Czech seventh seed Petra Kvitova put in a powerful display to breeze past unseeded German Laura Siegemund 6-3 6-3 on Wednesday to reach her second semi-final at the French Open after a gap of eight years.
Defending champion Karolina Pliskova eased into the final of the WTA Italian Open on Sunday to set up a meeting with top seed Simona Halep of Romania. Pliskova, the second seed, beat fellow Czech Marketa Vondrousova 6-2, 6-4 in the semi-finals of the final warm-up tournament on clay before the French Open. World number two Halep is seeking her first Rome title after finishing runner-up in 2017 and 2018.
A member of the Czech Republic national team staff has tested positive for Covid-19, two days before a Nations League match away to Slovakia, the country’s football association said on Wednesday.
No team will be relegated from the Czech football top league as the competition was left unfinished after one player tested positive for the new coronavirus, officials said on Thursday.
West Ham United Women have signed Katerina Svitkova from Slavia Prague. Czech Republic international forward Svitkova has been capped 31 times by her country at senior level.