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Lucie Safarova closes in on WTA top ten
Lucie Safarova closes in on WTA top ten

The Czech Republic`s Lucie Safarova is banging at the door of an otherwise unchanged top ten in Monday`s WTA rankings thanks to her win in the Doha Open.

Blow for Aussies as Nick Kyrgios out with back problem
Blow for Aussies as Nick Kyrgios out with back problem

Australia`s top-ranked player Nick Kyrgios Thursday said he was withdrawing from next week`s Davis Cup World Group showdown against the Czech Republic with a back problem.

Residents in Czech town honor 8 killed in shooting

Hundreds of residents of a small town in southeastern Czech Republic gathered on Wednesday to honor the victims of the worst shooting attack in the country's history.

Czech restaurant shooter a sexagenarian 'crazed individual'
Czech restaurant shooter a sexagenarian 'crazed individual'

The shooting incident at a restaurant in Czech town of Uhersky Brod is not a terrorist attack but an insane act by a "crazed individual" in his 60s, Interior Minister Milan Chovanec said.

Gunman opens fire in Czech Republic restaurant, at least eight dead

At least eight people have reportedly been killed in a shooting in an eastern Czech Republic town of Uhersky Brod, as per reports on Tuesday.

Lleyton Hewitt, Nick Kyrgios to lead Aussies against Czechs
Lleyton Hewitt, Nick Kyrgios to lead Aussies against Czechs

Australia on Tuesday named Lleyton Hewitt and Nick Kyrgios in a full-strength team for next month`s Davis Cup World Group showdown with the Czech Republic.

Lukas Rosol to lead Czechs against Aussies in Davis Cup
Lukas Rosol to lead Czechs against Aussies in Davis Cup

Lukas Rosol will spearhead the Czech Republic`s team for the Davis Cup World Group first round match with Australia from March 6-8 in Ostrava, team captain Jaroslav Navratil announced on Monday.

Czechs open Fed Cup defence with lead in Canada
Czechs open Fed Cup defence with lead in Canada

Karolina Pliskova won her Fed Cup debut Saturday and the defending champions Czech Republic grabbed a 2-0 lead on hosts Canada in their opening-round Fed Cup tie.

Russian nuke scientist charged with disclosing state secrets

A Russian nuclear scientist has been charged with disclosing state secrets and faces up to four years in prison over an article he published in a Czech journal, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

Lleyton Hewitt to play on, groomed as Davis Cup captain
Lleyton Hewitt to play on, groomed as Davis Cup captain

Lleyton Hewitt said on Thursday he intends to play on until next year's Australian Open as he was positioned as the future Davis Cup captain after Pat Rafter announced he was stepping down.

Czech President slammed for `super Holocaust` jihadi warning

 A warning by Czech President Milos Zeman that Islamic State jihadists must be crushed to prevent a "super Holocaust" with hundreds of millions of victims was slapped down as "nonsense" by the country`s foreign minister on Tuesday.

Czechs hold anti-Islam demo over Paris attacks

 Around 600 people turned out Friday for a rally against Islam in central Prague, a first in the Czech Republic and held in response to last week`s deadly terrorist attacks in France.

Tomas Berdych to skip Davis Cup tie with Australia
Tomas Berdych to skip Davis Cup tie with Australia

Tomas Berdych will skip the Czech Republic`s Davis Cup first-round tie with Australia on March 6-8 to focus on his individual career, the Czech team`s manager said on Wednesday.

Czechs cash in on Italian woes in Hopman Cup
Czechs cash in on Italian woes in Hopman Cup

Little-known youngster Adam Pavlasek stunned Fabio Fognini as the Czech Republic remained unbeaten at the Hopman Cup with a 3-0 clean sweep of Italy at the mixed teams tournament on Tuesday.

Lucie Safarova leads Czechs past Canada in Hopman Cup
Lucie Safarova leads Czechs past Canada in Hopman Cup

Veteran Lucie Safarova carried her career-best form of 2014 into the new year to guide the Czech Republic to an upset 2-1 win over Canada at the mixed teams Hopman Cup at the Perth Arena on Sunday.

Kvitova, Berdych named best Czech Republic tennis players for 2014
Kvitova, Berdych named best Czech Republic tennis players for 2014

Petra Kvitova and Tomas Berdych were named the best Czech female and male tennis player of the year 2014.

Petra Kvitova eyes world number one spot
Petra Kvitova eyes world number one spot

Reigning Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic has said she was looking to improve her Grand Slam performances while keeping an eye on the world number one spot for 2015.

Davis Cup World Group: Germany plot France revenge in Frankfurt
Davis Cup World Group: Germany plot France revenge in Frankfurt

Germany will host 2014 Davis Cup runners-up France in the first round of next year`s World Group on the hardcourt of the Fraport Arena in Frankfurt, where the hosts beat Spain last season.

Czech nurse charged for murdering six patients: Report

A former Czech nurse was indicted with six counts of murder over allegations she poisoned patients with massive doses of potassium during the past four years, Czech media reported on Thursday.

IPTL: Gael Monfils to take on Tomas Berdych in first match
IPTL: Gael Monfils to take on Tomas Berdych in first match

Frenchman Gael Monfils will open Indian Aces' campaign against Czech Republic's Tomas Berdych when the Indian team will take on Singapore Slammers in the opening match of the much-awaited International Premier Tennis League (IPTL), here on Friday.