PRAGUE (APP) – Karolina Pliskova and Barbora Strycova steered defending champions the Czech Republic to the Fed Cup title after winning the decisive doubles rubber over Russia in the final on Sunday.

The Czech pair beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Elena Vesnina 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 at Prague’s hardcourt O2 Arena to give the hosts an overall 3-2 win and their fourth Fed Cup trophy in five years.