Ultra Boost 3.0 . Clarke was injured while practicing on the Doha Golf Club range after the pro-am on Tuesday. 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BROOKINGS, S.D. -- Ian Theisen had 16 points, Mike Daum scored 14 and South Dakota State led the entire way in a 90-58 win over Minnesota Crookston on Wednesday night.The Jackrabbits (3-6) led by 10 at the half and expanded the margin with a 25-3 run in the second half capped at 87-52 with 2:26 left, their largest lead of the game.South Dakota State had a 37-20 edge in rebounding, helped by making 32 of 49 shots from the field, including 12 of 21 from 3-point range.Tevin King aand Reed Tellinghuisen had 13 points each and A.ddddddddddddJ. Hess 10 for South Dakota State.Minnesota Crookston, a Division II member, stayed close in the first half but made only 23.3 percent of its shots after the break. Connor Gamble had 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting from 3-point range, Chase Knickerbocker added 14 points and Harrison Cleary 10. ' ' '

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