Serbian tennis player Jelena Jankovic returns the ball during the International Tennis Federation Fed Cup final (credit: Michal Cizek/AFP/Getty Images)
A potentially huge Fed Cup final tie between Jelena Jankovic and Lucie Safarova lies in store today at the O2 Arena in the Czech Republic.You can watch and bet on Jankovic v Safarova live for free at bet365 > live streaming > tennis.
After the first day of play at the Fed Cup final the Czech Republic are perfectly placed to defend their title. Wins for Lucie Safarova and Petra Kvitova over Ana Ivanovic and Jelena Jankovic respectively have left the home nation with a 2-0 advantage.
The reverse singles rubbers will take place today and Serbia will be hoping to pull off a miraculous comeback. Ivanovic has the unenviable task of having to beat Kvitova on an indoor hardcourt ahead of her. Should she pull off an improbable victory, attentions will be focused on the second reverse singles rubber to be played between Safarova and Jankovic.
Safarova ranks above Jankovic but holds a 1-5 head to head record against her overall. The Czech produced an outstanding performance against Ivanovic on Saturday though and past matches aren't necessarily an indicator of what to expect. Should this turn out to be a key contest, JJ will need to be prepared for a tough matchup.