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The Czech pair Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková have won the
women's doubles final at Wimbledon, defeating Czech-US duo Květa
Peschkeová and Nicole Melichar 6-4, 4-6 and 6-0.
They are only the second ever Czech female doubles pairing to take a trophy at Wimbledon, following Jana Novotná and Helena Suková who won in 1989 and 1990.
Krejčíková and Siniaková, who are both 22, have also won the women’s doubles title at this year’s French Open in Paris.
All Czech tennis players were knocked out of the Wimbledon singles
competitions after the last two Czech hopes, Karolína Plíšková and
Jiří Veselý, lost their fourth-round matches on Monday.
The Czech women’s tennis number one, Karolína Plíšková, failed to get past Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, who won 3-6 7-6, while Jiří Veselý lost to Rafael Nadal 3-6, 3-6, 4-6.
In doubles, Lucie Šafářová with US partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands advanced to the fourth round after defeating the Czech duo Barbora Strýcová and Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková 2-6, 7-6, 6-4.
The Czech women’s tennis number one, Karolína Plíšková, was knocked
out in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Monday afternoon. The 26-year-old
failed to get past Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, who won 3-6 7-6.
In the men’s singles, Czech Jiří Veselý is set to face world number one Rafael Nadal in the fourth round, which is scheduled to take place on centre court on Monday evening.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová has been knocked out of the
first round of the women’s singles at Wimbledon, after losing to
Aliksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 4:6, 6:4 and 0:6.
Five Czechs have advanced to the second round, including seventh seeded Karolína Plíšková, who will face Viktoria Azarenka of Belarus in her next match on Wednesday.
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Kvitová is back as the Czech top seed on the WTA ladder. Kvitová now
ranks seventh place where she replaced Karolína Plíšková after the
latter crashed out of Eastbourne. Plíšsková dropped to eighth place.
Kvitová has claimed five titles in 2018, two on hard courts, two on clay and one on grass, in Birmingham last weekend.