Czech Fed Cup team led by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova is preparing for seminal matches with Italy. The matches with last year’s defending champions will take place on Easter weekend April 19 and 20, 2014.
The tennis players with the crew arrived to Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava in advance on Monday to have enough time to train in near CEZ Arena. "Due to the upcoming holidays, we wanted to evoke the atmosphere of the Easter and give the sign to the rival Italian team that our girls are not going to semifinal fights as a lambs to the slaughter", joked Radim Beneš , Director of Clarion Congress Hotel Ostrava , who welcomed the entire Fed Cup four with the flowers and chocolate lamb in his hands. It nevertheless remained only Easter decoration, all food prepared by Clarion Chef Otto Kokoszynsky was, as always, under the supervision of the team doctor.
Photo by Pavel Lebeda
From the left: Andrea Hlaváčková, Petra Kvitová, Radim Beneš, Lucie Šafářová, Klára Koukalová