PRAGUE, Czech Republic -- World No. 16 Nicole Vaidisova
has quit the Czech Fed Cup team to concentrate on improving her
standing in the rankings, Czech daily Sport said on Wednesday.
"Nicole was always proud to be playing for Czech Republic.
But she has reached the point in her career when she wants to
improve her rankings," Sport quoted her agent Olivier van
Lindonk as saying.
"It was a very tough decision for her."
The Czechs meet Israel away on April 26-27 in their fourth
consecutive World Group playoff. Last year the Czechs, missing
Vaidisova due to illness, lost 4-1 to Spain.
Van Lindonk added Vaidisova wanted to play for the Czechs at
the Beijing Olympics this year and return to the Fed Cup team
sometime in the future.