Czech tennis player Karolína Plíšková has reached her first ever Grand Slam final after defeating world number one and top seed Serena Williams 6:2, 7:6 in the semi-final of the US Open. It is the first time in 23 years that a Czech has reached the finals of the women’s competition. Jana Novotná last achieved that in 1998. Tenth seeded Plíšková has also ended the American's reign as world number one. The 24-year-old Czech will face German second seed Angelique Kerber in the final.
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.
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