High energy prices lead to coal revival in Czech RepublicNovember 18, 2022 GMT
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — In this part of northeastern Czech Republic, huge piles of coal are stacked up ready to sell to eager buyers and smoke belches from coal-fired plants that are ramping up instead of winding down.
Rare loss in final for Swiatek as Krejcikova wins in OstravaOctober 9, 2022 GMT
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Iga Swiatek lost in a final for the first time in three years as Barbora Krejcikova claimed her second title in successive weeks at the Agel Open on Sunday.
Home favorite Krejcikova rallied from a set down to win the final 5-7, 7-6 (4), 6-3.
No 1 Swiatek and home favorite Krejcikova in Ostrava finalOctober 8, 2022 GMT
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek became the first WTA Tour player since 2017 to achieve 60 wins in a calendar year when she reached yet another final on Saturday in the Czech Republic.
Swiatek made to fight by qualifier to reach Ostrava semisOctober 7, 2022 GMT
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Two Grand Slam champions fought for nearly two hours each to top American qualifiers and reach the Agel Open semifinals on Friday.
No. 1-ranked Iga Swiatek got past former junior partner and rival Caty McNally 6-4, 6-4, and Barbora Krejcikova was the only Czech of three in the quarterfinals to advance when she ended the career-best run of Alycia Parks 7-6 (7), 6-3.
Alycia Parks reaches 1st WTA quarterfinal in OstravaOctober 6, 2022 GMT
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — American qualifier Alycia Parks is having quite the breakthrough tournament in Ostrava.
The 21-year-old Parks earned her first win against a top-10 ranked opponent by beating fourth-seeded Maria Sakkari 5-7, 7-5, 7-5 at the Agel Open on Thursday to reach her first WTA Tour quarterfinal.
Top-ranked Swiatek, Kvitova reach quarters at Agel OpenOctober 5, 2022 GMT
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Top-ranked Iga Swiatek advanced to the quarterfinals of the Agel Open after Ajla Tomljanovic retired with an injury during the second set of their second-round match on Wednesday.
5th-seeded Kasatkina knocks out Raducanu at Agel OpenOctober 4, 2022 GMT
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Fifth-seeded Daria Kasatkina defeated 2021 U.S. Open champion Emma Raducanu 7-5, 6-4 Tuesday to advance to the second round of the Agel Open.
Kasatkina was playing her first match since losing in the first round of the U.S.
Wimbledon champ Rybakova beats Keys in Ostrava openerOctober 3, 2022 GMT
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Wimbledon champion Elena Rybakova came from a set down to defeat Madison Keys 5-7, 6-3, 6-3 in the first round of the Agel Open on Monday.
Rybakova had lost to Keys this year at the French Open and Cincinnati.
Kontaveit stretches run to win St. Petersburg Ladies TrophyFebruary 13, 2022 GMT
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Anett Kontaveit overcame Maria Sakkari 5-7, 7-6 (4), 7-5 in the final of the St. Petersburg Ladies Trophy on Sunday for her fourth straight indoor title.
The second-seeded Kontaveit needed nearly three hours to beat top-seeded Sakkari, recovering from being a break down in the second and third sets to claim her sixth singles title overall.
Kontaveit defeats Sakkari 6-2, 7-5 at Ostrava Open finalSeptember 26, 2021 GMT
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Unseeded Anett Kontaveit cruised past fourth-seeded Maria Sakkari 6-2, 7-5 to win the Ostrava Open on Sunday for her third WTA title.
Both players held their serve in the second set until the Estonian built a 40-0 lead in the 12th game before converting her first match-point with a forehand winner.
Sakkari, Kontaveit advance to Ostrava Open finalSeptember 25, 2021 GMT
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Maria Sakkari upset top-seeded Iga Swiatek 6-4, 7-5 on Saturday to set up a surprise final against Anett Kontaveit at the Ostrava Open.
Kontaveit beat two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova 6-0, 6-4.
Swiatek, Kvitova, Sakkari, Kontaveit in Ostrava Open semisSeptember 24, 2021 GMT
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Top-seeded Iga Swiatek of Poland advanced to the semifinals of the Ostrava Open on Friday after beating seventh-seeded Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan 7-6 (5), 6-2.
The 2020 French Open champion reached her first semifinals since winning in Rome in May to set up a match against fourth-seeded Maria Sakkari
Bencic, Martincova, Rybakina, Teichmann, Sakkari advanceSeptember 23, 2021 GMT
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Third-seeded Belinda Bencic cruised past Sara Sorribes Tormo of Spain 6-2, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Ostrava Open on Thursday.
Swiatek, Kvitova, Kontaveit reach quarters of Ostrava OpenSeptember 22, 2021 GMT
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Top-seeded Iga Swiatek of Poland advanced to the quarterfinals of the Ostrava Open on Wednesday with a 6-4, 6-4 victory over unseeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan.
The 2020 French Open champion converted three of her seven breakpoints and dropped her serve once to set up a quarterfinal match against either seventh-seeded Elena Rybakina of Kazakhstan or fellow Pole Magda Linette at the hardcourt indoor tournament.
Teichmann beats Kerber to advance at Ostrava OpenSeptember 21, 2021 GMT
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Unseeded Jil Teichmann of Switzerland upset sixth-seeded Angelique Kerber of Germany 6-2, 6-3 to advance to the second round of the Ostrava Open on Tuesday.
Three-time Grand Slam champion Kerber struggled with her serve, dropping it three times in each set in the first meeting between the two players on the circuit.
Badosa, Kontaveit, Potapova reach Ostrava Open 2nd roundSeptember 20, 2021 GMT
OSTRAVA, Czech Republic (AP) — Paula Badosa eased past Varvara Gracheva of Russia 6-2, 6-2 and into the second round of the Ostrava Open on Monday.
The ninth-seeded Spaniard next faces Anett Kontaveit of Estonia who eliminated Sorana Cirstea of Romania 6-4, 6-4.
Olympic triple-jump champ Christian Taylor tears AchillesMay 20, 2021 GMT
Two-time Olympic triple-jump champion Christian Taylor underwent surgery to repair a torn Achilles and will miss the Tokyo Games.
Taylor was injured during a meet in Ostrava, Czech Republic, on Wednesday.