Kvitová loses Melbourne final after magnificent run; Australian Open achievements lift Czech to second in world; Davidová shines at biathlon World Cup event; and Satoranský achieves second best tally in NBA.
Kvitová misses out on third Grand Slam after wowing with run to final
Speaking at a news conference after Saturday’s match, Kvitová made reference to her journey back – and looked to the future.
“It’s hurting a lot today. Of course I wanted to win and have the trophy, but I think I already won two years ago. For me it’s amazing. I think I still don’t really realise that I was in a final. I’ve been through many, many things, not really great ones. As I said on the court, I didn’t know if I would hold a racquet again – I’m holding it, so that’s good. There are still a few things I can improve and we’ll do it. So it’s not the end – and, yeah, I’ll be back for sure.”
Melbourne achievements lift Kvitová to number two in world
Krejčíková earns double title at Australian Open with partner Ram
Another Czech experiencing an Australian Open to remember was Barbora Krejčíková. She picked up the mixed doubles title with Rajeev Ram of the US after the third-seeded pairing overcame home favourites Astra Sharma and John-Patrick Smith 7-6 6-1.
Davidová new star of Czech biathlon after Italy results
Satoranský achieves second best scoring tally of NBA career
Czech basketball star Tomáš Satoranský has just notched up his second best tally in the NBA. The 27-year-old picked up 21 points for Washington Wizards in their 119:132 defeat at San Antonio on Sunday. His previous best, 25 against Chicago a year ago, is a Czech NBA record. What’s more, Satoranský fell just short of another triple double, a fortnight after notching up the first of his career.