The Czech Republic won its second straight Fed Cup on Sunday when Lucie Safarova routed Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-1, 6-1, prompting a burst of on-court dancing by the Czech players.
Safarova won the second reverse singles for an unassailable 3-1 lead in the final of the best-of-five series. Jankovic, a former No. 1 player, was slowed by a back injury and was in tears afterward.
The winning point came on Safarova's forehand on her second match point on the hard court at O2 Arena. As the Czech players danced, the ecstatic, sell-out crowd celebrated with the wave.
''It's hard to describe how I feel. I played an unbelievable game,'' Safarova said. ''I desperately wanted to win and I'm really delighted. It's fantastic to win at home, in Prague. I played one of the best matches of my career.''
The Czechs are the third country in a row to successfully defend the Fed Cup title. Russia won the top prize in women's team tennis in 2007-08 and Italy 2009-10.
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