Defending women's champion Petra Kvitova eliminated at Wimbledon

...through two matches, even apologizing to her parents for winning her opener in 35 minutes after they traveled from the Czech Republic to watch. But Kvitova ran out of steam against Jankovic, collecting only four winners in the final set after accumulating...

Serena Williams wins French Open for third time

Serena Williams won her third title at Roland Garros and 20th Grand Slam singles trophy by beating 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova of the Czech Republic 6-3, 6-7 (2), 6-2.


...clinched a spot in the quarterfinals of the ice hockey world championship with a 3-1 victory over Slovenia.The Czech Republic and defending champion Russia also advanced to the knockout stage, while already-qualified Canada maintained a...

Ailing Serena Williams makes French Open final

...third French Open championship and 20th major title in all, Williams faces 13th-seeded Lucie Safarova, of the Czech Republic, on Saturday.Williams won her semifinal despite dropping the first set for the fourth time in six matches. She'd...

US in hole against Britain in Davis Cup

...of the brothers between the Murrays and the Bryans.After other World Group matches Friday, Australia leads the Czech Republic 2-0, Brazil and Argentina are tied 1-1, as are Switzerland and Belgium and Sweden and Austria. Romania leads...

American teen Mikaela Shiffrin repeats in women's slalom

...of 1 minute, 38.48 seconds, edging Frida Hansdotter, of Sweden, by 0.34 seconds. Sarka Stra chova, of the Czech Republic, earned bronze.With Lindsey Vonn done for these championships, the 19-year-old Shiffrin, who is from nearby...

Koepka takes long, hard road to first PGA Tour victory

...credentials. He was the guy who pursued his career in golf's remote outposts ? Kazakhstan and Kenya, Norway and the Czech Republic.He had a decorated career at Florida State, though he never won a tournament until his senior year (when he won...

Savannah schools may curb homework

...scores significantly and points out that the world's highest-scoring students, like those in Denmark and the Czech Republic, have little homework. A 2014 Brown Center Report on American Education by the Brookings Institution challenges...

Novak Djokovic ends Rafael Nadal's run again in clay-court event in Monaco

...beaten Julia Goerges in straight sets, 6-4, 6-4, in the opening match.? In Ostrava, Czech Republic, defending champion Czech Republic took a commanding 2-0 lead over France in the World Group semifinals after Lucie Safarova and Petra...

Austrian Hirscher wins Alpine combined at worlds

...scary moment in the downhill when Ondrej Bank, of the Czech Republic, crashed and slid across the finish line on his side...for straddling a gate. BIATHLON: In Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, Jakov Fak, of Slovenia, won a men's 12.5 kilometer...