The Czech Republic has been the dominant team in the Fed Cup in the last eight years or so, winning five of the last seven titles and looking good to add another one on Sunday after taking a 2-0 lead over the defending champions United States of America in front of the packed O2 Arena in Prague!
The Czechs went into the clash against defending champions the United States as heavy favourites given the make-up of the two teams, only to lose Karolina Pliskova to injury and Petra Kvitova to illness - although Kvitova could yet play on Sunday.
Their opening day victories ensured the Czech team will take a 2-0 lead into Sunday as they seek a sixth Fed Cup triumph since 2011 against the only the country to have won more titles.
"It was an unbelievable match for me", Siniakova said. But it could be the singles rubbers that determine the result, and fortunately Katerina Siniakova and Barbora Strycova are also ranked 31 and 33 respectively in singles. "I was just enjoying the moment and trying to play my game", Siniakova said.
With Kathy Rinaldi in her first season as the US captain a year ago, the Americans won a record 18th title, beating Belarus 3-2 in the final.
In 12 head-to-head meetings, the USA have won 10, including the last eight.
Strycova, the 33rd-ranked Czech number two, will hope to put the first point on the board when she faces 19-year-old Kenin, who is still in search of her maiden WTA singles title, on the hardcourt of Prague's O2 Arena at 1300 GMT on Saturday. "If anything is needed of me, I'm going to help for sure".
But the 32-year-old Strycova called on all her experience, bringing the home crowd back into the match by racing ahead 3-0 in the second set and securing the set four games later with a big serve that Kenin returned high and long. "It's amusing because it's her (Kenin) first one, and this is my last one, so for me it was a lot of emotions". "For my Fed Cup debut, I was pretty nervous but I was able to handle it once I stepped on the court", Kenin said.
"Anything can happen in Fed Cup and tomorrow is another day", she said. "I'm so honored to have been part of that match, they really fought hard, the points were incredible, it's just something I never forget".