Tuesday , September 28 2021

The Fed Cup leaves the hero generation. Will the end of the season come?

One by one, the heroes leave for the great generation of Czech tennis players cooking scene. On Sunday, Barbora Strycova and Lucie Safarova yelled after the last triumph of the United States for a stormy applause. Two harvested harvesters jumped up and left a lot of beautiful memories. And what is the next question?

Time after time, the team and team, who started the current triumph of 2011, remain only Petra Kvitova's active "fatcup". Kveta Peschke has not represented a long time, Iveta Benesova has finished his career, uncle Safarova has talked. There are two more experienced thirties than yet, but Lucie Hradecká played the Fed Cup last year and Andrea Hlaváčková two years earlier.

Two titles from the recording

Instead, the youth that Kateřina Siniaková has shown on the weekend comes. "There are many young girls, we leave them for a while," said Kvitova and did not play because of the cold in the finals. But at the age of 28, he is not planning to quit the Fed Cup.

"Not yet." I started with Peter (Pala), it's my only captain. So when it happens, I'd love to finish it, says Kvit, a new six-time FedCup champion. The eight legendary American triumphs Chris Evert has not yet. "Eight? It's still a lot, "she added with a smile.

The question is, what will continue with the Fed Cup? It's not so much that Captain Pala played the game. In addition to Kvitova's still Karolína Plíšková, the star Siniaks comes, which is also an excellent debut duo with Barbora Krejcikova. Markéta Vondroušová, Karolína Muchová and other young tennis players are eager to wait.


Worse about the future form of the competition itself. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has recently reformed (according to others) the Davis Cup and the women's tournament is next. ITF Chief David Haggerty wants the Fed Cup to move into a major final tournament format in one place.

"Today, only eight teams play World Group, which simply is not enough. We would like to expand to sixteen," said Haggerty this weekend. "The bully final was held in April." It's sensitive, we are still in a consultation phase, "he added.

The Czechs were among the main critics of the changes in the Davis Cup, and it is also women's competition. No wonder who wants to miss the exceptional atmosphere of the O2 arena this weekend?

"I hope the Fed Cup will stay with the Fed Cup and it will not be so scooter as it is unfortunately from the Davis Cup. We will fight for it. This last showed what the Fed Cup is, it would be a terrible shame about it disappeared, says Ivo Kaderka, director of Czech tennis.

Next year is still staring at news, news will be announced until 2020, if approved. For the Czechs, it would be the end of a breathtaking time. So if Prague is not chosen for the final in the "new" Fed Cup. It is also possible …

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