In tennis, Czech player Karolína Plíšková has won her way through to her first singles Grand Slam quater- final. Plíšková turned around the US Open match against Venus Williams and took the deciding tie break. The final score was 4:6, 6:4, 7:6. Plíšková will now face Croatian Ana Konjuh who was unseeded in the tournament.
Petra Kvitová has been knocked out of the US Open in straight sets by second-seed Angelique Kerber of Germany. Kerber advanced to the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows by defeating the Czech on Sunday night: the final score was 6-3, 7-5. Kvitova, who recent showed promising form with a bronze at the Olympic Games in Rio, made 43 unforced errors in the match, including seven double faults. The last double came on match point.
The Czech men’s tennis number one Tomáš Berdych says he will not be taking part in the US Open due to health reasons. The 30-year-old tweeted on Saturday that he was unable to make the Grand Slam event after this week being diagnosed with appendicitis in Cincinnati. The one-time world number four said he was returning to Europe for treatment.
Czech men’s tennis number one Tomáš Berdych says he is excited about working with his new coach Goran Ivanisevic. Speaking in Cincinnati ahead of the first tournament at which the Croat is coaching him, Berdych told the ATP tour website that he thought Ivanisevic was the person he was looking for. The Czech’s highest ever world ranking is fourth. He has 12 ATP titles to his name but has never won a Grand Slam.
In Sports News this Monday: Czechs take four bronze medals in Rio in two days, including three in tennis; after winning his first Olympics medal in the mixed doubles, veteran Štěpánek says success in Czech colours tops other honours; and rower Synek, who came third in single sculls, concedes he may never top an Olympic podium.
In the women’s doubles competition, two Czech teams fought for the bronze
medal. In the end, the duo Lucie Šafářová and Barbora Strýcová
defeated Andrea Hlaváčková and Lucie Hradecká 7:5, 6:1. Hlaváčková
played with a fractured orbital bone, an injury she suffered in the
semi-finals after Switzerland's Martina Hingis crushed a swinging
volley into her face.
Lucie Hradecká,alongside Radek Štěpánek, will also fight for the bronze in mixed doubles. The Czechs lost in the semi-finals against the US duo Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock 6:4, 7:6 (7:3) and will face the Indian pairing of Sania Mirza and Rohan Bopanna in their last match.
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