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Result: Angelique Kerber beats Sam Stosur to send Germany into Fed Cup final

Germany qualify for their first Fed Cup final for 22 years by seeing off Australia in the last four.

Germany have qualified for their first Fed Cup final for 22 years by seeing off Australia in the last four.

Angelique Kerber's 4-6 6-0 6-4 victory over Sam Stosur, which took two hours and 15 minutes, gave Germany an unassailable 3-0 lead on Saturday.

"It's a really special moment for us," Kerber told reporters. "It was tough and I knew I had to play my best tennis to beat Sam because she is a Grand Slam champion.

"After the first set I was just thinking about playing for the team and I was fighting until the last point. I was a little bit nervous on the last points but now I'm just happy.

"After 1992 we are now in the final and it means a lot for Germany and it's an honour for all of us."

Germany will be joined by either the Czech Republic or Italy in the final.

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