In Sports News: Czech women's tennis number one Nicole Vaidisova wins the third WTA title of her career in Seoul, while men's number one Radek Stepanek is beaten in the final of the Vietnam Open; the Czech football team are under pressure, with several players out or doubtful for their last two World Cup qualifiers; and Stepanka Hilgertova comes fourth in the World Slalom Championships but isn't hanging her kayak up just yet.
Retired tennis star Ivan Lendl will be named on Sunday to the US Open's Hall of Fame. The Czech-born player won the final three times at Flushing Meadows in the years 1985 - 88. In all, Lendl appeared in 8 finals, tying Bill Tilden's record from 1918 - 1925. Lendl, who became a US citizen in 1982, played some of his most memorable matches against US-born player Jimmy Connors and American star John McEnroe.
In Sports News: Vaidisova and Berdych are the best of the Czechs at tennis's US Open, though once again no Czechs make it through to the second week at a Grand Slam tournament; the national football team's chances of reaching next year's World Cup suffer a setback with a 2:0 defeat to Romania, while several players are set to miss Wednesday's game against Armenia; the Czech Republic takes two medals at the World Rowing Championships; and the country's ice hockey team come third in the Ceska pojistovna Cup
In Sports News: Czech international footballer Milan Baros makes a dream debut for new club Aston Villa, while Jiri Jarosik scores his first Premier League goal for Birmingham; former captain Pavel Nedved confirms he will not return to the national team; almost 80,000 fans watch the great Valentino Rossi win motorcycling's Czech Grand Prix in Brno; and upcoming Czech tennis player Lucie Safarova wins the second WTA title of her career.
In Sports News: Sigma Olomouc cause a sensation by knocking Borussia Dortmund out of football's Intertoto Cup; Milan Baros's future should be decided this week when he holds talks with Liverpool's manager, while young Czech striker Petr Mikolanda gets a chance at West Ham; tennis player Klara Koukalova loses another WTA final; and a Czech postman completes cycling's Tour de France on a penny farthing bicycle.
In Sports News: the Czech women's tennis team lose to Italy in a playoff for the Fed Cup's elite World Group; Jana Novotna is inducted into the tennis hall of fame; Ondrej Synek wins a rowing World Cup in his debut season; high-jumper Jaroslav Baba impresses in Rome; and Czech Under 21 football captain Vaclav Sverkos could be moving to Stuttgart.
Czech tennis player Jana Novotna, a fresh winner of the women's "over-35" doubles with Tracy Austin at Wimbledon on Saturday, will be inducted to the Tennis Hall of Fame. Novotna, who won 16 grandslam doubles and mixed-doubles titles throughout her career, will be inducted along with players Jim Courier and Yannick Noah. Novotna's most emotional win and career peak came in 1998 when she won the Wimbledon singles final.
In Sports News: success for Czech canoeists at the European Championships in Slovenia; Kvetoslava Peschkeova is the only Czech to make it past the third round at Wimbledon; and after recovering from leukemia Vaclav Kalousek denies suggestions from Slavia Prague's manager that he is finished in top football.
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