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Serbia tops Czech Republic for Team World Cup title

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DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) Serbia overcame the Czech Republic in the final of the World Team Cup on Saturday to clinch the title for the second time.

Janko Tipsarevic and Viktor Troicki won their singles matches to give Serbia an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match series at the Rochus Club.

The No. 8-ranked Tipsarevic was first off the mark when he snapped a three-match losing streak against the No. 7-ranked Tomas Berdych with a 7-5, 7-6 (8) victory.

Then Troicki recovered from a terrible opening set to beat Radek Stepanek 2-6, 6-4, 6-3.

The doubles match to be played later Saturday will have no bearing on the final result, leaving Serbia to celebrate its first title since 2009.