Safarova to open Fed Cup final against Ivanovic

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PRAGUE (AP) -- Lucie Safarova will open the Fed Cup final for the defending champion Czech Republic against Ana Ivanovic of Serbia.

The 17th -ranked Safarova is 3-2 against the 12th -ranked Ivanovic, who is a former No. 1.

Eighth-ranked Petra Kvitova, who led the Czechs to a 3-2 victory over Russia last year, will play Jelena Jankovic in the second singles match on indoor hard courts at the O2 Arena on Saturday.

In Sunday's reverse singles, Kvitova plays Ivanovic before Safarova takes on Jankovic.

In doubles, the Czech pair of Andrea Hlavackova and Lucie Hradecka will play Bojana Jovanovski and Aleksandra Krunic.