The Czech Republic have secured their first Fed Cup title since 1988 after doubles duo Lucie Hradecka and Kveta Peschke won the deciding rubber to give them a 3-2 victory over Russia in Moscow on Sunday.
1. Clockwork Caro. Clay-court season kicked off last week. There were a number of counterintuitive results, but form held in Charleston where top-ranked Caroline Wozniacki won her third title of 2011, taking the Family Circle Cup. Among her victims: Jelena Jankovic and then Elena Vesnina in the final. "I know I can win a Slam," Wozniacki professes. Her next chance comes in Paris in a few weeks.
Former world number one Lleyton Hewitt is through to his first clay-court final in 10 years after a straight sets victory over Russian Evgeny Korolev at the US Men's Clay Court tournament in Houston, Texas.