In Sports News from the past week: Slovan Liberec pulled off an unexpected victory against Udine in the Europa League qualifying match; Tennis player Petra Kvitová failed to defend her title at the New Haven Open; Only Jakub Kornfeil managed to win any points at the Moto Grand Prix in Brno; And canoeist Kateřina Hošková took second place at the slalom cup in Bratislava. More
The top Czech female tennis player Petra Kvitová sailed into the New Haven Open final after beating her compatriot Klára Zakopalová in two quick sets on Friday afternoon, with the final score 6:0, 6:1. The 2012 New Haven champion will be defending her title on Saturday against the Romanian 23rd seed Simona Halep. The only WTA event Kvitová won this year was the Dubai Championship in March.
In Sports News this Monday: Kreuziger comes fifth in Tour de France; champions Plzeň and title contenders Sparta start season with wins; Czech sides have work to do in European competition qualifiers; Koller is back – playing beach soccer; and is Jágr set to team up with Eliáš at New Jersey? More
Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger, of the Saxo-Tinkoff team, came in 24th in Stage 19 of the Tour de France on Friday, and retained fourth position overall. Kreuziger finished in a group 8 minutes and 40 seconds behind stage winner Rui Alberto Costa. Saxo-Tinkoff team leader, Alberto Contador of Spain, came in 23rd in Friday’s stage, and is ranked 2nd overall.
Czech cyclist Roman Kreuziger, of the TST team, finished fourth in stage 17 of the Tour de France on Wednesday, and moved to third place overall. Kreuziger came in 23 seconds behind the winner, Christopher Froome. His team mate Alberto Contador, finished second in the stage.
In the Sports News this Monday: Maslák sets new Czech record in the 200m; Kreuziger is fourth in Tour de France after stage 15; league winners Plzeň lose to cup holders Jablonec in soccer’s Super Cup; boxer Konečný defends WBO European title; Hlaváčková and Hradecká score their first doubles success since Olympics; and rower Synek tops podium in Lucerne. More
In Sports News this Monday: Andy Murray pays tribute to Ivan Lendl after Wimbledon victory; Czech duo wins junior girls doubles in London; Kreuziger supports Contador through the Pyrenees stage of Tour de France; Montreal expressed interest in Jágr. More
Top Czech women’s tennis player Petra Kvitová was defeated in the quarter-finals at the Wimbledon Championships on Tuesday by Belgian player Kirsten Flipkens. Although she won the first set, Kvitová was handily beaten in the second and allowed Flipkens to serve for the match in the third after making a crucial mistake at 4:4. The final score was 6:4, 3:6, 4:6. Kvitová expressed deep disappointment afterwards in an interview for iDnes: she was the highest-seeded player left in her half of the field, and some had suggested she could go as far as the final, which she won in 2011. Flipkens, the 20th seed, will face Marion Bartoli in the semis.
The country’s two top tennis players, Petra Kvitová and Tomáš Berdych, have made it to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. Kvitová, who was the women’s champion at the All-England Club in 2011, will face Kirsten Flipkens who has never before made it so far. Berdych, by contrast, faces an arguably tougher opponent in Novak Djokovic – who he has only beaten twice. More
Former champion Petra Kvitová became the first player to reach the quarterfinals at this year's Wimbledon, beating Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 7-6 (5), 6-3. Kvitová landed the decisive break for a 4-2 lead in the second set before serving out the win. The Czech eighth seed will face Belgian 20th seed Kirsten Flipkens for a place in the semi-finals. As the highest seed remaining in the bottom half of the draw, Kvitová has a golden opportunity to reach her second grand slam final.