Katerina Siniakova led the Czech team to its 11th Fed Cup victory on
Sunday. beating Sofia Kenin 7-5, 5-7, 7-5, her second singles win in the
space of 24 hours.
The match lasted three hours and 45 minutes at Prague’s O2 Arena. It is the 11th Fed Cup victory overall for the Czechs and the 6th in 8 years.
Czech tennis player Barbora Strýcová has announced that she will retire
from the sport after the Fed Cup contest against the US team in Prague this
Strýcová, now 32, won the Fed Cup for the first time when she was only 16. She won again in a double’s team with Karolína Plíšková. She achieved her highest WTA singles ranking, a world No. 16, in January 2017. This May, she peaked at No. 7 in the doubles rankings.
Meanwhile, Plíšková has pulled out of the Fed Cup due to a calf injury. She will be replaced by Barbora Krejčíková, who leads the WTA doubles rankings with her partner Kateřina Siniaková.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová will be leading the Czech team for the best-of-five series on indoor hardcourt at the O2 Arena in Prague.
Czech women’s tennis player number two Karolína Plíšková has pulled
out of the Czech team for next week’s Fed Cup final against defending
champions the United States due to a calf injury.
She will be replaced by Barbora Krejčíková, who leads the WTA doubles rankings with her partner Kateřina Siniaková.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová will be leading the Czech team for the best-of-five series on indoor hardcourt at the O2 Arena in Prague next weekend, joined by Barbora Strýcová, Kateřina Siniaková and Barbora Krejčíková.
Czech women’s tennis team captain Petr Pála has announced the line-up
for the upcoming Fed Cup final against defending champions the United
Leading the Czech team will be two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová and Karolína Plíšková, both ranked among the world’s Top Ten in singles.
For the doubles team, Pála selected Kateřina Siniaková and Barbora Strýcová for the best-of-five series on indoor hardcourt at the O2 Arena in Prague from November 10-11.
International and Czech sports stars turned out for an exhibition event at
Prague’s O2 Arena on Thursday evening at which tennis player Radek
Štěpánek officially ended his career. Current world tennis number two
Novak Djokovic and retired legend Andre Agassi attended the sold-out event,
while such huge names as Ivan Lendl, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal sent
Also paying tribute to Štěpánek, who stopped playing last November at the age of 38, were football stars Petr Čech and Pavel Nedvěd and ice hockey legend Jaromír Jágr.
Štěpánek’s highest ranking was eighth in the world and he helped the Czech Republic to two Davis Cup triumphs.
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