Fed Cup: Petra Kvitova leads Czech Republic into semi-finals, USA progress but Serena Williams loses in doubles

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Tennis - Fed Cup World Group First Round - Czech Republic vs Switzerland - O2 Arena, Prague, Czech Republic - February 11, 2018 Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova celebrates after winning her singles match against Switzerland's Belinda Bencic REUTERS/Milan Kammermayer - RC19B55E03F0

Paris: Petra Kvitova led the Czech Republic into a 10th successive Fed Cup semi-final on Sunday as Serena Williams made her long-awaited comeback to tennis on Sunday alongside elder sister Venus.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova, playing in her first Fed Cup tie since she was attacked by a knife-wielding burglar at her home in December 2016, eased past Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-4 to give the Czechs an unassailable 3-0 lead over Switzerland in Prague.

Kvitova, 27, had already won her opening singles on Saturday, beating Viktorija Golubic 6-2, 1-6, 6-3.

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