Czech tennis player Tomáš Berdych has won a place in the Wimbledon quarterfinals after a five set roller coaster against Austria’s Dominic Thiem, the eighth seed. Berdych clinched the match 6:3, 6:7, 6:3, 3:6, 6:3 after almost three hours on court. It is the Czech’s fifth appearance in the Wimbledon last 16 where he also reached the finals in 2010. Berdych will face the winner of the match between Serbia’s Novak Djokovic and Frenchman Adrian Mannarino.
Tomaáš Berdych put on a commanding performance at Wimbledon on Saturday getting through to the fourth round of the championship for the ninth time. The 2010 finalist erased the only break point he faced and won 84 per cent of his first-serve points to beat Spaniard David Ferrer 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in one hour and 45 minutes. He will meet either eighth seed Dominic Thiem or American Jared Donaldson in the fourth round.
Czech tennis player and former Wimbledon finalist Tomáš Berdych has slipped to 15th from 14th place on the mens’ world ranking at the start of the Wimbledon tournament. Frenchman Gael Monfils, finalist in the weekend’s Eastbourne tournament, leapfrogged over the Czech into 14th place. Berdych played an exhibition tournament at Hurlingham as his Wimbledon warm up and could therefore not pick up any points.
World number three Karolina Plíkova beat Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-4 to win the Aegon International at Eastbourne for the first time on Saturday. It was the 25-year-old Czech third seed's ninth title as she prepares for the start of Wimbledon on Monday. The last Czech player to win the Eastbourne title was Jana Novotná in 1998, who then went on to triumph at Wimbledon two weeks later.
Czech tennis player Karolina Pliskova, ranked third in the world in women’s tennis, has drawn Russian opponent Evgeniya Rodina in her opening match at Wimbledon, while two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová who recently made a remarkable comeback after a career-threatening hand injury, will face Johanna Larsson of Sweden. The Czech players could face each other in the tournament only in the final.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová has pulled out of the Eastbourne tournament due to an abdominal injury. The Czech won the Aegon Classic in Birmingham on Sunday, her second tournament since she was stabbed by an intruder at her home in December. The victory at Birmingham moved her to 12th place in the world rankings. She is one of the favourites for Wimbledon, where she won the title in 2011 and 2014.
Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová won the Aegon Classic tournament in Birmingham, just six months after sustaining a career-threatening injury. The two-time Wimbledon champion defeated Australia's Ashleigh Barty 4-6, 6-3, 6-2 in only her second tournament since the start of her comeback. Kvitová was sidelined for five months after she was hurt during an attack at her apartment, sustaining injuries to her left, playing hand. She returned at last month's French Open, where she lost in the second round.
Czech tennis player Petra Kvitová has she reached the Aegon Classic final in Birmingham after her compatriot Lucie Šafářová retired from their semi-final with a leg injury. The two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitová, playing in just her second tournament of the year, was 6-1 1-0 up when Šafářová pulled out of the match. Kvitová will face the winner of the Saturday's second semi-final between Garbine Muguruza and Ashleigh Barty.
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