In Sports News: the Czech national football team arrives in Poland ahead of Euro 2012; in hockey, the L.A. Kings have won the first two games of Stanley Cup finals against the New Jersey Devils, lessening the chance the cup will travel to the Czech Republic this year; in tennis, world No. 4 Petra Kvitová and fellow Czech player Klára Zakopalová have both made it to the fourth round at the French Open.
World No. 4 Petra Kvitová and fellow Czech player Klára Zakopalová have both made it to the fourth round at the French Open. Zakopalová advanced in straight sets over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (6:3, 7:5). Kvitová lost her first set at Roland Garros but survived for a 6-2 4-6 6-1 victory over Nina Bratchikova.
Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych survived a tough five-setter on Friday against South Africa’s Kurt Anderson at Roland-Garros. The seventh seed won the opening set but lost the next two before fighting his way back into the match. Berdych won the deciding set 6:4. Anderson was seeded 31st in the tournament. The second-round win means that Berdych will face either Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina or Croatia’s Marin Cilic next.
Czech tennis players Petra Kvitová and Klára Zakopalová have advanced to the third round of the Roland Garros. Fourth seeded Kvitová defeated Poland’s Urszula Radwaňska, 6:1 6:3. Zakopalová then bested 16th seed Marie Kirilenkova of Russia in three sets, 6:4, 3:6 6:3. In men’s tennis, only Tomáš Berdych remains of the Czech singles players after Lukáš Rosol lost to 13th placed Argentine Juan Mónak 6:7, 0:6 6:7. Berdych will vie for the round of 16 on Friday.
Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych lost the first finals game against the Serbian Janko Tipsarević 5:7, 6:7 at the Power Horse World Team Championship in the German city of Düsseldorf. After the Czech defeat, Serbia now leads by 1:0 in the finals. For the Czechs to advance, Radek Štěpánek has to beat his opponent Viktor Troicky in the second game of the finals.
Czech tennis player Petra Kvítová made it into the quarterfinals at the Italian Open in Rome. The Wimbledon champion won in straight sets to reach the third round. Kvítová overcame eight double-faults to beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 7-5, 6-4 in her opening match. Kvítová dominated the match with her attacking game.
In Sports News: Liberec win Czech football title; Arsenal, with Czech midfielder Tomáš Rosický, have secured a spot in next year’s Champions League; Chimsa, Kiprop win Prague International Marathon while legendary footballer Pavel Nedvěd also takes part; the Czech national hockey team wins over Italy but loses to Russia in group stage action at the World Championship in ice hockey; Czech tennis player Berdych loses to Federer in Madrid final.
In Sports news this Monday: Pardubice win the Czech hockey league playoffs; in the NHL, the Philadelphia Flyers with Jaromír Jágr knock Pittsburgh out of the Stanley Cup playoffs; in football, three teams compete for the title with four rounds to go; and in tennis, the Czech Republic’s women’s team beats Italy to reach the Fed Cup finals.
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