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Stepanek gives Czech side victory over France

Latest update : 2009-03-10

Czech Radek Stepanek (pictured) delighted the Ostrava homecrowd with a three set win over France's Gilles Simon that qualifies his team for the last eight and sends the French side packing.

AFP - Results in the Davis Cup World Group first round tie between the Czech Republic and France on Sunday:
   

Czech Republic 3 France 1
   
Radek Stepanek (CZE) v Gilles Simon (FRA) 7-6 (7/2), 6-3, 7-6 (7/0)
   
Tomas Berdych (CZE) v Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) - playing later
   
Saturday:
   
Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek (CZE) bt Richard Gasquet/Michael Llodra (FRA) 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2
   
Tomas Berydch (CZE) bt Gilles Simon (FRA) 7-6 (7/3), 4-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-3
   
Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (FRA) bt Radek Stepanek (CZE) 7-5, 6-2, 7-6 (7/1)

Date created : 2009-03-08

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