Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková won the women's doubles final match of the French Open tennis tournament on Sunday, defeating Japan's Eri Hoizumi and Makoto Ninomiya in two sets 6-3, 6-3. Krejčíková and Siniaková, who are both 22, were playing in their fifth major tournament together. It is the third Czech victory in the womens doubles at Rolland Garros.
The legendary Czech footballer Tomáš Rosický ended his career with a
star-studded beneficiary match at Prague’s Sparta stadium on Saturday.
Thousands of fans from at home and abroad turned up for the match which pitted international stars such as Cesc Fábregas, Mathieu Flamini, Van Persie, Aleksandr Hleb and Jens Lehmann against a home team including Pavel Nedvěd, Karel Poborský, Jan Koller, Petr Čech and Milan Baroš.
Rosický’s penalty shot helped his team to a 5:2 victory and the last goal was scored by his four-year-old son who joined his father on the pitch in the last minutes of the game.
In football, manager of Sparta Prague Zdeněk Ščasný has said he is not
counting of former national defender Michael Kadlec nor French midfielder
Rio Mavuba in the upcoming season.
The manager though confirmed that Sparta is keen to sign Bohemian 1905’s Ghana striker Benjamin Tetteh.
After their disappointing fifth place in the league last season, Ščasný said he is looking to bring in three or four new players to boost the squad.
Viktoria Plzeň have been crowned Czech football league champions after a
2:1 win over Teplice on Saturday evening. The West Bohemians secured the
title one round before the end of the season and gave themselves a seven
point lead on second-placed Slavia.
Plzeň, which won the league for the fifth time within the past eight years and for the third time in a row, have secured a spot in the Champions League’s playoffs next season.
The captain of Sparta Prague football club, David Lafata, has announced
that he is retiring at the end of this season, the club said in a statement
on its website. The striker, who is 36, is currently the top scorer in the
Czech top flight with 198 goals.
Lafata said he would like to say goodbye to fans at Sparta’s last home game of the season against Olomouc on May 19. The veteran player picked up 41 caps for the Czech national team, finding the net nine times.