Three days after losing in her first major semifinal in singles, Barbora Strýcová won her first major title in doubles. Strýcová and Hsieh Su-wei won the women’s doubles at Wimbledon on Sunday by beating Gabriela Dabrowski of Canada and Xu Yifan of China 6-2, 6-4 on Centre Court. “There is no word to describe the feeling,” said Strýcová, a Czech veteran who will take over the No. 1 rankings in doubles on Monday. “It’s kind of like unreal, but in the same time, it’s amazing.”
FIFA has opened a disciplinary case against the German football federation after fans chanted Nazi slogans during a World Cup qualifying game in the Czech Republic.
Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech was voted the Czech Republic footballer of the year on Monday for a record ninth time. The 34-year-old Cech topped the poll of players, coaches, football federation officials, and journalists for 2016.
Barbora Strýcová sent defending champion Czech Republic to the semifinals of the Fed Cup with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over Lara Arruabarrena of Spain in the second reverse singles match on Sunday.
Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova will lead the Czech Republic and Angelique Kerber will play for Germany in next week’s Fed Cup final.
Although Switzerland has scored just two goals in three games at the Olympics, Jonas Hiller hasn’t allowed any at all — not even to Jaromír Jágr on his 42nd birthday.
Karel Gut, a high-scoring defenseman who also coached Czechoslovakia to two world ice hockey titles and an Olympic silver medal, has died. He was 86.
The Czech Republic retained the Davis Cup title by beating Serbia 3-2 in the final Sunday after Radek Štěpánek swept past Dušan Lajović in the decisive singles match.
The Czech Republic won its second straight Fed Cup on Sunday when Lucie Šafářová routed Jelena Jankovic of Serbia 6-1, 6-1, prompting a burst of on-court dancing by the Czech players.
The US women’s basketball team has been unstoppable at the London Games — and its starters have hardly broken a sweat. They play the Czech Republic on Friday.