Karolína Plíšková has been knocked out at the quarter-finals stage of
the US Open in New York. The Czech’s 6-7 3-6 defeat to Coco Vandeweghe of
the United States on Wednesday means that Plíšková will lose her world
number one ranking after eight weeks at the top.
Meanwhile, the Czech Republic is guaranteed to have a pair in the doubles final at Flushing Meadow, with Lucie Šafářová and Barbora Strýcová set to meet Lucie Hradecká and Kateřina Siniaková in the semi-finals.
Petra Kvitová has been knocked out in the quarter-finals of the US Open in
New York. The Czech lost 3-6 6-3 6-7 to Venus Williams of the United States
in two hours and 28 minutes on the Arthur Ashe court at Flushing Meadow on
Reaching the last eight in the final Grand Slam of the season was an impressive achievement for Kvitová, who was playing only her eighth tournament since requiring major surgery on her left hand after an attack at her home last December.
Top seed Karolína Plíšková made quick work of American player Jennifer
Brady on Monday at the US, losing just one game in the first set (6:1, 6:0)
to clinch a spot in the quarterfinal at the US Open. Fellow Czech player
Petra Kvitová qualified for the quarterfinals a day earlier.
Lucie Šafařová, however, did not advance, losing to Coco Vandewegh in straight sets.
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Top seed Tomáš Berdych beat Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Los Cabos, Mexico on Thursday. It was a hard-won victory for the Czech player with Berdych rallying from 1-4 down in the final set to reach the quarter-finals. Berdych is continuing to build on his semi-final run at Wimbledon as he bids for his first ATP World Tour title of the season. He next faces Thanasi Kokkinakis, who beat American Taylor Fritz 7-6(5), 6-2.