Czech tennis hopefuls lose in Canada

Czech tennis players have fared poorly in Canada, with two main hopefuls falling out of tournaments in Toronto and Montreal. Tomáš Berdych left the Masters series in Montreal in the quarter finals after losing to Serbian Janek Tipsarević 4:6, 4:6. Lucie Šafářová meanwhile dropped the quarterfinal round in Toronto, suffering a defeat to former world no. 1 Serena Williams; the score was 6:4, 3:6, 2:6. It was the Czech Fed Cup player’s fourth loss to Williams, a 13-time grand slam winner.