In Sports News this Monday: In football, Czechs lose to Ukraine in pre-qualification friendly while action continues in Gambrinus Liga; in tennis, Olympic silver medallists Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká win doubles title at Cincinnati; and in basketball, the Czech team is second in qualification for next year’s European championships.
Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová has won her first title of the season when she beat China’s Li Na 7:5, 2:6, 6:3 at the final of the Rogers Cup tournament in Montreal, Canada, on Monday. The Czech was losing 1:3 in the first set but saved a break point and eventually took the set. She lost the second set but in the third, she improved and won a key break point in the sixth game. Kvitová, who was knocked out of the Olympic tournament’s quarterfinals, moved up one position to 5th place in the WTA rankings.
In this week's Sports News: Vavřinec Hradilek brings Czechs their first Olympic medal; a second silver for Czechs in rowing competition; Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká win silver in the tennis doubles; Kolocová and Sluková are knocked out in the beach volleyball quarter-finals; Sýkorová wins bronze in shooting competition and Miroslava Knapková brings Czechs their first gold medal.
The Czech women’s doubles pair Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká have guaranteed the Czech Republic another Olympic medal by reaching the finals of their respective tournament. The pair advanced with a 6-1, 7-6 straight sets victory over US top seeds Liezel Huber and Lisa Raymond. In the finals, the pair will either face Russia’s Maria Kirilenko and Nadia Petrova or the famous US sisters Serena and Venus Williams.
Stanislav Ježek finished fifth in the final of the Olympic men’s single canoe event on Tuesday, 8.67 seconds after the winner Tony Enstanguet from France. The 35-year-old Czech canoeist achieved the same position as four years ago at the Games in Beijing. In other Olympic results, Tomáš Berdych and Radek Štěpánek beat the Italian pair Daniele Bracciali, Andreas Seppi 4:6, 7:6, 6:4 to advanced to the second round of the Olympic tennis doubles tournament while skeet shooter Jan Sychra finished sixth in the Olympic finals on Tuesday.
Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová has made it to the third round at the
Olympic Games. On Monday, she rebounded in her match against China’s to
Shuai Peng after losing the second set. The final score was 7:5, 2:6, 6:1.
In other action, Petra Cetkovská had to forfeit her match due to injury, while Lucie Šafářová lost. Kvitová is the only Czech player left in the singles tournament.
In this week's Sports News: the Czech Olympic women’s basketball team suffers defeat by China; cancer survivor and badminton player Petr Koukal loses his first two Olympics matches; tennis star Tomáš Berdych crashes out of the Olympics; Petra Kvitová survives an early scare; the Czech women's beach volleyball duo fight back to secure victory and Jakub Voráček signs a four year contract with NHL team Philadelphia Flyers.
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