Muguruza opens for Spain against Czech player Strycova
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.