The Czech women’s doubles pairing of Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina
Siniaková have advanced to the semi-finals at US Open, after defeating
Elise Merten and Demi Schurs 2-6, 7-7 and 6-3.
The Czech team is just two wins away from a third straight Grand Slam title, after clinching victories at Roland Garros and Wimbledon earlier this year.
Karolína Plíšková has reached the fourth round at tennis’s US Open
for the third time in succession. The Czech player overcame Ashleigh Barty
of Australia 6-4 6-4 to set up a clash with local favourite Serena
Williams, who has 23 Grand Slams titles to her name.
The Czech women’s doubles pairing of Kateřina Siniaková and Barbora Krejčíková have also advanced to the fourth round in Flushing Meadows. After winning the French Open and Wimbledon the pair are the top seeds at the final Grand Slam tournament of the year.
Slavia Prague have replaced Viktoria Plzeň at the top of the Czech soccer
league after a 4:0 victory over reigning champions in the capital. In a
dramatic game the hosts opened the scoring after just three minutes through
Souček and were awarded two penalties, converting one. The visitors had
defender Hubník sent off five minutes before half-time.
Previously Plzeň had taken the maximum points in the opening six round of the league and Slavia are only in front of them on goal difference.
Sparta Prague have a hill to climb if they are to continue in the Europa
League after defeat in the first leg of their second qualifying round tie
against Spartak Subotica. The Czech side lost 2:0 to the Serbian club in
Novi Sad on Thursday. The second leg takes place in a week’s time.
If Sparta do get through, they will take part in the third and final qualifying round for Europe’s second-tier club competition.