Tennis: Berdych, Štěpánek advance to Australian Open’s third round

16-01-2013

Czech tennis players Tomáš Berdych and Radek Štěpánek have advanced to the third round of the Australian Open. The eight-seed Berdych beat Guillaume Rufin of France 6-2 6-2 6-4 while Štěpánek, seeded 31st, defeated Spain’s Feliciano Lopez with the same score. In the women’s singles, Czechs Klára Zakopalová, Lucie Hradecká and Kristýna Plíšková have all been knocked out of the season-opening event in Melbourne.