Czechs advance to Davis Cup quarterfinals
The Czech Republic has defeated Belgium 3:2 in the first round of the Davis Cup in tennis and advances to the quarterfinals. In the first two matches in Ostrava on Friday, both Tomáš Berdych and Radek Štěpánek beat Kristof Vliegen and Steve Darcis, respectively, in three sets. The two Czechs then on Saturday defeated the Belgian players Rochus and Vliegen in the double, securing the Czech victory in the event. On Sunday, the Czechs lost both of the remaining single games to the Belgians but that had no effect on the Czech triumph. In the Davis Cup quarterfinals to be held in early April, the Czech team will travel to Russia.