AP NEWS
ADVERTISEMENT

Muguruza opens for Spain against Czech player Strycova

February 10, 2017 GMT
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 file photo, Spain's Garbine Muguruza makes a return to United States' Coco Vandeweghe during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Barbora Strycova will open the Fed Cup for the Czech Republic against Garbine Muguruza in this weekend’s first round series of the Fed Cup between the defending champion and Spain. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, file)
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017 file photo, Spain's Garbine Muguruza makes a return to United States' Coco Vandeweghe during their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia. Barbora Strycova will open the Fed Cup for the Czech Republic against Garbine Muguruza in this weekend’s first round series of the Fed Cup between the defending champion and Spain. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, file)

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — French Open champion Garbine Muguruza will face Barbora Strycova in the opening match when Spain plays the defending champion Czech Republic in the first round of the Fed Cup.

Third-ranked Karolina Pliskova will face Lara Arruabarrena in the second singles match on an indoor hardcourt in the eastern city of Ostrava.

In Sunday’s reverse singles, Pliskova will play the seventh-ranked Muguruza, and Strycova will face Arruabarrena.

In the final doubles match, the Czech duo of Lucie Safarova and Katerina Siniakova will play Sara Sorribes Tormo and Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez.

The Czechs have won five of the last six Fed Cup titles.