Hradecka and Voracova win Portoroz WTA and national team advances

23-09-2006

Lucie Hradecka and Renata Voracova have won the women's doubles at the WTA tournament in Portoroz, Slovenia. The victory came effortlessly as a member of the opposing team, Emilie Loit of France, had to withdraw from the final after injuring her wrist in the semifinal match.

Meanwhile, the Czech national team has earned a place in the Davis Cup rankings thanks to a dramatic match played in the Netherlands. Victorious in a key men's doubles match, Czech players Tomas Berdych and Martin Damm defeated the Dutch duo of Peter Wessels and Rogier Wassen in 3:1 sets, 6:7 (4:7), 5:7, 7:6 (7:2), 6:7 (4:7).