The Czech Republic's Nicole Vaidisova, age 15, won the Tashkent Open on Monday. The unseeded teenager claimed her second WTA title with a 5-7 6-3 6-2 win over French ninth seed Virgine Razzai. Miss Vaidisova, who was 103rd in WTA rankings ahead of this victory, had only won a single WTA title in her tennis career - in Vancouver, earlier this year.
In Sports News: new Czech tennis star Nicole Vaidisova, 15, wins her second WTA title; Czech men's number one Jiri Novak quashes speculation he is planning to retire this year; Sparta beat Slavia in the Prague 'S' football derby and are now looking forward to a Champions League match at home against Man United; Josef Musil becomes the first Czech ever inducted into the volleyball Hall of Fame.
15-year-old Czech tennis player Nicole Vaidisova won her second WTA title on Sunday, downing French opponent Virginia Razzano in three sets at the Tashkent Open. Vaidisova came back from one set down, winning the next two sets 6:3, 6:2. Vaidisova's win earns her 140, 000 US dollars. Earlier in the year she won her first WTA title in Vancouver.
15-year-old Czech tennis player Nicole Vaidisova has made it to a WTA
final for the second time in her career. On Saturday the Czech player
downed American opponent Meghann Shaughnessy in three sets in her
semi-final at the Tashkent Open in Uzbekistan, winning the last set on
a tie-break. On Sunday she will face Virginia Razzano of France.
Ms Vaidisova currently ranks 103 in the women's rankings: a win on Sunday would see her earn 140, 000 U.S. dollars.
In Sports News: Czech tennis number one Jiri Novak wins the sixth ATP title of his career, the Japan Open; the Czech football team take the first points of their campaign to reach the 2006 World Cup; Tomas Jun scores a hat trick for the Under 21s and receives a debut call-up for the senior squad; Sparta and Ostrava are fined by UEFA; the famous Velka Pardubicka steeplechase is won for the second year in a row by German-trained Registana.
In Sports News: Czech tennis player Berdych wins his first ever ATP tournament, just a fortnight after his 19th birthday; hard man defender Tomas Repka looks set to return to the Czech international football team, though Patrik Berger's agent says the midfielder is unlike to do likewise; leading Czech racing driver Tomas Enge crashes in his first Indy Racing League race.
Czech tennis player Tomas Berdych has capped a great year by winning his first ATP title, the Sicily International tournament. Berdych, who recently turned 19, won almost $400,000 prize money when he beat Italy's Filippo Volandri 6-3 6-3 in Sunday's final. The Czech hit the headlines during the Olympic Games, when he knocked out world number one Roger Federer.
In today's Sports News: the Czech Republic has got off to a good start at the Paralympics in Athens with two gold medals, though a third Czech was stripped of gold after a dispute about her disability categorisation; the highlight of the first weekend of ice hockey's Extraliga was the Prague derby, which was won by Slavia; in football, Sparta Prague extended their lead at the top of the table; several Czech athletes have ended the season with good results.
Czech tennis player David Rikl and his Indian partner Leander Paes have
lost their doubles final at the U.S. Open in New York. The two were
defeated in straight sets 6:3, 6:3 by the Bahamian/Canadian duo of Mark
Knowles and Daniel Nestor.
The grand-slam finals appearance at Flushing Meadows was Czech player David Rikl's first.
New foreigners’ law to change conditions for non-EU nationals
Czech foreign ministry reports record number of visa applications
Restaurant tells visitors to “clear their plates” or pay a 50 crown fine for wasting food
New index shows locations with best quality of life in Czech Republic
Archaeologists unearth rare Renaissance-Baroque brew house in ‘Czech Paradise’