Tomáš Berdych was not the only Czech player knocked out at the Wimbledon Championships on Wednesday: while Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká got off to a good start in their quarter-final against Australian opponents Ashleigh Barty and Casey Dellacqua, winning the first set, it ultimately wasn’t enough. They ended up losing the match. The final score was 2:6, 6:2, 6:4.
That the Wimbledon quarter-final would be difficult for Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych was pretty much a given, considering he was taking on World No.1 Novak Djokovic. Ahead of the match, the two had met on the court 15 times and only twice had Berdych bested the Serbian player. On Wednesday, he had obvious chances and was arguably in it until the middle of the second set. After that things went downhill fast.
Top Czech women’s tennis player Petra Kvitová was defeated in the quarter-finals at the Wimbledon Championships on Tuesday by Belgian player Kirsten Flipkens. Although she won the first set, Kvitová was handily beaten in the second and allowed Flipkens to serve for the match in the third after making a crucial mistake at 4:4. The final score was 6:4, 3:6, 4:6. Kvitová expressed deep disappointment afterwards in an interview for iDnes: she was the highest-seeded player left in her half of the field, and some had suggested she could go as far as the final, which she won in 2011. Flipkens, the 20th seed, will face Marion Bartoli in the semis.
The No. 7 seed, Tomáš Berdych, lost his quarter-final at Wimbledon on Wednesday against Novak Djokovic. He and the World No. 1 played a tight first set but the Czech player gave up a number of easy points and lost the tie-break to give the Serbian the set. In the second, Berdych broke Djokovic’s serve twice to take an early 3:0 lead, but the latter recovered and eventually won the second set as well. In the third, Djokovic dominated and gave his opponent few chances. The final score was 7:6, 6:4, 6:3. Berdych has now faced Novak Djokovic on 16 occasions – and won only twice.
No. 7 seed Tomáš Berdych reached the quarterfinals at Wimbledon on Monday, defeating unseeded Australian Bernard Tomic in four sets. The final score was 7-6, 6-7, 6-4, 6-4. The win sets up a quarterfinal against Novak Djokovic. In April, Berdych secured a rare win against the World No.1 in the Rome Masters; the only other time he has beaten him in 15 outings was in 2010, en route to the Wimbledon final where Berdych ended up losing to Rafael Nadal. The top Czech female player Petra Kvitová has also gone through to the quarter final, where she will face Kirsten Flipkens of Belgium. The Czech doubles duo Andrea Hlavačková and Lucie Hradecká are also not lagging behind, and will be playing an Australian team for the chance to be in the semi-final.
The country’s two top tennis players, Petra Kvitová and Tomáš Berdych, have made it to the quarter-finals at Wimbledon. Kvitová, who was the women’s champion at the All-England Club in 2011, will face Kirsten Flipkens who has never before made it so far. Berdych, by contrast, faces an arguably tougher opponent in Novak Djokovic – who he has only beaten twice.
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.
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