In Sports News this week: Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková win women’s doubles at Wimbledon; Tomáš Berdych drops out of men’s top 50; Czechs take two bronze medals at World Rowing Cup in Switzerland; Czech biker Nikola Nosková takes gold and bronze at European Championships; javelin champion Špotáková gives birth to second son.
Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych has reached the quarter-finals at Germany’s Stuttgart Open tournament. The 32-year-old Czech, who was seeded third, defeated Benoit Paire of France 7-6 and 6-4 and marked his first win in an ATP tournament since March. He fill face Canadian Milos Raonic in the next round.
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.