Kvitová climbs to fifth in world after reaching semis in Cincinnati; top Czech tennis names slam new Davis Cup format; only Plzeň have perfect points record in soccer league after Sparta and Slavia slip up; Czechs win minifootball European Championships; and hurdler Hejnová calls time on season.
Kvitová now fifth in world after Cincinnati semis appearance
Kaderka and Berdych slam Davis Cup overhaul
The head of the Czech Tennis Federation, Ivo Kaderka, has lashed out against a radical overhaul of the Davis Cup. From next year the competition will be decided by a season-ending, 18-team tournament at a neutral site. Mr. Kaderka described the approval of the changes as the “execution” of the Davis Cup and blamed the move on stupidity and avarice.
Plzeň now only club with perfect points record after Sparta and Slavia slip
And then there was one. Going into the weekend’s action in the Czech football league, Viktoria Plzeň, Sparta Prague and Slavia Prague were all on the maximum points after four rounds. Now only Plzeň – who are reigning champions – can still boast a perfect points record. They beat Karviná 1:0 on the road while Slavia slumped to a 2:0 home defeat by Jablonec and Sparta could only manage a 2:2 draw with Příbram in the capital.
Minifootballers take European crown in Kyiv
The Czech national team soccer team may be no great shakes these days. However, the country’s minifootball team have just won the European Championship in the sport, which involves a reduced number of players on each team. They overcame Romania 4:1 in the final in Kyiv at the weekend.