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Radek Stepanek

Radek Štěpánek ((born 27 November 1978 in Karviná) is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic.

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Wimbledon 2014 It's the semi-finals of the Gentlemen's Doubles today Novak Djokovic [1] vs Grigor Dimitrov [11] Roger Federer [4] vs Milos Raonic [8] The Doubles pair of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek will also play Vasek Pospisil and Jack Sock in the semi-final today.
35-year-old Czech tennis player Radek Stepanek and his ex-girlfriend, also Czech tennis player Petra Kvitova are both currently in Wimbledon and doing very well.
In a show of sportsmanship rarely seen at the professional level, especially at a crucial moment in one of sports' biggest events, Novak Djokovic gave his opponent a critical point during his second-round match at Wimbledon. The moment came late in the fourth set with Djokovic and Radek Stepanek tied 5-5 and Djokovic leading 2-1 in sets. Djokovic was one point from going up 6-5 in the set when a ball hit deep by Stepanek was ruled out just before Djoker hit the ball into the net. Stepanek, who had been playing shots deep near the line all match, was immediately in disbelief. He emphatically challenged the call. The replay system showed that the ball was indeed in, much to the delight of the crowd looking for a fifth set. But here is where things get tricky. Since the call was made in a spot where Djokovic could have played the ball, the umpire called for a replay of the point. The thinking is that the call could have affected Djokovic's ability to make a play. Stepanek appeared to question the decision bu ...
Novak Djokovic not having it all his own way against Radek Stepanek. Into a 4th Set now. Bet In Play at
Radek Stepanek giving Novak Djokovic a taste of his own medicine. Applauded the last point.
*** this Novak Djokovic and Radek Stepanek match just got interesting!
In other news Novak Djokovic had dropped a set against Radek Stepanek he leads 2 sets to 1
Radek Stepanek has pulled a set back against Novak Djokovic! The Serbian leads 2-1 and is 1/150 with the upset at 20/1!
Thats it.Stepanek wins the 3rd set.What an effort from the ever young Radek that too vs Nole.Crowd has gone mad.Classic stuff
Top seed Novak Djokovic loses the 3rd set to Radek Stepanek. Watch
What an incredible heart Radek Stepanek has. So inspiring.
Novak Djokovic has lost the third set against Radek Stepanek and now leads 2 sets to 1
Radek Stepanek! What a fella, how did he manage to pull of that set?!
Djokovic takes a tumble and Radek Stepanek has the third set - watch the fourth live on
Seriously, how did Radek Stepanek ever get Martina Hingis to date him? I think they were engaged even!
Radek Stepanek is refusing to give up without a fight and has taken the third set to a tie-break.
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Radek Stepanek is a proper chap. Will always be in my top 5 favourite tennis players
Even if Radek Stepanek loses this tiebreak and ultimately the match, he deserves a pat on the back, he played commendably.
I always love watching Radek Stepanek play, but Djokovic is just too good !
Radek Stepanek is a great example of sport. His age is against him, he probably wont win, but his effort is admirable
Meanwhile, radek stepanek is playing some great tennis. May be the most unfortunate player on tour
Always a treat to watch Radek Stepanek play on grass. Nole will win for sure but love the way big old Step plays.
I was on Centre the last time played at 2012. Radek's shoes were illegally coloured & had to be thrown away.
Radek Stepanek is giving Djok some go! He deserves a set at least!
Stepanek Djoko match is quality. Hilarious moment from Radek there, just keeled over angry with himself for a poor shot!
World ranked no. 2 Novak Djokovic is playing Radek Stepanek live from Listen on TuneIn:
This is gutsy stuff from Radek Stepanek!
Novak Djokovic vs. Radek Stepanek. It's not fair that Djokovic has not even broken a sweat yet :D
Yes its true that Radek has more supporters then Novak on CC.
My gf on Radek Stepanek: he looks like something out of a horror film :/
A battle of minds as well as skill and Radek Stepanek face off on center court at ht…
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Oh, good God. RTSo handsome. 🙊 RTRadek Stepanek' reaction after a wrong call.
Watch top seed Novak Djokovic face Radek Stepanek on & online:
Radek Stepanek' reaction after a wrong call.
Top seed Novak Djokovic wins the first set 6-4 v Radek Stepanek. Watch
Novak Djokovic takes on Radek Stepanek in Wimbledon 2nd-round match; live on ESPN and the WatchESPN app
Enjoying a great match at Wimbledon Novak Djokvic v Radek Stepanek
.during his second round match against Radek Stepanek (getty)
Djokovic may win it in three sets but Radek Stepanek is giving him a lesson in grass court tennis
"Andy Murray talks Wimbledon, the World Cup and the return of short shorts" "How do you sleep at night?" is not a question you think of with a tennis player. Perhaps a convicted criminal but not a sportsman who provides unwavering joy to spectators devouring strawberries and sipping on champagne every June. Sitting opposite the man who’s about to defend the first British men’s singles title in 78 years, you’d be surprised at how it springs to mind. The pressure? The physical demand? The weight of national responsibility? How do you cope? Pretty well, apparently. Meeting at Wimbledon’s Cannizaro House hotel, Andy Murray looked remarkably relaxed considering he’d lost against Radek Stepanek at Queen’s only a few days earlier. Sporting an Adidas polo with a Lego-green trim, the Wimbledon champion commented, “Someone told me the other day that there was a poll on the BBC or Sky or something that asked if I was going to successfully defend my title and something like 85% of people said no”. Aft ...
Leander Paes cheering on Radek Stepanek at the
4th seeded Indo-Czech pair of Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek lost to the 7th seeded French pair of Julien Benneteau and Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-4 3-6 6-10 in the Quarterfinals of Aegon Championships. V.K
12 Jun: It wasn't a good day for a couple of big names on the grass courts of Germany and UK as Rafa Nadal (l. Dustin Brown) and Andy Murray (l. Radek Stepanek) were dumped out in their openers at Halle and Queens, respectively. Roger Federer (d. João Sousa) had to overturn a one-set deficit to proceed at the Gerry Weber Open. Stanislas Wawrinka (d. Sam Querrey), though, needed all of 50 minutes to book his spot in the last 8 at the Queens Club.
Good to see Leander Paes back on court with Radek Stepanek. Up a set and 4-1 against Monroe-Pospisil at Queen's
Great afternoon as a coach of Radek Stepanek for the first round win at Queens ... :-)
Petr Cech at the Queens club supporting Radek Stepanek in the Aegon
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While doing research for an article I'm writing, I found this interesting tidbit: "In a 2007 US Open match, Novak Djokovic beat Radek Stepanek in an epic 5 set match. In this match, Stepanek ran close to 8km (5 miles), while Djokovic only ran 5.6km (3.5 miles). Indeed the values can vary greatly in tennis, as a player winning an easy game in 3 sets can run as little as 1.6km (1 mile)." I really, really miss tennis. I think I haven't played in. 3 years? Probably a little longer than that. That's SO SAD. I would run to the nearest tennis court right now but my shoulder *** these days (tendonitis, my bored doctor says). I remember having the same discussion with several guys at Gallaudet when they would say "You play tennis? LOL easy sport, you just skip and hop like a rich lady.." and I would challenge them to a match. And then they would lose, covered in sweat and panting, and admit that tennis is a SPORT. And I'm not even THAT good. Tennis ROCKS. Ok, back to work...
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Djokovic about Stepanek:"I will be 27 in few days.I hope,at Radek's age,to play such amazing tennis"
: Djokovic showed no mercy as he beats Radek Stepanek at the Italian Ope
Pjanic watched the men's singles match between Novak Djokovic & Radek Stepanek. - Jev
(2) Novak Djokovic def. Radek Stepanek 6-3, 7-5 in the 2nd Round of the Internazionali BNL d'Italia.
Czechs take 2-1 lead over Spain in Davis Cup - Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek rallied to beat Marcel Granollers...
It was a great win for Novak Djokovic after beating Radek Stepanek but with a wrist injury. It has b
Novak Djokovic returns from wrist injury by beating Radek Stepanek 6-3, 7-5 at ...
Highlights of the 2014 Rome Round 2 between Novak and Radek
.and Radek Stepanek beats Lukasz Kubot and Robert Lindstedt 6-2 6(1)-7 11-9 in the 2nd round at Rome
Novak Djokovic vs. Radek Stepanek: Score and Recap from 2014 Rome Masters via
Novak Djokovic enjoys winning return from injury against Radek Stepanek in Rome
Novak Djokovic beats Radek Stepanek at the Italian Open - BBC Sport
Radek Stepanek: Tomas Berdych will play in Davis Cup tie against France
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Roger Federer has eased into the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters after beating veteran Radek Stepanek in 52 minutes.
Roger Federer put Radek Stepanek to the sword at the Monte Carlo Masters and lost just three games in the process …
Roger Federer will play Radek Stepanek in the second round of Monte Carlo Rolex Masters on 16th April 2014, Wednesday at 12:30 PM (local time GMT +2 hours).
DTN Japan: Czech Republic crushes Japan: Davis Cup Jack Gallagher Lukas Rosol and Radek Stepanek of the Czech ...
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek advance to the quarter-finals of the BNP Paribas Open Indian Wells Tennis Garden... ht…
Fourth seeds Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek fought their way into the pre-quarterfinals of the ATP Indian Wells Masters tournament after a tough first round win over unseeded Jerzy Janowicz and Philipp Kohlschreiber, here.
Rafa celebrates his win over Radek Stepanek at the Indian Wells Tennis Garden on March 8, 2014 in Indian Wells
Top seed Rafa Nadal will open his Indian Wells title defence against Radek Stepanek after the Czech overcame a poor second set to beat Denis Istomin 6-1 3-6 6-1 in the first round. Stepanek, ranked 50th in the world, was broken only once and did not double fault but needed nearly two hours to defeat the Uzbek. Also on Thursday, Lleyton Hewitt notched his 599th career win when he beat fellow Australian Matthew Ebden 7-6(2) 3-6 6-3. Hewitt will try for his 600th career victory in a second round encounter against South African Kevin Anderson, who has been a losing finalist in his past two ATP events. The top 32 seeds receive a bye to the second round, with the leading players making their first appearance over the weekend. Serbian Novak Djokovic is the second seed, while Stanislas Wawrinka, the Australian Open champion from Switzerland, is third seed for the season's first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 tournament. On the women's side, the second round starts on Friday and among those in action will be second s ...
The best experience is to play the toughest matches - Radek Stepanek on playing Davis Cup for his country.
Roger Federer will face Radek Stepanek in the next round of Dubai Open! :D
Double Davis Cup winner Tomas Berdych has called for the annual competition to be played every two years, warning the current format was destroying tennis’s top team prize. Berdych and compatriot Radek Stepanek led the CzechRepublic to successive… [ 279 more words. ]
Dubai: Czech Republic veteran Radek Stepanek has a Davis Cup hat-trick in his sights as he nears a possible end to his glorious career. Stepanek has been drawn to play American Michael Russell in the singles first round at this week’s Dubai Duty ...
Among all the Super Bowl craziness this weekend, I'll be splitting my focus between American Football's largest game and another international sporting event. With the first GS of the year all said and done, we turn our attention to the next event on the ITF calendar. That's right, everyone, it's that time again for Davis Cup! The 1st round ties kick off this weekend (Jan. 31-Feb. 2) to determine which nations move onto the Quarterfinals in April. There are 16 nations waging battle in 8 different countries on four different continents. I can't wait to see how things unfold this weekend. The match-ups are: Czech Republic vs. Netherlands Cez Arena, Ostrava, Czech Republic (Indoor - Hard) Czech Republic: Tomas Berdych, Lukas Rosol, Radek Stepanek, Jiri Vesely (Team Captain: Jaroslav Navratil) Netherlands: Robin Haase, Igor Sijsling, Thiemo De Bakker, Jean-Julien Rojer (Team Captain: Jan Siemerink) Japan vs. Canada Ariake Coliseum, Tokyo, Japan (Indoor - Hard) Japan: Kei Nishikori, Go Soeda, Yuichi Sugit ...
Wait... is mommy crushing on Radek Stepanek now? What will her nickname for him be? Hotdek?
Think I'll wear my awful Radek Stepanek Czech shirt 2day.What d'ya reckon He's even signed it for me.
Thursday’s second women’s singles semifinal pits No. 5 seed Agnieszka Radwanska, fresh off her upset of two-time defending champion Victoria Azarenka, against No. 20 Dominika Cibulkova. Radwanska leads their head-to-head 5-1. Thursday’s men’s semifinal matches No. 7 seed Tomas Berdych, who ousted third seed David Ferrer, against No. 8 Stanislas Wawrinka, who upset three-time defending champion Novak Djokovic. Wawrinka holds an 8-5 career advantage and has won their three most recent meetings. But Berdych beat him a year ago in Davis Cup in four sets and, with Radek Stepanek, won the doubles over him and Marco Chiudinelli in a monster 24-22 fifth set. The TV ratings should be good in Switzerland with Roger Federer showcased on Wednesday night and Wawrinka 24 hours later. In Canada, Bouchard’s win over Ivanovic drew 1.6 million viewers, more than the average National Hockey League weeknight game. But that’s still about 100 times fewer than the estimated 116 million Chinese who watched Li win the ...
Day 11 preview: Great expectations Wednesday, 22 January, 2014 Eugenie Bouchard generated more hits on ausopen.com on Tuesday, after her big win over Ana Ivanovic, than either Roger Federer or Rafael Nadal. A 2012 Wimbledon junior champion, the 19-year-old Canadian will now be inside the top-20 in next week’s new WTA rankings. She plays Li Na in Thursday afternoon’s semifinals. What’s most noticeable about Bouchard is that she views her success as simply a matter of course. It’s as if she were a student who does her homework and automatically expects to get a good grade. Of course, it ain’t that easy in tennis – thousands of Eugenie Bouchards fall by the wayside every year. “It’s something I’ve been doing since I was five years old, working my whole life for and sacrificing a lot of things for,” said Bouchard, sounding almost detached about everything – including joining Carling Bassett (US Open 1984) as the only Canadian to reach a Grand Slam semifinal. “So it’s not exactly a su ...
Radek Stepanek clinches the Davis Cup title for the Czech Republic with a 63 61 61 victory over Serbia's Dusan Lajovic. It is the second straight year that S...
Krillin's older, funny, bald, and not super elite but still significant. And has a smoking hot wife. Krillin is Radek Stepanek.
Czech Davis Cup Team against Netherlands Announced: The Czech tennis team's captain Jaroslav Navratil announced that he has nominated Tomas Berdych, Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol and Jiri Vesely for the first round of the Davis Cup tournament against the Netherlands.
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek bow out of
Veteran Indian tennis star Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek have been forced to exit the...
TIL Desk Sport-Melbourne/ India's Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek were knocked out of the...
Leander Paes with his partner Radek Stepanek lost in men's doubles quarter final to French...
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek lose out in the quarter finals to Nicolas Mahut and Michaël Llodra, 6-2, 7-6.
Leander Paes/Radek Stepanek crash out of men's doubles at after 2-6, 6-7 loss to Lllord/Mahut.
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek pair bows out in Quarters ... !!! # AUS OPEN' 14 !!! -- MEN'S DOUBLES --
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were upset by Llodra/Mahut 4-6 6-7(4) in the Quarters of Indian hopes now on Mixed Doubles only, where 3 Indian teams are into the Quarters
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek ousted by Michael Llodra and Nicolas Mahut! Bad news :(
If you can watch Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek play tennis and not totally hate them I have a lot of respect for you. I can't stand them!
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Eagerly waiting to see Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek in action on the tennis field. Wishing them good luck.
Klaasen through to Aussie Open semi-finals South African Raven Klaasen is through to the semi-finals of the Australian Open in Melbourne, writes Mark Etheridge. Playing with partner Eric Butorac, Klaasen notched up a three-set victory against the UK/Philippines combination of Dominic Inglot and Treat Huey on Tuesday. The duo needed a total of 2hr 08min before winning 6-7 (3) 7-6 (6) 6-4. It was touch and go as to whether the unseeded Klaasen and Butorac would book their place in the semi as their opponents led 4-3 in the final set but astoundingly let four break points go a-begging. As far as the aces stakes went, Klaasen and Butorac had nine, two less than Huey and Inglot but in terms of service statistics were on top with a 74% first service success compared to 62%. A measure of the close competition was that they had just one more winner (51-50) and one more unforced error (16-15). Klaasen and Butorac will now face either unseeded Aussies Alex Bolt and Andrew Whittington or eighth seeds Daniel Nestor ( ...
Paes-Stepanek win, Qureshi-Bopanna lose! - Veterans Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek, the champions here in 2012 - ...
I decided to risk it and thankfully my camera lens did not break - Radek Stepanek.
Good day to everyone!!! Hope everyone is having a wonderful Sunday so far :D It's early morning in Melbourne with Day 8 of the Aussie Open looming with exciting tennis action. I know yesterday was full of amazing tennis with some expected results and some not so expected. Novak Djokovic showed his usual brilliance on a tennis court and was not hindered by the flashy and unpredictable style of his Italian opponent. He dropped only 5 games to Fabio Fognini as he cruised into the final 8. Stanislas Wawrinka also dispatched the veteran Spaniard Tommy Robredo for the first time in 7 encounters. Although he got it done in straight sets, the last two came down to two close tiebreaks. This victory sends Stan into the final 8 where he will see a very familiar foe. It's a rematch of his epic 5 set match against Nole last year one round earlier. I'm curious to see if this year will be any different. Tomas Berdych had no trouble in his match with Kevin Anderson. He moves onto the last 8 with a straight sets ...
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek talk about the chemistry in their partnership and the strength on the ATP World Tour this year.
So,we move on for this night games.I prepared i interesting bet from Nba,3 games: Milwakee-Houston pick:Houston Rockets -13,5 La Clippers-Indiana Pacers pick:Indiana Pacers -9.0 Philadelphia-Chicago Bulls pick:Chicago Bulls -8.5 Total odd:6.95 I'm gonna play all 3 games together(you can't play as single,if you are not confident)and i'm goona put 20 on this. 20x6.95=139 Another bet for this night: Indiana Pacers to win Chicago Bulls to win Stanislas Wawrinka Na Li Leander Paes&Radek Stepanek (double Australian Open) Lucie Hradecka&Michaella Krajicek(double Australian Open) Total odd:4.31 In this one i'm gonna invest 50.50x4.31=215,5. The budget,at this moment,with the today bet still in play and after placing this other 2 bets is 100. Good luck!!!
This is high definition video footage of Radek Stepanek warming up at the BNP Paribas ...
Leander Paes and Czech partner Radek Stepanek set-up a mouth-watering clash against fellow Indian Yuki Bhambri and his Kiwi companion Michael Venus in the third round of Australian Open.
Its unfortunate that two Indians will face each other in the Australian Open men's doubles 3rd round.Yuki Bhambri(with NewZeland partner) has a very little chance against veteran Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek in the elimination round.
Australian Open 2014 Federer Sets Slam Streak; Tsonga Cruises Melbourne, Australia by ATP Staff | 14.01.2014 Roger Federer stepped onto Rod Laver Arena for the start of his record 57th straight Grand Slam tournament Tuesday afternoon, and dismissed 21-year-old Australian wild card James Duckworth 6-4, 6-4, 6-2. With coach Stefan Edberg watching from his box, the 32-year-old Swiss created 17 break point chances and capitalised four times to close out the win in one hour and 46 minutes. "It was not much rhythm out there," said Federer. "It was a matter of getting the job done and not getting broken. So it was a solid match from start to finish. Could have maybe won a few more break points here and there, but who cares now?" Federer, who is chasing his fifth Australian Open title, hasn't missed a Grand Slam tournament since the 1999 US Open. He surpassed the mark previously held by South African Wayne Ferreira, who appeared in 56 straight majors from the 1992 through 2003 Australian Opens. "Clearly that's a ...
Radek Stepanek exits the 2014 Australian Open after retiring hurt with a neck injury in his first-round match against Blaz Kavcic, who goes through to face Roger Federer.
Day Two - First Round Tennis Plays of the Australian Open All Markets with Sportingbet MENS: Gael Monfils - Straight Sets 3-0 - $1.72 - 2 Stake Kei Nishikori H2H - $1.33 - 1 Stake Milos Raonic - Straight Sets 3-0 - $1.42 - 2 Stake Radek Stepanek Straight Sets 3-0 - $2.30 - 1 Stake Rafael Nadal - Straight Sets 3-0 - $1.45 - 2 stakes Lleyton Hewitt - Straight Sets 3-0 - $2.20 - 1 stake Womens: Storm Sanders H2H - $2.60 - 0.5 Stakes Sloane Stephens Straight Sets 2-0 - $1.50 - 1 Stake All markets below are with Centrebet. Carla Suarez Navarro H2H - $1.38 - 1 Stake Carla Suarez Navarro (16) is coming off a 6-2 6-4 loss to Angelique Kerber (9) and will look to regain traction after winning two prior to this matchup. Carla Suarez Navarro (16) and Vania King (71) have never met on the hard court and we believe that Navarro should take this out H2H after King withdrew from her last match up with a right thigh injury. Galina Voskoboeva H2H - $1.65 - 1 Stake Galina Voskoboeva (66) is coming off three straight loss . ...
Indian players in Australian Open: Somdev Devvarman is the only Indian singles player Rohan Bopanna with Aisam-ul-Haq Aureshi of Pak Leander Paes with Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic Sania Mirza with Cara Black of Zimbabwe Mahesh Bhupati with Rajeev Ram of US Divij Sharan with Yen-Hsun Lu of Taiwan
11-01-14 SATURDAY SPORTS CHANNEL AROUND THE WORLD TENNIS AUSTRALIA Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina serves to Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic during their men's singles quarter final match at the Sydney International. Juan Martin del Potro continued his encouraging buildup to the Australian Open by reaching the semi-finals of the Sydney International on Thursday, but women’s contender Petra Kvitova was stunned by a Bulgarian qualifier in the last four.
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Top Seed Juan Martin Del Potro edged Radek Stepanek of Czech Republic in three sets to move into the Semifinals of the Apia International. The Argentine was thoroughly tested by the 35 year old Czech but finally emerged victorious, courtesy his big serves and heavy ground strokes.
Czech tennis couple Petra Kvitova and Radek Stepanek, both in town for Apia International Sydney 2014, took some time out from their preparations to visit the Sydney Tower Sky Deck on Monday.
Tournament No.2 seed Petra Kvitova finished her duties at the Sydney International on Tuesday before her boyfriend, despite getting on court after Radek Stepanek.
Keeping up the ‘Paes’ Leander Paes turned 40 this June. Less than three months later on Sunday, he won his 14th Grand Slam title, combining with Radek Stepanek to clinch the US Open men’s doubles. The fourth seeded Indo-Czech players dominated their victory over Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares in New York in straight sets making it 6-1 and 6-3 in under one hour and 13 minutes. This was Paes’ and Stepanek’s second major title together after their Australian Open win last year. At 40, Paes has eight men’s doubles Grand Slam titles under his racket and 14 overall. He also set a record of sorts, becoming the oldest man to win a Grand Slam title in the Open era. The feat is testimony to the willpower and character of one of India’s greatest sportsmen. And inimitably, Paes said it better than anyone could: "We both come from humble backgrounds and from countries where tennis wasn`t necessarily the number one sport. We both fought against adversity to get to where we are. So age is just a number fo ...
and Alize Cornet will debut tomorrow in the Hopman Cup in Perth, Australia against Radek Stepanek and Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic at 5:30 pm local time(10:30 am CET).
The Hopman Cup 2014 Teams I love the Hopman Cup. The tournament always attracts great players, which makes for great tennis, and the format of men and women playing together in a team for their country is really unique. Plus it signals the start of the 2014 Australian Open series. The teams are listed in order of seeding, with the player’s world rankings as at 9 December 2013 shown in brackets: 1. Poland – Agnieszka Radwanska (5) and Grzegorz Panfil (replaces Jerzy Janowicz) 2. USA – Sloane Stephens (12) and John Isner (14) 3. France – Alize Cornet (27) and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (10) 4. Canada – Eugenie Bouchard (32) and Milos Raonic (11) 5. Czech RepublicPetra Kvitova (6) and Radek Stepanek (44) 6. Italy –Flavia Pennetta (31) and Andreas Seppi (25) 7. Australia – Sam Stosur (18) and Bernard Tomic (51) 8. Spain – Anabel Medina Garrigues (100) and Daniel Munoz-De La Nava (replaces Tommy Robredo) The high world rankings of all the players in the tournament, with all but one woman in the to ...
19th November: *.Chhattisgarh recorded 74.70 per cent voter turnout in 72 Assembly constituencies in the second phase of polling. *.A motion laid in the House of Commons, England congratulating Sachin Tendulkar on a magnificent career and for being an ambassador for the game. *.German Chancellor Angela Merkel selected for Indira Gandhi Prize for Peace, Disarmament and Development for the year 2013. 18th November: *.India successfully test-fired the advanced BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from the Pokhran, Rajasthan. *.The Czech Republic retained their Davis Cup title after Radek Stepanek defeats Dusan Lajovic in the decisive match to seal a 3-2 final victory over Serbia. *.27-year-old Jamaican Usain Bolt has been named male World Athlete of the Year for a fifth time. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce selected for the Women's Athlete of the Year award. 17th November: *.Malta will host the next Commonwealth summit in 2015. *.Abdulla Yameen sworn in as new Maldives President. *.Actress Waheeda Rehman will receive t ...
Radek Stepanek was engaged to marry former world No. 1 Martina Hingis before the two called off their nuptials in 2007.
Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych handed the Czech Republic a 2-0 lead over Argentina in their Davis Cup semi-final on Friday, bringing the reigning champions to within a point of the final. PRAGUE: Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych handed the
So for the second consecutive year, Czech Republic wins the Congrats to Radek Stepanek and
CHAMPIONS! Czech Republic win the Davis Cup after Radek Stepanek demolishes Serbia’s Dusan Lajovic in straight sets.
Congrats Czech Republic for winning Davis Cup 2 times in a row! Simply brilliant combination of and Radek Stepanek!
The ultimate PlayBrave challenge now for Dusan Lajovic as he faces Radek Stepanek in the 5th and deciding rubber of the Davis Cup Final ;-)
Update from Day 2 (Rubber 3) of the Davis Cup World Group Final: Tomas Berdych/Radek Stepanek (CZE) def. Nenad Zimonjic/Ilija Bozoljac (SRB) 6-2, 6-4, 7-6. The Czech Republic leads Serbia 2-1. Looks like all is going as I thought it would.
Radek Stepanek is the stud of the Tennis world. Engaged to Hingis, married Nicole Vaidasova, and now he's banging Petra Kvitova.
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Radek Stepanek on his divorce with Nicole Vaidisova and his current romance with Petra Kvitova - Speaking to TENNIS.COM, Stepanek says, "There were times before when our marriage didn’t work, but I was fighting until the end to make it work. We didn’t find a way. I believe for both of us in the long run it was the best option. I didn’t want it to happen but it’s always better to be honest.” “I found in Petra something very, very special. She’s a very smart girl and very humble for a person who has already achieved so much in tennis. She has a big heart and when I see her parents, I kind of see my own parents. I’m so happy I found her, and it definitely changed my life.”
Radek Stepanek shakes hands with Novak during the draw for the Davis Cup.
Djokovic, Stepanek to open Davis Cup final: Novak Djokovic will face Radek Stepanek of holders Czech Republic ...
Nenad Zimonjic and Radek Stepanek of Czech talks with each other during practice session.
weekend's Davis Cup final between Serbia and the Czech Republic in Belgrade will be played on a hard surface in the 15,500-capacity Belgrade Arena Hall. Serbia will be led by world number two Novak Djokovic while the team also includes world number 36 Janko Tipsarevic and world number 13 doubles player Nenad Zimonjic. The Czech team, who will be playing in a third final in five years, will be made up of world number six Tomas Berdych as well as Lukas Rosol, Radek Stepanek and Jan Hajek. But their captain Jaroslav Navrail will miss the game after the 58-year-old was hospitalised with a pulmonary embolism.
With one round-robin match remaining at the ATP World Tour Finals, how can Leander Paes/Radek Stepanek qualify for...
Fernando Verdasco-DavidMarrero qualify for the semifinals in London, after defeating Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek!...
The Times of India - India - Paes-Radek suffer defeat in Tour Finals -
Novak Djokovic, Leander Paes, Radek Stepanek and Petra Kvitova spotted at Stamford Bridge watching Chelsea's Champions League match tonight.
Photoset: Petra Kvitova  watches the men’s doubles match between Leander Paes  and Radek Stepanek and David...
Petra Kvitova watching the men's doubles match between Leander Paes & Radek Stepanek during ATP World Tour Finals
Radek Stepanek about Team Serbia : There is a lot danger in the team but definitely number one Novak .
At the ATP World Tour Finals in London, Leander Paes/ Radek Stepanek lose to sixth seeds David Marrero & Fernando Verdasco 4-6, 6-7. Paes and Stepanek are now 1-1 in the round robin stage.
Paes-Stepanek lose to Marrero-Verdasco: Leander Paes and his Czech partner Radek Stepanek suffered their first...
Leander Paes & Radek Stepanek in their men's doubles match during day three of the Barclays ATP World Tour Finals
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and Radek Stepanek suffer defeat in 2nd Group B match of ATP World Tour finals to David Marrero & Fernando Verdasco
David Marrero and Fernando Verdasco! defeated Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek 6-4, 7-6(5) to earn one of the two...
Yess! Paes / Stepanek break back in the 2nd set for 2-2 just as I tune in. Radek Stepanek is fired up!
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek to play their men's doubles second group-B match of ATP World Finals at London today.
Indian Leander Paes and Czech Radek Stepanek had a close finish against Brazilian Bruno Soares and Austrian Alexander Peya, securing a 10-8 match tiebreak victory and their first win at the 2013 Barclays ATP World Tour Finals.
Hello. I have just followed you as I hear you are a fan of Stepanek. I love Radek!
captain Leander Paes captured his 14th Grand Slam championship, teaming with Radek Stepanek to defeat No. 2 seeds Alexander Peya and Bruno Soares 6-1, 6-3. Paes also won the US Open Tennis Championships men's doubles title in 2006 with Martin Damm and in 2009 with Lukas Dlouhy.
I absolutely hate Radek Stepanek what a ***
Beauty is in the eye of the beerholder. Iată încă un moment definitoriu pentru Radek Stepanek. Costum de firmă, partener de nădejde, privire îmbătătoare.
congrats to Leander and Radek on their wins.
Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek make winning start at ATP World Tour finals - NDTV
The World Tour Finals have commenced with Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek winning the doubles match to start proceedings
Leander Paes & Radek Stepanek are off to a great start at the ATP World Tour Finals, defeating Alexander Peya &...
Finally, Radek Stepanek and Leander Paes won the mens double. Next is Rafael Nadal vs David Ferrer (mens Single)
Radek STEPANEK is just too strong for Peya & Soares. Very Energetic! Dictating the rounds here
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Oh Radek Stepanek, wasted a second serve chance on a Deciding Point on the Peya serve.
Watch: Worst game you'll ever see in pro tennis
Watching my friend Leander Paes with his partner Radek Stepanek play today in Barclays Championships:)
Oh alright, is worth a pic too. Seemed to enjoy practice with Stepanek but needs to borrow Radek's London T! ht…
Gasquet's forehand is still the most hideous thing in tennis. And that includes Radek Stepanek.
Q. 2013 us open men's doubles winners :Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek What is the nationality of Radek Stepanek? :-P
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Berdych, Stepanek team up for Davis Cup final October 31, 2013 at 04:28PM PRAGUE (AP) -- Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek will team up again for the Czech Republic when it defends its Davis Cup title against Serbia in the November final. SI.com - Tennis
Tomas Berdych and Radek Stepanek will lead the Czech Republic when the title holders face Serbia in the Davis Cup final.
COPPA DAVIS: I CONVOCATI DELLA CECHIA The Czech Republic team to take on Serbia in the 2013 Final will be Radek Stepanek, Lukas Rosol and Jan Hajek -- Davis Cup (
US open 2013 this was 133rd version of the game played in New York. Men’s singles title was lifted by Spaniard Rafel Nadal, this was his 13th title and 2nd US open title and he defeated Serbia’s Novak Djokovic. In women’s singles Serena William of USA defended her title successfully by defeating Belarus’ Victoria Azarenka .in men’s double India’s Leander Paes and Czech Republic’s Radek Stepanek won the title. Korea open :- World No.4 Agnieszka Radwanska claimed her thirteenth career trophy and the third title of the year after triumphs at Auckland and Sydney at the start of the season as she won the KDB Korea Open by overwhelming Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in a nearly three hour epic in Seoul on Sunday. Pan Pacific open:-Sania Mirza of India and Cara Black of Zimbabwe won the Toray Pan Pacific Open tennis championship women's doubles title by defeating Hao- Ching Chan (Chinese Taipei) and Liezel Huber (USA) in final at Tokyo. And Petra Kvitova of Czech Republic won singles title. By defeating ...
Stepanek, Rosol gain Vienna quarterfinals: Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic outlasted Lukas Lacko of...
September, 2013 30th September: A special CBI court at Ranchi convicted former Bihar Chief Minster and RJD leader Lalu Prasad and 44 others including former Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra in the in the multi-crore fodder scam case. Ranjan Mathai appointed as India's High Commissioner to United Kingdom. 29th September: Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh meets Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif in New York. Kenya's Wilson Kipsang break the marathon world record in Berlin with 2hrs 3 mins and 23 seconds. N. Srinivasan re-elected as BCCI president for the third term. Ranjib Biswal named as new IPL chairman. 28th September: At Least 31 people killed in a Building Collapse in the dockyard area in the south of Mumbai. United Nations Security Council voted unanimously on a resolution to destroy Syria's chemicals weapons stockpile. Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association chief Rajeev Shukla, Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA) president Ravi Savant and Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) secretary Sneh Bansal will the th ...
Searching Radek, and one of the results was 'Radek Stepanek playboy'. Oooohhh...
Stosur, Tomic handed kind Hopman Cup draw have drawn and for their campaign starting in hosts will be represented by and for the exhibition team tournament in with the former US Open champion set to tackle Radwanska, Flavia and in her first tune-up for the Australian Open in will prepare for the major with group matches against and are the tournament's seventh seeds, and need to top Group B to reach the final - set for 4 - where they would meet one of Group A's France, the Czech Republic, the United States or the and the Spaniards (twice) are responsible for winning the past four Cups, with Anabel Medina Garrigues swapping Fernando Verdasco for Tommy Robredo as they attempt to defend the title. Robredo and Garrigues combined to reach the final in 2007, but lost to Russia. John Isner won the event in 2011 alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands, but the towering American is teaming up with Australian Open semi-finalist Sloane Stephens in 2013/14. Isner is set for an entertaining battle with fellow big-server Jo-Wi ...
Poland top-ranked team at Hopman Cup Perth, Australia, October 08, 2013 Polish world No. 4 Agnieszka Radwanska and this year's Wimbledon semi-finalist Jerzy Janowicz were announced as the top-seeded team Tuesday for the 2014 Hopman Cup in Australia. It will be Poland's first appearance at the mixed-team December 28-January 4 tournament in the western city of Perth, and they earned their number one ranking ahead of American pair John Isner and Sloane Stephens. But in a blow to organisers, popular duo Novak Djokovic and Ana Ivanovic, this year's runners-up to Spanish champions Anabel Medina Garrigues and Fernando Verdasco, will not be back, with Djokovic committed to taking part in the Davis Cup final. French pair Jo-Wilfried Tsonga and Alize Cornet are seeded third with Spain's Tommy Robredo and Medina Garrigues the lowest-ranked of the eight teams. Tournament director Steve Ayles said he was confident Djokovic and Ivanovic would be back in Perth in the future. "I know that they believe they have unfinishe ...
Canada represented at 2014 Hopman Cup by young guns Raonic and Bouchard, while Czechs will have lovebirds Petra Kvitova and Radek Stepanek.
Petra Kvitova and Radek Stepanek will represent the Czech Republic at Hopman Cup.
Current Affairs Sep. 2013 1st September: Bhuvana Kalva won 2013 ITF Women's Tennis Tournament defeating Akari Inoue of Japan. South Korea defeats India by 4-3 in the finals to win 9th Asia Cup Hockey Tournament. 2nd September: Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde inform that the cabinet resolution on Telangana will take place within 20 days. Food Security Bill passed by Rajya Sabha. 3rd September: Microsoft to acquire Nokia's Devices & Services business in 5.44 billion euros deal. 4th September: Raghuram Rajan took over as the 23rd RBI governor of RBI The Pension fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill, 2013 has been passed in the Lok Sabha. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrives in St Petersburg for 8th G20 summit. 5th September: Indian author Sushmita Banerjee shot dead outside her house in Afghanistan Teacher’s Day Celebrated across India on the birth anniversary of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) informed that the number of telephone subscribers . ...
CURRENT AFFAIRS : 6th SEPTEMBER 2013 * 1. IOC DEADLINE FOR IOA: Drop tainted members, hold elections by December 15 i. The International Olympic Committee has asked the Indian Olympic Association to drop charge-sheeted members by October 31 to enable its return to the Olympic family. ii. The international body wants IOA to hold fresh elections by December 15. If the IOA fails, India could face more punishment. iii. The IOA has been in exile since last December when the IOC's executive board suspended India after Lalit Bhanot, who is facing corruption charges linked to the scandal-hit New Delhi Commonwealth Games in 2010, was elected secretary-general of the IOA. iv. In its latest directive to the IOA, the international body categorically says it will consider India's return "only after tainted members are dropped." v. The IOC wants the IOA to amend its constitution so that officials facing criminal or corruption proceedings in court can be kept out of the IOA election process. 2. Parliament passes key Pen ...
GSM [1] Radek Stepanek d [3] Igor Sijsling 63 75 & is thus your The crafty Czech vet w/ too much variety & weaponry on this day.
Back to back titles for Radek Stepanek...this day is complete.
Igor Sisjling vs Radek Stepanek, who will win?
Has anyone seen and Radek Stepanek in same room? Just saying...
(3) Radek Stepanek and WC Pierre-Hugues Herbert are just about to get underway in semi
---Important General Awareness question nd answer--- 1. UP Govt has passed prohibitory orders in entire Faizabad to stop the Vishwa Hindu Parishad activists, who plan to launch which yatra on Sunday, 22 Sep 2013? [Category: India Politics Current Affairs] [A] Chaurasi Kosi Parikrama Yatra [ans] Pachaas Kosi Parikrama Yatra [C] Gyarah Kosi Parikrama Yatra [D] Panch Kosi Parikrama Yatra Show Answer 2. On Saturday, 21 Sep 2013, a Chinese court has found disgraced former top politician guilty of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power. The former party chief of Chongqing was sentenced to life imprisonment, but has the right to appeal. Can you name him? [Category: World Politics Current Affairs] [Ans] Bo Xilai [B] Bo Yuan [C] Bo Chuang [D] Bo Hatton Show Answer 3. A barrage of gunfire erupted on 22 Sep 2013, Sunday morning from the upscale Kenyan mall where there is a hostage stand-off with Islamic extremist attackers, according to Associated Press journalists at the scene. Somalia's radical rebel group, clai ...
(3) Radek Stepanek beats Illya Marchenko 6-3 6-2 to reach the semis
What happened to Marc Gicquel you played yesterday?
The last match of the day sees an average age of 70! 36 year old Marc Gicquel vs 34 year old Radek Stepanek
And none of them was Radek Stepanek, so that's an even bigger plus for you. :)
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Dreddy loses to Radek Stepanek 6-1 6-0! . Heads up and go for the title in doubles with PMX!
OH MY GOD :( Dreddy got bageled in the second set and lost with 1-6 0-6 to Radek Stepanek at the first round of
Q-23). Leander Paes recently added the 14th Grand Slam title to his illustrious tennis career. Who was his partner in the men’s doubles team which won the title at the recently concluded US Open 2013? a) Radek Stepanek b) Bruno Soares c) Bob Bryan d) Martin Damm
Dustin Brown vs Radek Stepanek could be one of the funniest match ever.
We've just seen our doubles entry list and it will be a *** We already indicated that Roger Federer will team with Zhang Ze and now we can tell you the Bryan brothers, Bob and Mike will head the seedings, Marc Lopez and Marcel Granollers will be there, age is no barrier as the oldest combination (combined age 81) will be joining us - Leander Paes and Daniel Nestor - Leander won the title last year with Radek Stepanek, Qureshi an Roger, Gasquet and Llodra, Isner and Querrey, Fleming and Marray. That's to name just a few.
and Radek Stepanek, Witty Values congratulates you for your win in the semis of the Men's Doubles!! A…
won't play his first round singles against Radek Stepanek before 12pm tomorrow! Best of luck :))
Wacthing Radek Stepanek vs Peya Soars USO final again. Thank you Ten Sports!
1. Italy and the Netherlands became the first European nations to clinch qualification for the 2014 World Cup finals. 2. Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf was on Thursday conferred the Indira Gandhi peace prize. She is a Nobel Prize Winner as well. 3. Serena wins US Open 2013. Leander Paes-Radek Stepanek win US Open men's doubles & Rafael Nadal beats Novak Djokovic,wins men's singles title. 4. Chhattisgarh has been selected for this year's prestigious National Literacy Award for the first time since its formation in November 2000..
Somdev Devvarman back in ATP top-100 is now ranked 98- As Rafael Nadal makes his move to regain the World No1 ranking from Novak Djokovic there is good news for Indian tennis fans. In the new ATP rankings released on Monday, India's top singles player Somdev Devvarman jumped three spots to 98. For more than one and a half years now, the Indian tennis ace has been ranked outside the top 100. In 2011, Somdev had achieved a career-best rank of 62 but a shoulder injury halted his progress and pushed him down the ranks. Another Indian tennis hopeful,Yuki Bhambri zoomed up to 287 with a huge jump of 190 places, following his performance at the Taiwan Challenger, where he was the runner-up after qualifying for the main draw. In the doubles, US Open champion team Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek were at No5, Rohan Bopanna and his partner at 7 and Mahesh Bhupathi and his partner at No10. In the ATP rankings Novak Djokovic continued to maintain his slender lead over US Open champion Rafael Nadal.
Leander Paes along with his partner Radek stepanek won the US slam for the : a. 1st time b. 7th time c. 3rd time d. 4th times
SPORTS Djokovic, Nadal, Murray shine in Davis Cup national duty Novak Djokovic produced a masterful performance on Sunday to help Serbia roar back to defeat Canada 3-2 and set up a Davis Cup final against the Czech Republic. On a weekend in which the sport's biggest names, with the exception of Roger Federer, put their individual schedules to one side and donned national colors instead, Djokovic helped ensure Serbia stayed on course to repeat their 2010 triumph. Rafael Nadal, fresh from winning his 13th Grand Slam title at the U.S. Open, helped Spain crush Ukraine to retain their place in the World Group while world number three Andy Murray steered Britain back among the elite with three points in his side's playoff victory over a weakened Croatia. In a sport where individual prizes dominate the calendar the Davis Cup is often regarded as a sideshow but try telling that to the 15,000 fans who produced a deafening roar in Belgrade. Serbia trailed 2-1 going into Sunday's two singles rubbers before Djokovic ...
Czechs back trusty Berdych, Stepanek for Davis Cup double The Czech Republic will bet on a time-tested successful team of Radek Stepanek and Tomas Berdych when they face Novak Djokovic-led Serbia in the Davis Cup finals on November 15-17. Source: ND TV Like our page for more news at one page.
September, 2013 15th September: India successfully test-fired Agni-V missile with range of about 5,000 km for second time from an island of Odisha. 14th September: US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced a deal on a framework to eliminate Syria's chemical weapons, after talks in Switzerland. Tripura ahead of Kerala to achieve top position in literacy chart in India with 94.65 percent. 13th September: The four accused men for raping and murdering a girl in New Delhi on 16th December, 2012 were sentenced to death by a Delhi court under Additional Sessions Judge Yogesh Khanna. Narendra Modi appointed BJP's PM candidate for 2014 polls. Rajasthan Royals cricketers S Sreesanth and Ankeet Chavan have been banned for life, Amit Singh for five years and Siddharth Trivedi for one year by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for their involvement in the spot fixing scandal during the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). Ray Dolby, Founder and Dir ...
Perhaps Dini and Max can assist me with this one - what exactly is it about the WTA tour and their fascination with Radek Stepanek. Fresh from divorcing Nicole Vaidisova - he has pounced on Petra Kvitova... I mean - he's bloody Radek Stepanek!!!
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Czech Republic ARE IN THE 2013 FINAL! and Radek Stepanek defeat Berlocq and Zeballos 63 64 62 and the…
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek win Men's doubles title at US Open. Third US Open and 14th Grand Slam title for Paes.
Bryan twins' run at a Grand Slam ends with loss at U.S. Open: Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek upset the...
Well done & Radek Stepanek for reaching the Finals & restricting & in their Cale…
US Open: Bob and Mike Bryan lose to Radek Stepanek and Leander Paes in men’s…
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek shocked defending champions, Bob and Mike Bryan, who were attempting to win all four Grand Sl...
ESPN Tennis - No calendar Slam for Mike and Bob Bryan, fall to Leander Paes, Radek Stepanek in US Open semis
The man in tennis who will always surprise me is Radek Stepanek. Serious respect for beating the invincible Bryan bros.
The Bryans have to win this set to keep their calendar slam hopes alive. Live stream:
and Radek Stepanek enter the final of the men's doubles after defeating top seeds Bob and Mike Bryan
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek make final by beating No1 doubles pair Bryan brothers.
Latest: Grand Slam slips away from Bryan brothers
Take a bow Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek. That was an impressive show. against the Bryan Brothers
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek beat the Bryan brothers in the US Open semi final...Awesome...
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek stunned top seeded and hot favourite pair of Mike and Bob Bryan, wh...
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Awesome news..Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek reached to the finals of US open,beating Bryan bros 36 63 64 :-)
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek reach US Open final with win over Mike and Bob Bryan.
.morning sir. Its just what it is. Just like Radek Stepanek and Petra Kvitova.
In New York for the US Open. Just saw Radek Stepanek and Petra Kvitova hand in hand on the street. OMG are they an item?
Earlier today, Radek Stepanek upset Fabio Fognini and Grigor Dimitrov did the same to Nicolás Almagro.
you should see me when I roll out of bed in the morning, I look like bloody Radek Stepanek.
Playing Tennis Elbow and in the Australian Open final its my created French character vs Radek Stepanek. Yeah I dunno either!
Wimbledon lost seven former No.1 players on Black Wednesday : Roger Federer, Maria Sharapova, Victoria Azarenka, Caroline Wozniacki, Ana Ivanovic, Jelena Jankovic and Lleyton Hewitt. That also includes players who suffered walkover and mid-match retirements: second-seeded Victoria Azarenka (walkover, right knee), men’s No. 6 Jo-Wilfried Tsonga (retirement, left knee), John Isner (retirement, left knee) and Steve Darcis (walkover, right shoulder), 10th-seeded Marin Cilic (walkover, left knee), 2006 quarterfinalist Radek Stepanek (retirement, left hamstring); and Yaroslava Shvedova (walkover, right arm). The International Tennis Federation said the seven players forced out is believed to be the most in one day at any Grand Slam event in the 45 years of the Open era.
THE NEWS OF WIMBLEDON 2013- Upset losses by Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova highlighted an astounding Day 3 at Wimbledon. SB Nation's Bill Connelly wrote that "there has possibly never been a day like this in tennis' long history," as favored players were defeated in droves to open up the field of championship contenders on both draws. Federer's loss to 116th-ranked Igor Sergiy Stakhovsky and Sharapova's loss to 131st-ranked Michelle Larcher de Brito were written about here and here. Federer's 6-7, 7-6, 7-5, 7-6 loss to Stakhovsky ended a record streak of 36 consecutive quarterfinals appearances in Grand Slam tournaments stretching back to 2003. Sharapova seemed to struggle with an injury during her match, but at least finished for a 6-3, 6-4 loss. More: SB Nation's full coverage of 2013 Wimbledon Six major names were forced to retire before or during matches Wednesday. Connelly listed the casualties: Victoria Azarenka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Marin Cilic, John Isner, Radek Stepanek and Day 1 star Steve Dar ...
WACKY WEDNESDAY AT WIMBLEDON It was a strange Wednesday at Wimbledon. The headlines of the day were the shock upsets of Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova. But in total seven former world no. 1 players failed to advance beyond the second round today, including Ana Ivanovic, Lleyton Hewitt, Caroline Wozniacki and Jelena Jankovic. Victoria Azarenka was the seventh no. 1 to depart, withdrawing from her match today due to an injury sustained in her previous match, as did Steve Darcis, the player who upset Rafa Nadal in the first round on Monday. John Isner injured his knee in his first service game and had to retire. Marin Cilic, Radek Stepanek, and Jo Wilfried Tsonga were also injured in their matches and retired. Yaroslava Shvedova also withdrew, bringing the total of withdrawals and retirements on one day to seven, a record for a single day in a Grand Slam. Hopefully all the players can make speedy recoveries and get back on the courts soon.
FedEx, Sharapova ,Hewitt out! Victoria Azarenka, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Radek Stepanek, Steve Darcis, Marin Cilic, John Isner and Yaroslava Shvedova retired hurt!!! What is happening? Looks like a Djoko-Andy final or is it the start of a new era?
SPEECHLESS. What a ruthless slaughter at Wimbledon - the likes of which I've never seen. 2nd round Federer is GONE. 36 straight quarterfinals in a row Grand Slam record from him GONE. Tsonga injured and GONE. Cilic injured and GONE. Isner injured and GONE. Benneteau GONE. The veteran Radek Stepanek injured and GONE. Lleyton Hewitt GONE. Steve Darcis (who just beat Nadal) GONE. On the women's side, Azarenka injured and GONE. Sharapova GONE. Wozniacki GONE. Ivanovic GONE. Jankovic GONE. Cirstea GONE. A historic record shattered. 11 seeds eliminated - 5 of them because of injuries. And the greatest player of all time has fallen in the 2nd round. Wow.
Victoria Azarenka, Steve Darcis, John Isner, Radek Stepanek, Marin Cilic, Yaroslava Shvedova, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga..had to pull out for injury
OK Wimbledon is just crazy today. The number of well known players forced to withdraw because of injury has to be a major concern. Throw in a handful of upsets and crazy is the only way to describe the day. On the women's side Azarenka withdrew, Sharapova loses (slipping and apparently suffering an injury during the match), Wozniacki lost and Ivanovic lost (to Canadian Eugenie Bouchard) On the Men's side today Tsonga retired with an injury during his match, Cilic withdrew with an injury, John Isner retired with an injury. There were also other matches where players pulled out due to injury including Shvedova, Radek Stepanek and Darcis (the guy who beat Nadal the other day).
Latest from already 7 players have withdrawn from the tournament: Jo-Wilfried-Tsonga, Victoria Azarenka, Marin Cilic, John Isner, Steve Darcis, Radek Stepanek and Yaroslava Shvedova. No Rafa, no party?
Day 3 at Wimbledon has had Jo Wilfried, Radek Stepanek & John Isner retired & Victoria Azarenka giving walkover. Lleyton has lost to Dustin Brown. Caroline Wozniacki & Ana Ivanovic gone too. Maria Sharapova looking to be upset by unseeded portuguese player. Rafa's conqueror Steve Darcis has also given a walkover to his 2nd round opponent.
What a weird day in Wimbledon: Victoria Azarenka, Marin Cilic, Steve Darcis and Yaroslava Shvedova withdrew today. Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, John Isner and Radek Stepanek retired with injuries.
More retirements marks this year's Wimbledon Championship. . . to join the list are John Isnaer (USA), Radek Stepanek (Czech) Steve Darcis (Belgian couqueror of Nadal), Marian Cilic (Croatia), Victoria Azarenka (Belarus). All this players retiring just on the same day (3rd day)... i think more time should be given for the players to move from the Clay to Grass season. Drop your view
8 days left and I feel bad for Victoria Azarenka, John Isner, Radek Stepanek, Steve Darcis and Marin Cilic who all got injured today at Wimbledon. Caroline Wozniacki could be next.
Crazy things going on at Wimbledon today. A flurry of players retiring from matches because of injuries: John Isner, Steve Darcis (who upset Nadal), Marin Cilic, Radek Stepanek, and the woman in the world Victoria Azarenka! Five players retiring today because of either elbow or knee injuries.
Radek Stepanek was once engaged to Martina Hingis?!
NP. I know if you heard the rumor unconfirmed that she and Radek Stepanek are together. He left his wife a few weeks ago.
Too good Radek Stepanek. Clearly does his best work off the court. Hingis Vaidasova and now Kvitova. Forehand is not the main weapon there.
So Radek Stepanek is leaving his wife, Nicole Vaidisova, for Petra Kvitova?? Angry ugly tennis player drama!
Stepanek and Vaidisova seeking divorce: Radek Stepanek and former world No. 7 player Nicole Vaidisova are a...
So Radek Stepanek's legendary sense of humor strikes again, huh?
Radek Stepanek and Nicole Vaidisova are calling it quits after three years of marriage:
1st Hingis, then Vaidisova (whom he married) and now Kvitova. Whats so *** charming about Radek Stepanek? Axe?? :p. Hope he doesnt end Petra's career as he did in case of the other two. God bless my 1 time favourite, Petra.
Radek Stepanek prays on the young girls of the WTA then kills there career. Maybe this explains why Petra has been sucking
Petra is rumored to be dating Radek Stepanek...
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Radek Stepanek, removing underachieving Czech WTA players from the tour since 2006...allegedly, allegedly
Czech tennis star Radek Stepanek and his wife, former WTA No. 7 player Nicole Vaidisova, are seeking divorce,...
rumour has it that Radek Stepanek and Nicole Vaidisova ended their marriage and Radek is now dating Kvitova.
Rumour has it: Kvitova dating Radek Stepanek. Thought I'd dampen your day...
Wimbledon seedings - Leander Paes/ Radek Stepanek seeded no. 4, Mahesh Bhupathi/ Julian Knowle seeded no.8, Rohan Bopanna and Eduardo Roger-Vasselin seeded no. 14 in the men's doubles draw. Sania Mirza/ Liezel Huber seeded no. 6 in the women's doubles draw
How Radek Stepanek gets all the women... I will never understand.
Paes - Radek suffered an upset defeat against Jamie Murray & John Peers in the quarter-finals of the Aegon International.
Andreas Seppi wins his match against Radek Stepanek 6-4, 6-2. He is 1st seeded player to advance to semi-final today.
Result: Andreas Seppi bt Radek Stepanek 6-4, 6-2 - the 2011 Champion is into the semi-final - can he win it again?
Isport from Czech reporting, with confirmation from Czech Fed spokesperson that Radek Stepanek & Nicole Vaidisova r divorcing
2011 Champion Andreas Seppi wins the first set against Radek Stepanek 6-4 -
Andreas Seppi breaks Radek Stepanek in the ninth game and will serve for the first set -
I always assumed the point was getting a chance to date Radek Stepanek
Is Radek Stepanek the Spencer Matthews of the tennis world?
Leander Paes and Radek Stepanek had began well but lost 6-1 3-6 5-10 to Jamie Murray and John Peers in the...
For those who don't believe me about Radek This was young Radek, pimp moves even then
I dont understand how Radek Stepanek gets these girls honestly. His face is one only a mother can love..Maybe he has a great personality?
It's obvious Radek Stepanek has the moves with the ladies. People should not be jealous, embrace the Thunder Lips & sexiness.
Breaking News: Radek Stepanek is divorcing Nicole Vaidisova...He is supposedly dating Petra Kvitova
Radek Stepanek has more ladies than Ivo Karlovic serves aces
Radek Stepanek is divorcing Nicole Vaidisova?Take note he broke off also his engagement to Martina Hingis.Next lady to be with him be warned
Among men's doubles at the Wimbledon, Bryan Brothers are the top seed. India's Leander Paes, teaming up with Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek, is seeded fourth. Mahesh Bhupathi, with Austrian partner Julian Knowle, is seeded eighth. Rohan Bopanna and Edouardo Roger-Vasselin are seeded 14th.
TENNIS: (3) Leander Paes/Radek Stepanek survived Ivan Dodig/Marcelo Melo 5-7, 7-6, 10-6 to reach the quarterfinals of the ATP 250 - Aegon International in Eastbourne, GBR. This was the first time in three matches, where the Indo-Czech duo recorded victory over their unseeded opponents.
TENNIS: The draws for the Wimbledon Championship 2013 beginning from June 22 are out! Sania Mirza will partner Liezel Huber for women's doubles category. Leander Paes will partner Czech Radek Stepanek again for the men's doubles category. Mahesh Bhupathi will pair up with Julian Knowle in men's doubles category. Rohan Bopanna will join hands with Edouardo Roger-Vasselin in men's doubles division.
The Tennis is looking all set for the tournament. Who's going and who are you looking forward to seeing?
Vesely-Stepanek 4:6 2:6. Dnes to nebylo ono. Zivot jde dal, budu na sobe dal tvrde pracovat, abych byl zas lepsi. Vesely-Stepanek 4:6 2:6. Today it wasn't my day. That's life, I will keep working *** my game to get better.
Match I've been waiting on this year. Nadal - Djoker at Roland Garros. Ajde Nole!
Andy Murray & Roger Federer advance to the 3rd round at the Madrid Open with wins over Florian Mayer & Radek Stepanek respectively
Update from the BMW Open in Munich: Mikhail Youzhny unfortunately lost yesterday in 3 sets against Radek Stepanek, he stays a few more days for practice before leaving to Madrid for the next tournament Mutua Madrid Open, where I also take care of him. Today Misha and Janko practiced together to prepare Janko Tipsarevic Official for his match tomorrow - he will play against G. Zemlja (SLO), 3rd match on Center Court.
I guess Radek thinks he'll be fit to play Davis Cup. Czech team: Radek Stepanek, Tomas Berdych, Lukas Rosol, Ivo Minar and Jan Hajek.
Ivan Lendl, Miloslav Mecir, Jan Kodes, Petr Korda, Jiri Novak and Radek Stepanek are just a few stars of the men’s game
Coming up in next couple of months on - Tim Henman, Andre Agassi, Radek Stepanek, Marc Rosset, Ivan Ljubicic, Sloane Stephens
A real treat to watch Novak Djokovic play Radek Stepanek in round 3 at the Australian Open yesterday. Congrats
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