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Czechs eye Fed Cup semi-finals, US, Japan fight back

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Defending champions the Czech Republic, bidding to become the first country in 18 years to capture three successive Fed Cup titles, opened a 2-0 lead over Australia in their first round clash on Saturday. 

Czech Republic's Petra Kvitova reacts after her match against Australia's Jarmila Gajdosova during the International Tennis Federation Fed Cup competition in Ostrava, Czech Republic on February 9, 2013. Kvitova won 7-6, 6-3.

Petra Kvitova gave the holders a convincing start in the eastern Czech city of Ostrava when the world number eight beat Australia's 168-ranked Jarmila Gajdosova 7-6 (7/2), 6-3.

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