Satoranský makes history as first Czech to achieve triple-double in NBA; Kvitová wins 26th career title in Sydney and reaches round two at Australian Open; and Milan Engel achieves best stage result for Czech motorcyclist in 2019 Dakar Rally.
Satoranský enters Czech basketball history books with NBA triple-double
Kvitová lifts 26th title in Sydney and reaches round two in Melbourne
Petra Kvitová won tennis’s Sydney International on Saturday for the 26th title of her career. The Czech overcame a poor first set to beat Australia’s Ash Barty 1-6 7-5 7-6 and triumph in Sydney for the second time. It was the perfect warm-up for the Australian Open for Kvitová, who is now Czech number one again after climbing to sixth in the world rankings. Karolína Plíšková is now eighth. And Kvitová got off to a good start at the first Grand Slam of the year, overcoming Magdalena Rybáriková of Slovakia 6-3 6-2.
Berdych and Vondroušová progress at Australian Open
Engel achieves best stage result for Czech rider in Dakar Rally
In the Dakar Rally, Milan Engel has just achieved the best result for a Czech motorcyclist with a 16th place finish in Sunday’s sixth stage. Jan Brabec also did well, climbing to 18th overall in the motorcycle category. Meanwhile, the end of day six saw Aleš Loprais fall to sixth overall in the truck category of the famous race, which this year is taking place entirely in Peru.
Czech women reach podium in Biathlon World Cup relay
The Czech women’s biathlon relay team came third in the 4x6 km relay race at a World Cup event in Germany’s Oberhof on Sunday. Veronika Vítková, Eva Puskarčíková, Lucie Charvátová and Markéta Davidová finished behind Russia and Germany to reach the podium for the first time since March 2017.