The Czech women’s tennis number one, Karolína Plíšková, was knocked
out in the fourth round at Wimbledon on Monday afternoon. The 26-year-old
failed to get past Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, who won 3-6 7-6.
In the men’s singles, Czech Jiří Veselý is set to face world number one Rafael Nadal in the fourth round, which is scheduled to take place on centre court on Monday evening.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová has been knocked out of the
first round of the women’s singles at Wimbledon, after losing to
Aliksandra Sasnovich of Belarus 4:6, 6:4 and 0:6.
Five Czechs have advanced to the second round, including seventh seeded Karolína Plíšková, who will face Viktoria Azarenka of Belarus in her next match on Wednesday.
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Kvitová is back as the Czech top seed on the WTA ladder. Kvitová now
ranks seventh place where she replaced Karolína Plíšková after the
latter crashed out of Eastbourne. Plíšsková dropped to eighth place.
Kvitová has claimed five titles in 2018, two on hard courts, two on clay and one on grass, in Birmingham last weekend.
Petra Kvitová has won her fifth tennis title of the season. The Czech
player came from behind to defeat Magdaléna Rybáriková of Slovakia 4-6
6-1 6-2 on Sunday to lift the title at the Birmingham Classic in the UK.
Kvitová did not drop a set on her route to the final in Birmingham, where
she also took last year’s trophy.
The two-time Wimbledon winner suffered a terrible hand injury when she was stabbed in late 2016 but has made an impressive recovery and is now ranked eighth in the world.
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.
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