The Czech women’s tennis number one, Petra Kvitová, has been knocked out at the semi-finals stage at the Cincinnati Masters. Kvitová lost 6-3 4-6 2-6 to Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands on Saturday for her first defeat in 17 consecutive semi-finals. The Czech world no. six had also been defeated by Bertens a fortnight previously.
Petra Kvitová has reached the semi-finals at tennis’s Cincinnati
Masters. The Czech overcame Elise Mertens of Belgium in an almost
three-hour encounter that ended 7-5 5-7 6-3 to equal her best result to
date in the competition, where she previously made it into the last four in
Kvitová’s next opponent will be Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands. The Czech is currently ranked sixth in the world.
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The Czech pair Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková have won the
women's doubles final at Wimbledon, defeating Czech-US duo Květa
Peschkeová and Nicole Melichar 6-4, 4-6 and 6-0.
They are only the second ever Czech female doubles pairing to take a trophy at Wimbledon, following Jana Novotná and Helena Suková who won in 1989 and 1990.
Krejčíková and Siniaková, who are both 22, have also won the women’s doubles title at this year’s French Open in Paris.
All Czech tennis players were knocked out of the Wimbledon singles
competitions after the last two Czech hopes, Karolína Plíšková and
Jiří Veselý, lost their fourth-round matches on Monday.
The Czech women’s tennis number one, Karolína Plíšková, failed to get past Kiki Bertens of the Netherlands, who won 3-6 7-6, while Jiří Veselý lost to Rafael Nadal 3-6, 3-6, 4-6.
In doubles, Lucie Šafářová with US partner Bethanie Mattek-Sands advanced to the fourth round after defeating the Czech duo Barbora Strýcová and Andrea Sestini Hlaváčková 2-6, 7-6, 6-4.
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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