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Roddick reaches Legg Mason quarterfinals

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Andy Roddick needed three sets Thursday to defeat Radek Stepanek and reach the quarterfinals of the Legg Mason Tennis Classic.

Stepanek wins Countrywide tennis final

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- Czech Radek Stepanek upset second-seeded American James Blake in three sets Sunday to win the Countrywide Classic.

Blake, Stepanek set for Countrywide finals

LOS ANGELES, July 22 (UPI) -- Second seed American James Blake and Czech Radek Stepanek Saturday advanced to the finals at the Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles.

Blake reaches Los Angeles semis

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- No. 2 seed James Blake defeated Vincent Spadea Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Countrywide Classic in Los Angeles.

Mathieu, Seppi reach Swiss Open final

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 14 (UPI) -- Frenchman Paul-Henri Mathieu and Italian Andreas Seppi advanced Saturday to the final of the Swiss Open Gstaad tennis tournament.

Andreev surprises Gasquet in quarterfinals

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 13 (UPI) -- Igor Andreev pulled off an upset Friday, eliminating defending champion and Wimbledon semifinalist Richard Gasquet at the Swiss Open.

Two matches completed in rainy Swiss Open

GSTAAD, Switzerland, July 9 (UPI) -- Fourth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber of Germany was one of only two first-round winners on a rainy Monday at the 2007 Swiss Open in Gstaad. Kohlschreiber defeated Czech Jan Hernych, 7-6 (7-0), 7-6 (7-3), after the start of play was delayed by torrential ra

Roddick, Ljubicic claim second-round wins

LONDON, June 12 (UPI) -- Second-seeded Andy Roddick and No. 5 Ivan Ljubicic both won Tuesday and advanced to the third round of the $900,000 Artois Championships in London. Roddick, who won the tournament three consecutive years from 2003-2005, swept past Radek Stepanek 6-4, 6-4

Swiss Federer, American Blake win in Rome

ROME, May 8 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Swiss Roger Federer and American James Blake were opening-round winners Tuesday at the Italian Masters in Rome.

Top-seeded Haas ousted at Munich

MUNICH, Germany, May 1 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Tommy Haas was ousted in straight sets Tuesday in the first round of the $416,000 BMW Open clay-court tennis tournament in Munich, Germany. Haas was shoved out by Sebastien Grosjean, who posted a solid 6-4, 6-4 victory over the world's No. 11-r

Tursunov, Stepanek upset in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain, April 23 (UPI) -- Ninth-seeded Russian Dmitry Tursunov and 10th-seeded Czech Radek Stepanek were first-round losers Monday at the $1 million Open Seat 2007.

Nadal still winning on clay

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 18 (UPI) -- Defending champion Rafael Nadal extended his clay-court winning streak to 63 matches with a second-round victory at the Master Series-Monte Carlo in Monaco.

Nalbandian advances in Monte Carlo

MONTE CARLO, Monaco, April 16 (UPI) -- David Nalbandian rallied Monday for a first-round victory in the $2.82 million clay-court Masters Series Monte Carlo.

Top-ranked Federer loses again to Canas

MIAMI, March 27 (UPI) -- Top-ranked Roger Federer was defeated again by Guillermo Canas Tuesday at the $3.45 million Sony Ericsson Open.

Defending champ ousted in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Philipp Kohlschreiber won two tiebreakers Thursday to beat defending champ Radek Stepanek in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
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Radek Stepanek
Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic returns a shot to Roger Federer of Switzerland during their semi-final match on Court Central at the Rogers Cup ATP Masters Series at Uniprix Stadium in Montreal on August 11, 2007. Federer won 7-6, 6-2 to advance to the finals. (UPI Photo/Grace Chiu).
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Radek Štěpánek (born 27 November 1978 in Karviná) (Czech pronunciation: ) is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic.

Štěpánek turned professional in 1997. He started on tour as a doubles specialist, winning 12 ATP titles. Since 2002, Štěpánek has focused on being a better singles player while still playing top-level doubles. He is known for his after the shot grunting, his over the top celebrations and his many relationships with WTA players.

Štěpánek first came to mainstream notice when he defeated former world no.1 Gustavo Kuerten in 5 sets on his way to the 3rd round of the 2003 Australian Open.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Radek Stepanek."
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