Czech tennis player Lucie Šafářová and her US doubles partner Bethanie
Mattek-Sands have announced a comeback after a one-year pause caused by
Mattek-Sands knee injury. Šafářová announced on Saturday that she will
pair up with her US partner at Wimbledon, which gets underway in July.
The pair last played together at the French Open in 2017, picking up their fifth Grand Slam title. Mattek-Sands subsequently suffered a serious knee injury during her second-round singles match at Wimbledon, which kept her out of action for almost a year.
Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych has reached the quarter-finals at Germany’s Stuttgart Open tournament. The 32-year-old Czech, who was seeded third, defeated Benoit Paire of France 7-6 and 6-4 and marked his first win in an ATP tournament since March. He fill face Canadian Milos Raonic in the next round.
The leading Czech women’s tennis players Karolína Plíšková and Petra
Kvitová were knocked out in the third round of tennis’s French Open on
Plíšková lost to 1-6 2-6 to Maria Sharapova of Russia, while Kvitová was beaten 7-6 7-6 in Paris by Anett Kontaveit of Estonia, bringing her run of 13 consecutive wins on clay to an end.
Petra Kvitová won the Madrid Open on Saturday evening, beating Kiki
Bertens of the Netherlands 7-6 4-6 6-3 in an encounter lasting almost three
hours. The two-time Wimbledon winner, who had knocked compatriot Karolína
Plíšková out in the semi-finals, became the first woman to win the
tournament three times.
Kvitová’s triumph in Spain came a week after she won the Prague Open and brings her WTA titles tally to four this season and 24 overall.
Petra Kvitová has reached the final of the Madrid Open. The two-time
Wimbledon winner overcome compatriot Karolína Plíšková in the
semi-finals 7-6 6-3. Kvitová is aiming to become the first woman to win
the tournament three times.
The 28-year-old, who triumphed in the Prague Open last weekend, will face Dutch player Kiki Bertens in the final.
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