Czech women’s tennis player number two Karolína Plíšková has pulled
out of the Czech team for next week’s Fed Cup final against defending
champions the United States due to a calf injury.
She will be replaced by Barbora Krejčíková, who leads the WTA doubles rankings with her partner Kateřina Siniaková.
Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová will be leading the Czech team for the best-of-five series on indoor hardcourt at the O2 Arena in Prague next weekend, joined by Barbora Strýcová, Kateřina Siniaková and Barbora Krejčíková.
Czech women’s tennis team captain Petr Pála has announced the line-up
for the upcoming Fed Cup final against defending champions the United
Leading the Czech team will be two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová and Karolína Plíšková, both ranked among the world’s Top Ten in singles.
For the doubles team, Pála selected Kateřina Siniaková and Barbora Strýcová for the best-of-five series on indoor hardcourt at the O2 Arena in Prague from November 10-11.
International and Czech sports stars turned out for an exhibition event at
Prague’s O2 Arena on Thursday evening at which tennis player Radek
Štěpánek officially ended his career. Current world tennis number two
Novak Djokovic and retired legend Andre Agassi attended the sold-out event,
while such huge names as Ivan Lendl, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal sent
Also paying tribute to Štěpánek, who stopped playing last November at the age of 38, were football stars Petr Čech and Pavel Nedvěd and ice hockey legend Jaromír Jágr.
Štěpánek’s highest ranking was eighth in the world and he helped the Czech Republic to two Davis Cup triumphs.
In women’s tennis, Czech Karolína Plíšková failed to win the title at
the Tianjin Open tournament in China. The Czech top seed lost with Caroline
Garcia of France 6-7, 3-6.
The former World No.1 needed to win the Tianjin Open title to qualify for the WTA Finals in Singapore already on Sunday. She will now have to fight for a spot in the season-ending finals at a tournament in Moscow, which starts on Monday.
Czech tennis player Karolína Plíšková has booked a spot in the final of the Tianjin Open, after defeating Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky, 6-2, 6-1 on Saturday, improving her hopes of qualifying for the WTA Finals in Singapore. The 26-year-old Czech will face Caroline Garcia of Spain in her fight for the third title of the season.
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