Martina Hingis of Switzerland celebrates a point in her doubles match during the Fed Cup World Group first round tennis match between Germany and Switzerland at the Leipzig Fair in Leipzig, Germany, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)
Jens Meyer
April 06, 2016

BERN, Switzerland (AP) Martina Hingis has been picked for Switzerland's team for a Fed Cup semifinal against the defending champion Czech Republic, 18 years after leading the team to its previous final appearance.

Hingis, the 35-year-old world's top-ranked doubles player, was named along with No. 10-ranked singles player Belinda Bencic and No. 17 Timea Bacsinszky.

Team captain Heinz Guenthardt completed the lineup with No. 137 Viktorija Golubic.

Switzerland hosts the Czechs on April 16-17 on indoor hard courts at Lucerne.

The visitors, winners of four of the last five Fed Cup titles, will be without its top-ranked player - two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova.

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