Pliskova - Mladenovic open Fed Cup final


Karolina Pliskova will aim to get defending champions Czech Republic's Fed Cup final with France off to a flying start when she faces Kristina Mladenovic in the opening rubber.

Czech Republic are seeking a third straight victory having beaten Germany and Russia in the last two years.

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova faces Caroline Garcia, who then takes on Pliskova. 

Kvitova is scheduled to face Mladenovic in the fourth rubber before a potentially decisive doubles clash between Alize Cornet and Pauline Parmentier and Lucie Hradecka and Barbora Strycova.

France last won the Fed Cup back in 2003.