Nicole Vaidisova knocked-out of Wimbledon

03-07-2006

Czech tennis star Nicole Vaidisova has ended her run at Wimbledon before reaching the quarter finals. The women's number ten seed and semi finalist at the French Open lost to China's Li Na on the grass courts on Monday. After a good start for Vaidisova in the first set, the match ended 6:4, 1:6, 3:6.

In men's action, Radek Stepanek has advanced to the quarter finals for the first time in his career, with a victory over Spain's Fernando Verdasco. The verdict after five sets was 6:7, 6:3, 4:6, 6:4, and 6:2. Stepanek will meet Jonas Bjorkman of Sweden in the quarter final.

Meanwhile, Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic was beaten by Roger Federer, 6:3, 6:3, 6:4.