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Mladenovic, Garcia recalled for France Fed Cup title charge

The world number two doubles pair, who are also France's top two singles players, were suspended for citicising the federation during the Olympics.

Mladenovic, Garcia recalled for France Fed Cup title charge
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Top doubles team Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic will spearhead France's challenge in the Davis Cup final against defending champions Czech Republic after making their return following a suspension.

Olympics criticism

In September, the French tennis federation lifted a ban on the pair, who were sanctioned the previous month for criticizing the organisation following a mix-up over their clothing in a first-round doubles loss at the Rio Olympics.

World number two doubles pair

The French pair are second in the WTA rankings but were defeated in the semi-finals of the doubles tournament at last week's WTA Finals in Singapore despite starting as top seeds.

Captain Amelie Mauresmo also named Alize Cornet and Pauline Parmentier for the November 12-13 tie that will be played in Strasbourg, France. Garcia is ranked 23rd in the singles rankings while Mladenovic is 42nd.

Czech dominance

The Czech Republic have won the event four times in the last five years.