Prerov, North Moravia, Dec 20 (CTK) – The Czech women’s tennis team, which won the Fed Cup for the third time this year, received the 2016 best Czech tennis player award today.
The Fed Cup team won the award last year as well.
The Czech women defeated the French team 3-2 in the Fed Cup final.
Tomas Berdych was named the the best Czech tennis player of the year among men today, for the seventh time in a row. Karolina Pliskova was named the best among women, replacing Petra Kvitova who won in the six previous years.
Kvitova did not attend the ceremony because she was attacked in her flat this morning by an unknown man who chose her at random and wounded her playing hand with a knife. She underwent an operation this evening.
The prize for advancing in the WTA standings went to Barbora Strycova and the prize for advancing in the ATP standings to Adam Pavlasek.
Czech tennis association head Ivo Kaderka also awarded the players who won bronze medals at the Rio Olympics last summer – Kvitova in women’s singles, Strycova and Lucie Safarova in women’s doubles, and Radek Stepanek and Lucie Hradecka in mixed doubles.