Rising Czech tennis star Tomas Berdych defies the world rankings at the Paris Masters; Nicole Vaidisova's 18-match unbeaten run is at an end, but she still has reason to celebrate; Sparta Prague continue to struggle at home and in Europe; Slavia falters at the top of ice hockey's Extraliga; Jaromir Jagr continues to shine in the NHL.
In Sports News: the Czech Republic are beaten by the Netherlands in a crucial World Cup qualifier - we hear the reaction from both sides; Czech women's tennis number Nicole Vaidisova is enjoying the best spell of her short career, winning her second WTA title in two weeks; and the 115th Velka Pardubicka Grand Steeplechase is won by the Czech-owned Maskul.
Czech teenager Nicole Vaidisova won the Japan Open on Sunday after France's Tatiana Golovin was forced to retire with a leg injury in the second set. The victory was second seed Vaidisova's biggest title to date and her fourth overall. It was also her second in successive weeks having won in Seoul last week.
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.
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