In Sports News this Monday: Czech women’s tennis player Petra Kvitová loses to Kerber at US Open; National soccer team earns draw against Northern Ireland in World Cup qualification debut; Červenka replaces Krejčí on roster for World Cup of Hockey.
Kvitová loses to Kerber at US Open
“I haven’t been this angry with myself after a match in a while. I think my style of play is not ideal for [Kerber] and that I could have beaten her. Unfortunately, today the balls just weren’t going in.”
Kerber, who beat Serena Williams earlier year at the Australian Open, could seize the women’s No.1 ranking from Williams depending on how they both do in the rest of the tournament.
Czech national football squad draws with Northern Ireland in opening World Cup qualifier
“I didn’t think I had any time, it doesn’t happen that often that you’re given so much room in front of goal. I thought I was under pressure and didn’t try to set it up and choose where to place it, as I was worried they would kick the ball away. And it ended up the way it did.”
The match was the competitive debut with the national squad for coach Karel Jarolím who afterwards summed up the situation as such:
“At least we had chances: if we hadn’t had any it would have been worse. But we weren’t able to convert. It’s a minus, but we have to look ahead.”
The Czech Republic are in Group C and face the group’s toughest team, Germany, next. Germany already has three points, winning their debut on Sunday against Norway 3:0.