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Defending champ wins in Rotterdam

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Defending champion Radek Stepanek advanced past the first round Wednesday at the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

More dropouts at Rotterdam tennis

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- The 2007 ATP AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam, Netherlands, has lost two more players to injuries or illness.

Federer streak continues in Melbourne

MELBOURNE, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- World No. 1 Roger Federer ran his match winning streak to 32 Friday with a straight-set victory at the Australian Open, moving him into the round of 16.

Baghdatis bounced from Australian Open

MELBOURNE, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- No. 11-seeded Marcos Baghdatis, the runner-up in the 2006 Australian Open, was upset in second-round play at tennis's first Grand Slam event of the year.

Djokovic moves into Adelaide quarterfinals

ADELAIDE, Australia, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Top-seeded Serbian Novak Djokovic advanced out of the round-robin section with a win Wednesday at the Adelaide International tennis tournament in Australia.

Tennis pros Hingis, Stepanek engaged

GOLD COAST CITY, Australia, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Former No. 1 women's tennis player Martina Hingis said in Australia that she and men's tennis pro Radek Stepanek became engaged last month.

Djokovic wins the Dutch Open

AMERSFOORT, Netherlands, July 23 (UPI) -- Novak Djokovic beat Nicholas Massu Sunday in straight sets to win the Dutch Open Tennis Tournament in Amersfoort, Netherlands.

Federer draws No. 1 seed at Wimbledon

LONDON, June 23 (UPI) -- Switzerland's Roger Federer is the top seed among men at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships in London.

Marquee names advance at the Stella Artois

LONDON, June 14 (UPI) -- Rafael Nadal of Spain, American Andy Roddick and Australian Lleyton Hewitt were second-round winners at the Stella Artois Championships in London.

Hewitt wins in a little pain in Paris

PARIS, June 1 (UPI) -- Lleyton Hewitt of Australia Thursday advanced to the third round of the French Open at Paris.

Robredo wins Hamburg Masters

HAMBURG, Germany, May 21 (UPI) -- Spaniard Tommy Robredo beat Czech Radek Stepanek in straight sets at Sunday's Hamburg Masters final in Hamburg, Germany.

Robredo, Stepanek in Hamburg final

HAMBURG, Germany, May 20 (UPI) -- No. 8 Tommy Robredo of Spain and 15th-seeded Czech Radek Stepanek won their semifinal matches Saturday at the Hamburg Masters in Germany.

Ancic ousts Davydenko at Hamburg Masters

HAMBURG, Germany, May 19 (UPI) -- Mario Ancic of Croatia beat fourth-seeded Russian Nikolay Davydenko, 5-7, 7-6 (7-4), 6-3, in Friday's quarterfinals at the Hamburg Masters in Germany.

Davydenko advances, Blake loses at Hamburg

HAMBURG, Germany, May 18 (UPI) -- Nikolay Davydenko was a winner and James Blake lost Thursday in the third round of the Hamburg Masters Tennis Tournament in Germany.

Federer, Nadal win again at Rome

ROME, May 11 (UPI) -- Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Roddick Thursday all won their third-round matches at the clay-court Italian Open tennis tournament in Rome. Federer, the top seed, beat No. 14 Radek Stepanek of the Czech Republic, 6-1, 6-4. The 2nd-seeded Nadal of Sp
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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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