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
The women’s tennis team, the defending champions from last year, trails
2:1 against Italy in the Fed Cup semifinal. On Saturday, Lucie
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová beat world number one Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark 6:3, 6:4 in the semifinals of the WTA event in Dubai on Friday. The sixth-seeded Czech will play Italy's Sara Errani in the final, her first WTA final this season.
In Sports News this Monday: the Czech Republic advance to the semi-finals of the Fed Cup after a home victory over Australia; nearly 70,000 turn out for the first three days of the Biathlon World Championships; Sparta face Chelsea and Plzeň play Napoli in the Europa League; and Milan Baroš is close to a return to Ostrava. More