Ivory Coast international Simon Deli is reportedly leaving Slavia Prague
for FC Brugge next season.
According to press reports, the Belgian team will pay around 2.5 million euros for the 27-year-old defender.
Deli has twice won the championship title with Slavia Prague and the Czech Cup. He was also a regular player for his club in the Europa League quarter-finals this year.
Four Czech tennis players made it to the fourth round of the Wimbledon
tournament, which began on Monday morning. It was a day of upsets.
First up was Barbora Strýcová, ranked no. 54, who took on Belgium’s Elise Mertens, the 21st seed, for the second time in her career. Strýcová roared back from a set down to beat Mertens by 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Later in the afternoon, No. 3 seed Karolína Plíšková faced fellow Czech national Karolína Muchová, ranked No. 68. Plíšková was the heavy favourite but lost in an upset to Muchová by 4-6, 7-5, 13-11.
Finally, in the most highly anticipated match, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová lost to Britain’s top player, Johanna Konta, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Strýcová will now face Konta in the quarter-finals.
Czech tennis player Markéta Vondroušová has shot to 16 in the world
rankings, her highest ever position. The 19-year-old climbed 22 places in
the WTA rankings after losing to Ashleigh Barty of Australia in her first
Grand Slam final at the Paris Open on Saturday.
The Czech Republic’s Karolína Plíšková remains number two in the world, while Petra Kvitova has climbed one spot to fifth.
Czech player Markéta Vondroušová advanced to her first career Grand Slam semifinal with a 7-6 7-5 victory over Croatia’s Petra Martic at the French Open on Tuesday. The 19-year-old Czech needed exactly two hours to book a spot in her first career major semifinal. Vondroušová will face Britain’s Johanna Konta for a place in the Roland Garros final.
Czech tennis player Markéta Vondroušová has reached the fourth round of
a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. The 19-year-old swept aside
Anastasija Sevastova in the third round of the French Open in Paris on
Sunday, beating the Latvian 6-2 6-0 in under an hour. Her next opponent
will be Petra Martic of Croatia, who earlier knocked out Karolína
The Czech Republic’s Kateřina Siniaková is also into the fourth round at Roland Garros.
The Czech ice hockey team lost to arch-rivals Russia on Sunday night by a
score of 3-2 in sudden death, missing out on a bronze in the IIHF World
Championship in Bratislava.
Both the third period of regulation play and overtime period were scoreless. In the sudden death shootout, no Czech managed to score.
The Czechs scored two goals in the first period – Michal Řepík at 13:41 and Dominik Kubalík at 18:34. The Russians scored one goal in each of the first regulation periods – Mikhail Grigorenko at 13:00 and Artem Anisimov just 00:39 into the second period.
Canada and Finland are competing for the gold in a match later on Sunday night.
The Czech Republic won gold medals at the IIHF hockey Worlds in 1996, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2005, and 2010. When part of Czechoslovakia, the team won another six gold medals.