In Sports News: Barbora Špotáková wins Diamond League in women’s javelin for second time in career; in football, Czech midfielder Petr Jiráček appears Hamburg-bound; Bayer Leverkusen want almost 100,000 euros in damages for attack on team player; Sparta and Jablonec face each other on Monday in Czech top division; Kvitová faces Slovenia’s Polona Hercog in the first round of the US Open. More
Petra Kvitová beat Maria Kirilenko 7-6 (9), 7-5 on Saturday to win the New Haven Open, the Czech star's second WTA tournament title in three weeks. The second-seeded Kvitová trailed 5-2 in the second set before reeling off five consecutive games for the victory that avenged a loss to the Russian in the Olympic quarterfinals.
In Sports News this Monday: In football, Czechs lose to Ukraine in pre-qualification friendly while action continues in Gambrinus Liga; in tennis, Olympic silver medallists Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká win doubles title at Cincinnati; and in basketball, the Czech team is second in qualification for next year’s European championships. More
Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová lost to the seventh seed Angelique Kerber from Germany in the Cincinnati Open semi-final. This year’s Wimbeldon semi-finalist Kerber beat fifth seed Kvitová 1:6, 6:2, 4:6 in one hour and 53 minute long match. Kvitová lost to Kerber in May of this year in Rome.
Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová has won her first title of the season when she beat China’s Li Na 7:5, 2:6, 6:3 at the final of the Rogers Cup tournament in Montreal, Canada, on Monday. The Czech was losing 1:3 in the first set but saved a break point and eventually took the set. She lost the second set but in the third, she improved and won a key break point in the sixth game. Kvitová, who was knocked out of the Olympic tournament’s quarterfinals, moved up one position to 5th place in the WTA rankings.
The women’s basketball team got off to an excellent start on Friday against the US jumping to a 10 point lead before the American players began to regain their bearing. In the end, the Czechs lost by a score 61:88. The women’s team will have to defeat Angola on Sunday in order to book a spot in the play-offs.
Tennis: Czech Petra Kvitova took a beating at the hands of Russia's Maria Kirilenko losing 7-6(3) 6-3 in an Olympic women's tennis singles quarter-finals match on Thursday. The game has dashed Kvitova’s hopes of winning a medal at the London Olympics.
Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová has made it to the third round at the
Olympic Games. On Monday, she rebounded in her match against China’s to
Shuai Peng after losing the second set. The final score was 7:5, 2:6, 6:1.
In other action, Petra Cetkovská had to forfeit her match due to injury, while Lucie Šafářová lost. Kvitová is the only Czech player left in the singles tournament.
Thousands of people – Czechs and Londoners alike – have come to the Czech House in London since the start of the London Olympics. Inaugurated on Friday by President Václav Klaus, the venue offers Czech music, art, food, beer and other attractions as well as a chance to chat to some of the athletes competing in the games. More
In this week's Sports News: the Czech Olympic women’s basketball team suffers defeat by China; cancer survivor and badminton player Petr Koukal loses his first two Olympics matches; tennis star Tomáš Berdych crashes out of the Olympics; Petra Kvitová survives an early scare; the Czech women's beach volleyball duo fight back to secure victory and Jakub Voráček signs a four year contract with NHL team Philadelphia Flyers. More