Suarez Navarro Defeats Klara Zakopalova to Lead Spain the Lead Over the Czech Republic in the Fed Cup Quarterfinals

Carla Suarez Navarro could return home to a hero’s welcome…

The 25-year-old Spanish tennis player rallied from one set down to beat Klara Zakopalova 1-6, 6-3, 6-3, giving Spain a 2-1 lead over the Czech Republic in the quarterfinals as their postponed Fed Cup series picked up on Monday.

Carla Suarez Navarro

Suarez overcame a poor start to beat a tiring opponent as Zakopalova was forced to come out earlier Monday to finish her singles match against Maria Torro-Flor.

Zakopalova won that one 6-3, 2-6, 6-1 to close out a match that had been postponed in the second set on Sunday.

Rain wreaked havoc on the series all weekend but gave way to sun on Monday, though gusty wind played a factor on the clay court.

Silvia Soler-Espinosa can clinch a Spanish victory in the best-of-five series with a singles win over Lucie Safarova in the fourth singles match.

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