Top seed Tomáš Berdych beat Adrian Mannarino 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 in Los Cabos, Mexico on Thursday. It was a hard-won victory for the Czech player with Berdych rallying from 1-4 down in the final set to reach the quarter-finals. Berdych is continuing to build on his semi-final run at Wimbledon as he bids for his first ATP World Tour title of the season. He next faces Thanasi Kokkinakis, who beat American Taylor Fritz 7-6(5), 6-2.
Karolína Plíšková officially becomes world women’s tennis number one on Monday. The 25-year-old Czech moved to the top of the rankings after Romania’s Simona Halep was defeated in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon last week. Plíšková, who comes from Louny in north Bohemia, has moved to the top despite a second-round loss at Wimbledon and despite never having won a grand slam tournament. She is currently leading the rankings by 185 points.
The Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych has been beaten by Roger Federer of Switzerland in the semi-final at Wimbledon. The 11th seeded pushed Federer hard on Centre Court, but went down 7-6(4) 7-6(4) 6-4. “I think I played really good tennis throughout the whole tournament. But I just unfortunately faced a guy who's playing his best,” Berdych said after the game.
In tennis, Czech player Tomáš Berdych reached the semi-finals of Wimbledon on Wednesday night. Opponent Serb Novak Djokovic retired after losing the first set on a tie-break and trailing in the second set by two games to love. Berdych will now face Swiss Roger Federer for a place in the final. Berdych, the 11th seed, last beat Federer on grass on his way to the Wimbledon finals in 2010. Federer came through his semi-final in straight sets.
Karolína Plíšková has become the first singles tennis player from the independent Czech Republic to become world number one. Plíšková moved to the top of the rankings after Romania’s Simona Halep was defeated in the quarter-finals at Wimbledon on Tuesday evening. The 25-year-old Plíšková, who comes from Louny in north Bohemia, had been knocked out of the competition in the second round. She said she regarded being world number one as a big responsibility and would do her best not to disappoint in the role.
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