Posted February 04, 2012 on AP on Fox
Iveta Benesova gave the Czech Republic a perfect start to the defense of its Fed Cup title, rallying from a set down to beat Sabine Lisicki of Germany 2-6, 6-4, 6-2 Saturday in the opening match of their first-round series. Germany's Julia Goerges was scheduled to face Wimbledon champion and second-ranked Petra Kvitova in the second match later Saturday. The series will be decided Sunday with two reverse singles and a doubles match at the Porsche Arena. Germany's 10th-ranked Andrea Petkovic was ruled out with a lower back injury.
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