Hradecka and Voracova win Portoroz WTA and national team advances


Lucie Hradecka and Renata Voracova have won the women's doubles at the WTA tournament in Portoroz, Slovenia. The victory came effortlessly as a member of the opposing team, Emilie Loit of France, had to withdraw from the final after injuring her wrist in the semifinal match.

Meanwhile, the Czech national team has earned a place in the Davis Cup rankings thanks to a dramatic match played in the Netherlands. Victorious in a key men's doubles match, Czech players Tomas Berdych and Martin Damm defeated the Dutch duo of Peter Wessels and Rogier Wassen in 3:1 sets, 6:7 (4:7), 5:7, 7:6 (7:2), 6:7 (4:7).