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NewsTennis: Kvitová knocked out of French Open

01-06-2013 21:30 | Jan Richter

Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová lost to Jamie Hampton from the US 1-6, 6-7 in the third round of the French Open on Saturday, and has been knocked out of the tournament. The US player stunned the seventh seeded Czech who made a number of errors and didn’t really get into the game. Kvitová was the last Czech player left in this year’s singles at the French Open.  

NewsKvitová struggles, but wins her first-round French Open match

29-05-2013 19:38 | Masha Volynsky

Seventh-seeded Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová defeated France’s Aravane Rezai in three sets at the Roland Garros French Open on Wednesday. Kvitová struggled during the match but finally beat Rezai 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in her first-round game in Paris. Four other Czech female players lost their first-round matches. On the other hand, Jan Hájek and Petra Cetkovská will be moving on to the second round together with Kvitová.  

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22-04-2013 15:34 | Jan Richter

HC Škoda Plzeň, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Plzeň claims first Extraliga title in club history; defending Fed Cup champions Czech Republic lose to Italy in semifinals; and in Czech football, Sparta and Plzeň are still neck and neck at top of Gambrinus Liga with six round to go.  More

NewsFed Cup semifinal: Italy 2 Czech Republic 1 after rain delays

21-04-2013 21:30 | Jan Velinger

The women’s tennis team, the defending champions from last year, trails 2:1 against Italy in the Fed Cup semifinal. On Saturday, Lucie Šafářová lost in straight sets to Sara Errani (4:6, 2:6) while the Czech women’s No 1. Petra Kvitová came up short against Roberta Vinci (4:6, 1:6).

On Sunday, Kvitová faced Errani in a match that at first was delayed by rain. Kvitová won it in three sets 2:6, 6:2, 6:0. The rest of the semifinal will be played on Monday.  

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15-04-2013 14:25 | Ian Willoughby

Roman Kreuziger, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: Kreuziger claims biggest one-day success of career with victory in Holland’s Amstel Gold; Plzeň and Zlín are at 2:2 in final series of Extraliga playoffs; Viktoria Plzeň remain ahead of Sparta Prague on goal difference after both win; and Klára Zakopalová reaches world top 20 for first time.  More

NewsTennis: Fed Cup nominations announced for semifinals against Italy

10-04-2013 19:51 | Jan Richter

The captain of the Czech Fed Cup team, Petr Pála, on Wednesday announced the nominations for the upcoming semifinal rubber against Italy. The Czech team includes the country’s top player, Petra Kvitová along with Klára Zakopalová, Lucie Šafářová, Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká. The Fed Cup semifinals are to be played out in Palermo on April 20 and 21.  

NewsKvítová beat Zakopalová to reach the quarterfinal

13-03-2013 19:15 | Masha Volynsky

Tennis player Petra Kvítová beat her fellow Czech Klára Zakopalová in the third round of the Indian Wells tournament on Tuesday night by a score of 6:2, 6:3. She will face the Russian 13th seed Maria Kirilenko in the quarterfinal on Wednesday evening. Sixth seed Tomáš Berdych will also be playing on Wednesday against Richard Gasquet in the men’s quarterfinals.  

NewsKvitová to meet Zakopalová in all-Czech fourth round match at Indian Wells

11-03-2013 19:38 | Ian Willoughby

Czech women’s number one Petra Kvitová has reached the fourth round of tennis’s BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, after a 6-2 7-6 victory over the Ukrainian qualifier Lesia Tsurenko on Monday. Kvitová’s opponent in the next round will be fellow Czech Klára Zakopalová, who overcame Dominka Cibulková of Slovakia 6-4 7-5.  

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11-03-2013 15:21 | Jan Velinger

Ondřej Pavelec, Patrik Eliáš, photo: CTK In Sports News this Monday: the NHL’s Patrik Eliáš scores in a penalty shootout to down the Winnipeg Jets; the Česká pojišťovna hockey playoffs have gotten underway; football’s Baroš clinches hat-trick for Baník Ostrava; Čech’s misreads key play in FA Cup quarter-final; tennis player Petra Kvitová makes it to the final 16 at Indian Wells.  More

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25-02-2013 15:54 | Jan Velinger

Petra Kvitová, photo: CTK In Sports News: the top domestic football league resumes after winter break; tennis player Kvitová triumphs in Dubai while Berdych loses Marseille final; hockey’s Pavelec on a roll for Winnipeg Jets; members of the hockey team that won gold in Nagano 15 years ago hold reunion in Prague.  More

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