Petra Kvitova advanced to the third round of the U.S. Open on Thursday,
defeating China’s Yafan Wang 7-5 6-3.
“It was a tough game. I lost it in the first set but was able to rally in time,” Kvitove told journalists.
The Czech, who is hoping for a third Grand Slam title, will next face 26 seed Aryna Sabalenka of Belarus.
The Czech Republic’s Karolína Plíšková has made it into the second
round at the US Open in New York. The eighth seed overcame Zarina Diyas of
Kazakhstan 6-4 7-6 despite making eight double faults and suffering four
breaks of serve.
Plíšková’s compatriots Lucie Šafářová, Barbora Strýcová and Grand Slam debutant Karolína Muchová also made it through the first round on Monday.
The Czech women’s tennis number one, Petra Kvitová, has reached the
quarter-finals of the Connecticut Open in New Haven. Kvitová advanced
after overcoming qualifier Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan 6-1 5-7 6-2.
The world number five’s next opponent will be Spain’s Carla Suarez, who earlier overcame the Czech Republic’s Barbora Strýcová. Kvitová is seeded third in the Connecticut Open, a competition she has won three times.
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.
In Sports News this week: Barbora Krejčíková and Kateřina Siniaková win women’s doubles at Wimbledon; Tomáš Berdych drops out of men’s top 50; Czechs take two bronze medals at World Rowing Cup in Switzerland; Czech biker Nikola Nosková takes gold and bronze at European Championships; javelin champion Špotáková gives birth to second son.
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.
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