In Sports News this Monday: Plíšková lifts Tokyo Open title; Radek Štěpánek to play Tommy Haas in his farewell to tennis; Čech first to make 1000 saves in premier league; Czech biker Kateřina Nash takes bronze at World Cup in Waterloo; Slavia beat Bohemians 1905 and return to top of table.
Plíšková lifts Tokyo Open title
“I don’t think I played my best in today’s match but I served really well and it was obviously enough. I won several hard matches and I overcame several critical moments on the way, so my confidence has grown and I guess it made the match a bit easier today.”
Radek Štěpánek to play Tommy Haas in his farewell to tennis
Radek Štěpánek explained his choice to Czech Radio:
“He is a very good friend of mine. We have spent many hours training together and later on in our careers we challenged and inspired each other. So you can look forward a double game featuring Stěpánek- Paes against Haas- Djokovic.”
Štěpánek, the former eighth best singles tennis player of the world and a bronze medallist in mixed doubles from the 2016 Rio de Janerio Olympic Games announced the end of his career last November.
Čech first to make 1000 saves in premier league
Arsenal head coach Unai Emery said after the match that Čech’s performance has managed to silence his critics, who have been questioning whether he was the right person in the goal after Arsenal had signed the young German goalkeeper Bernd Leno.
Czech biker Kateřina Nash takes bronze at World Cup in Waterloo
Czech cross-country mountain bike racer Kateřina Nash took the bronze medal in the first round of the Cyclo-cross World Cup in Waterloo in the United States. The 41-year-old racer finished 27 seconds behind the winner, Marianne Voss of the Netherlands. It is the fourth consecutive year Nash has reached the podium in a World Cup opener.