Former champion Petra Kvitová became the first player to reach the quarterfinals at this year's Wimbledon, beating Carla Suarez Navarro of Spain 7-6 (5), 6-3. Kvitová landed the decisive break for a 4-2 lead in the second set before serving out the win. The Czech eighth seed will face Belgian 20th seed Kirsten Flipkens for a place in the semi-finals. As the highest seed remaining in the bottom half of the draw, Kvitová has a golden opportunity to reach her second grand slam final.
Petra Kvítová, whose third-round Wimbledon match against the Russian Ekaterina Makarova was suspended on Friday evening because of darkness, returned in excellent form on Saturday and finished off the match in 23 minutes with a 6:3, 2:6, 6:3 victory. Her fellow Czech singles player, Tomáš Berdych, will also continue on to the fourth round, after struggling in the first set, but in the end beating Kevin Anderson from South Africa in four sets: 3:6, 6:3, 6:4, 7:5. Two Czech female singles players Petra Cetkovská a Eva Birnerová lost their third round matches, while Klára Zakopalová is yet to face Li Na on Saturday evening.
Top Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych is going on to the third round of the Wimbledon tournament after defeating the German Daniel Brands in three sets on Thursday. A less well known female player, Karolína Plíšková, will continue to the second round on Wimbledon grass for the first time in her career, having beaten the Croatian Petra Martić. Klára Zakopalová is the third Czech player that has not been knocked out yet. After a victory over the German Annike Beck, she will face Li Na from China in the third round.
In the women’s singles at Wimbledon, Petra Cetovská surprised 9th seed
and former world No.1 Caroline Wozniacki, winning in straight sets. The
final score was 6:2, 6:2.
In the men’s singles, Radek Štepánek had the upper hand in his second-round match against Jerzy Janowicz, leading the second set after winning the first. But in the end he had to retire from the match due to a thigh injury.
Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká have been knocked out in the semi-finals of the women’s doubles competition at the French Open. The Czech duo lost 4-6 5-7 to Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova of Russia. Hradecká had lifted the mixed doubles title alongside František Čermák at Roland Garros on Thursday.
The Czech team of Lucie Hradecká and František Čermák won the mixed doubles tournament at the Roland Garros French Open on Thursday. The pair faced a French-Canadian team of Daniel Nestor and Kristina Mladenovic. After losing the first set 6-1, recovered and finished off the match 6:4, 10:6. This is the first time a Czech team has won the mixed doubles at the French Open since 1991. Hradecká and Čermák appeared as a team at this year’s Australian Open, where they reached the final. Hradecká has another doubles match ahead of her in Paris. She will be joining her other partner Andrea Hlaváčková in the women’s doubles semi-finals on Friday against a Russian duo.
Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová lost to Jamie Hampton from the US 1-6, 6-7 in the third round of the French Open on Saturday, and has been knocked out of the tournament. The US player stunned the seventh seeded Czech who made a number of errors and didn’t really get into the game. Kvitová was the last Czech player left in this year’s singles at the French Open.
Seventh-seeded Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová defeated France’s Aravane Rezai in three sets at the Roland Garros French Open on Wednesday. Kvitová struggled during the match but finally beat Rezai 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 in her first-round game in Paris. Four other Czech female players lost their first-round matches. On the other hand, Jan Hájek and Petra Cetkovská will be moving on to the second round together with Kvitová.
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