Sixth seed Karolína Plíšková is pulling out of the WTA tournament in
Prague. Plíšková, the Czech teams top ranked player ‚ made the
announcement on Moday citing health problems. She has reportedly suffered
from groin pain since Stuttgart.
Plíšková, who was slated to play against her sister Kristýna in the Prague tournament said she was very disappointed to have to pull out but would focus on getting in shape for Madrid.
Karolína Plíšková won her first title of the year when she beat
American CoCo Vanderweghe in the final of the Stuttgart Open on Sunday. She
won in straight sets 7:6, 6:4.
The win takes Plíšková’s overall tally of tournament titles to 10.
It’s Plíšková’s first win on clay since 2015 when she won the Prague tournament. Plíšková’ is seeded one when she takes part in the Prague Open next week.
The Czech Republic’s men’s tennis team have reached the playoffs for
the elite World Group in the Davis Cup. The Czechs made it 3:1 against
Israel with a doubles win in Ostrava on Saturday for an unassailable lead
on games in the best of five series.
The draw for the playoffs takes place next Wednesday. The Czech Republic won the Davis Cup in 2012 and 2013.
Czech tennis player Barbora Strýcová turned a last minute doubles pairing
into a winning combination when she won the Indian Wells title with
Taiwan’s Hsieh Su-wei.
They beat Russia’s Ekateria Makarova and Elena Vesnina, the top seeds, 6:4; 6:4 to win the doubles title.
The winners had originally expected to play with different partners and made a last minute decision to pair up for one of the biggest tennis events outside the Grand Slams.
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