Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych will face Croatia’s Ivan Dodig in the first round of Wimbledon. Radek Štěpánek, who has received a wild card to the tournament, will play Australian Nick Kyrgios in his opening match. In the women’s singles, the tenth-seeded double Wibledon Champion Petra Kvitová will play Sorana Cirstea of Romania, while Barbora Strýcová has drawn Anett Kontaveit of Estonia. Another Czech, Lucie Šafářová, will face her double’s partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands.
In tennis, the draw for the Fed Cup will pitch holders the Czech Republic against Spain. The opening tie of the top women’s team competition will be held on February 11 and 12 2017. The Czech Republic will host the tie and be able to choose a surface to their liking and which will discomfort their opponents. Team captain Petr Pála said the draw was not bad given that the team wanted to avoid a trip to the US.
In tennis, Czech player Adam Pavlásek has made into the top worldwide 100 for the first time. The talented youngster, he’s 21, jumped from his previous 114 place on the ATP ladder to 99 thanks to winning the Prague Challenge tournament. Top Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych remains in an unchanged eighth position in the rankings.
Czech tennis player Karolína Plíšková has clinched her first title of the season. after beating Alison Riske of the United States 7:6, 7:5 in the final of the WTA tournament in Nottingham on Sunday. Another Czech, Andrea Hlaváčková, won the women’s doubles at the same tournament. Along with her partner, Shuai Peng of China they defeated the Canadian-Chinese pairing of Gabriela Dabrowski and Zhaoxuan Yang 7:5, 3:6,10:7.
British tennis player Andy Murray has reunited with his former coach, Czech-born tennis legend Ivan Lendl. The World No. 2 has confirmed that they will start work together again from Monday. Murray worked with Lendl for two years, from 2012 to 2014, and during that time won Wimbledon, the US Open and the Olympic gold medal. Since Lendl's departure, Murray has lost three Grand Slam finals.
Czech tennis player Karolína Plíšková has claimed her spot in the women's final of the WTA tournament in Nottingham, after beating no.4 seed Monica Puig of Puerto Rico 6:2, 6:2 in just 54 minutes. The top-seeded Czech will play for her fifth WTA title on Sunday, facing Alison Riske of the United States. She is also scheduled to play the doubles semifinal with her sister Kristýna.
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