In Sports News this Monday: Czech national football team faces Spain at Euro 2016; Czech tennis player Karolína Plíšková clinches her first title of the season; and Great Britain’s Andy Murray reunites with Czech-born tennis legend Ivan Lendl.
Czech football squad begin Euro 2016 with opening match against Spain
“I would say that every one of us is a little nervous. As the coach I think it will be more intense than the recent friendlies. At the same time, I will be looking for the players to be confident, to express confidence myself, and to make clear we can get good results hopefully to make it out of the group.”
No one doubts that Spain are the favourites not only on Monday but also among the favourites in the entire tournament. Under the circumstances, the coach suggested on Czech Radio, Spain’s recent stumble against Georgia was heartening, proof that even am ‘unbeatable’ or powerhouse squad can stumble. The manager again:
In Group D, the Czechs will face Croatia after Spain and Turkey after that.
Tennis: Karolína Plíšková wins Nottingham Open
Czech tennis player Karolína Plíšková has clinched her first title of the season. after beating Alison Riske of the United States 7:6, 7:5 in the final of the WTA tournament in Nottingham on Sunday. Another Czech, Andrea Hlaváčková, won the women’s doubles at the same tournament. Along with her partner, Shuai Peng of China they defeated the Canadian-Chinese pairing of Gabriela Dabrowski and Zhaoxuan Yang 7:5, 3:6,10:7.