Former world number 1, Ivan Lendl, who coached Alexander Zverev to his only
major title at the ATP Tour Finals last November, has announced that their
cooperation is over, effective immediately.
One of the most successful partnerships in the annals of tennis ended on a sour note, with Zverev accusing Lendl of not devoting himself properly to the job and Lendl saying Zverev’s off-court issues prevented him from working in a way that was consistent with Lendl’s philosophy.
This year’s Wimbledon has been a successful tournament for Czech tennis in the doubles category. Barbora Strýcová won the women’s competition with her Taiwanese partner Hsieh Su-wei, a feat that simultaneously propelled her to world number one status. There is also hope of upcoming talent in the men’s category as a Czech duo won the junior doubles for the first time ever.
Barbora Strýcová of the Czech Republic and Hsieh Su-wei of Chinese Taipei
claimed the Wimbledon women's doubles title beating Gabriela Dabrowski
of Canada and Xu Yifan of China, 6-2, 6-4 in one hour and six minutes.
It is the first Grand Slam title in women’s doubles for Strýcová, who will rise to WTA Doubles World No.1 in the WTA doubles rankings for the first time in her career as a result.
No.1 seeds from the Czech Republic Jonáš Forejtek and Jiří Lehečka are
boys’ doubles champions at Wimbledon after beating Liam Draxl and Govind
Nanda 7:5, 6:4.
It is the third time that an all-Czech juniors team has won a grand slam; on previous occasions it was Petr Korda and Cyril Suk at Roland Garros in 1985, and then again in January of this year when Jonáš Forejtek and Dalibor Svrčina won at the Australian Open.
Czech tennis player Barbora Strýcová has failed to reach the final of the
Wimbledon tournament. The 33-year-old Czech was defeated by the seven-time
Wimbledon champion Serena Williams 6-1 6-2 in less than an hour.
Strýcová is still playing in the doubles alongside Hsieh Su-Wei. The Chinese Taipei-Czech pair is set to face No.1 seeds Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic for a spot in the finals.
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.
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