Fed Cup: Czech Republic lead Germany 2-0 in World Group semi-final
Petra Kvitova and Karolina Pliskova put 10-times champions the Czech Republic in control of their Fed Cup World Group semi-final against Germany.
Kvitova beat Julia Goerges 6-3 6-2 and Pliskova defeated Angelique Kerber 7-5 6-3 victory in the opening singles.
That gave the Czechs a 2-0 lead before Sunday's reserve singles and potential doubles decider in the best-of-five tie in Stuttgart.
In southern France, defending champions USA are level at 1-1 with the hosts.
American Sloane Stephens beat Pauline Parmentier 7-6 (7-3) 7-5, but Kristina Mladenovic levelled the tie with a 1-6 6-3 6-2 win over Coco Vandeweghe.
The Czech Republic have won five out of the last seven Fed Cup titles.