Nine Czech female singles players started this year’s Wimbledon tennis tournament, two of them in the world top 10. However, the only one left standing is a name few would have expected, Barbora Strýcová. The 33-year-old is now preparing to face Serena Williams in her first ever Grand Slam semi-final.
Four Czech tennis players made it to the fourth round of the Wimbledon
tournament, which began on Monday morning. It was a day of upsets.
First up was Barbora Strýcová, ranked no. 54, who took on Belgium’s Elise Mertens, the 21st seed, for the second time in her career. Strýcová roared back from a set down to beat Mertens by 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.
Later in the afternoon, No. 3 seed Karolína Plíšková faced fellow Czech national Karolína Muchová, ranked No. 68. Plíšková was the heavy favourite but lost in an upset to Muchová by 4-6, 7-5, 13-11.
Finally, in the most highly anticipated match, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová lost to Britain’s top player, Johanna Konta, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Strýcová will now face Konta in the quarter-finals.
Czech tennis player Markéta Vondroušová has shot to 16 in the world
rankings, her highest ever position. The 19-year-old climbed 22 places in
the WTA rankings after losing to Ashleigh Barty of Australia in her first
Grand Slam final at the Paris Open on Saturday.
The Czech Republic’s Karolína Plíšková remains number two in the world, while Petra Kvitova has climbed one spot to fifth.
Czech player Markéta Vondroušová advanced to her first career Grand Slam semifinal with a 7-6 7-5 victory over Croatia’s Petra Martic at the French Open on Tuesday. The 19-year-old Czech needed exactly two hours to book a spot in her first career major semifinal. Vondroušová will face Britain’s Johanna Konta for a place in the Roland Garros final.
Czech tennis player Markéta Vondroušová has reached the fourth round of
a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. The 19-year-old swept aside
Anastasija Sevastova in the third round of the French Open in Paris on
Sunday, beating the Latvian 6-2 6-0 in under an hour. Her next opponent
will be Petra Martic of Croatia, who earlier knocked out Karolína
The Czech Republic’s Kateřina Siniaková is also into the fourth round at Roland Garros.
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