Garcia upsets Kvitova as France draw level in final

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Caroline Garcia stunned Petra Kvitova 7-6(6) 6-3 to pull France level at 1-1 with champions Czech Republic in the Fed Cup final after Karolina Pliskova won an epic first singles earlier on Saturday.

Garcia produced an aggressive performance to down Kvitova and the Czech threatened a comeback in the second set but the Frenchwoman was too hot and closed it out on her second match point.

World number six Pliskova had overcome Kristina Mladenovic's stubborn resistance to put the visitors ahead with a thrilling 6-3 4-6 16-14 win.

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