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Kvitova ready for Fed Cup action against Germany

Petra Kvitova will play in Saturday's second opening singles rubber in the Fed Cup quarterfinal between her reigning champion Czech Republic team and a host German squad.

Saturday's first singles bout will pit German Sabine Lisicki against Czech veteran Iveta Benesova, and that match will be followed by one between the world No. 2 Wimbledon champion Kvitova and Julia Goerges.

Sunday's singles will pit Kvitova against Lisicki and Benesova versus Goerges, while Sunday's doubles match currently calls for a German tandem of Anna-Lena Groenefeld and Angelique Kerber to take on a Czech pairing of Lucie Hradecka and Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.

The best-of-five tie will be staged on an indoor hardcourt at Porsche Arena.

The Czechs are captained by Petr Pala, while the two-time champion Germans are led by Barbara Rittner. The Czechs are 5-1 all-time versus Germany.

The winner in Stuttgart will face the Italy-Ukraine victor in the Fed Cup semifinals in April.

The Czech Republic captured a sixth Fed Cup title last year by beating Russia 3-2 in the final. Five of the Czech titles came when they were part of the former Czechoslovakia.