In Sports News: Czech Roman Sebrle has beaten his main rival Tom Pappas of the US in a warm-up for the decathlon at the Olympics in Athens. At tennis's French Open, the last Czech in the competition, Denisa Chladkova, has been knocked out, while Martina Navratilova has ruled out appearing at Wimbledon after an unsuccessful singles return at Roland Garros. And in football, the Czech national team play two friendly matches this week as they continue preparations for Euro 2004.
Sebrle beats main rival Pappas in warm-up for Olympic decathlon
Last Czech at French Open Denisa Chladkova knocked out in third round
It seems to have become an unfortunate tradition at Grand Slam events in recent times that no Czechs make it to the second week, and that is once again the case at the French Open, where the last remaining Czech, Denisa Chladkova, was knocked out on Saturday. Chladkova was beaten 6-3 7-6 in the third round by the sixth seed, Anastasia Myskina of Russia.
Navratilova rules out Wimbledon appearance after failed singles comeback
And Martina Navratilova has ruled out appearing at this year's Wimbledon, after being beaten soundly in her first Grand Slam singles game in a decade in the first round of the French Open. Navratilova, who is 47, lost to Gisela Duklo of Argentina, who was not even alive when the Czech-born legend twice became French Open champion. She is expected to retire after representing the United States at the Athens Olympics.
Capalini takes bronze, qualifies for Olympics in modern pentathlon
Czechs training in Austrian Alps ahead of European Championships
The Czech Republic's opening game at Euro 2004 is against Latvia, on June 15. The other two teams in Group D are Germany and the Netherlands. Before then Czech fans will get to see their heroes in friendlies against Bulgaria on Wednesday and Estonia next Saturday.