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I didn't see one of these, apologies if there was one and I wasn't looking hard enough:p

From the June '07 Australian Tennis Magazine (Massive article about Tomas, this was also there)

He Loves Lucy
(still trying to figure out if this is a pun on the I love Lucy show or if it's a typo
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With his pleasant nature, good looks and impressive career, Tomas Berdych is the kind of guy you'd love to take home to Mum...but sorry girls, he's very much taken. For several years Berdych has been in a steady relationship with Lucie Safarova, a top 30 player on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour.

The couple, who first met as juniors ("I was maybe just 10 or 11 years old" says Berdych), is now one of the highest profile pairings in the game. Berdych says he has no problem with the fact that his relationship is such a public one.

"Always you can find some people that are nice (about it)" he says, before adding that sharing a relationship with another player has some distinct benefits. "I have to say that it's maybe better, that it's an advantage because we know each other and we know what tennis is. You know when you are travelling and you are not at home and you are practicing or whatever."

Berdych and Safarova recently teamed up to represent the Czech Republic in the Hyundai Hopman Cup and were thrilled when they both achieved fourth-round results at Australian Open 2007. [edit: except Lucie went further and got to the quarters.....]

After progressing to the Monte Carlo semi-finals last month, Berdych travelled to Bratislava in the Slovak Republic to support Lucie in Fed Cup. When ATP and WTA Tours take separate paths, Berdych and Safarova remain in close contact.

"Lucie and I text message, make phone calls and now all the time use Skype. It's very good. You can spend so much time on that," Berdych wrote on a blog that appeared on atptennis.com earlier this year. "We go to some tournaments together during the season, like Indian Wells, Miami then all four Grand Slams. We try before some big tournaments like the US Open to go one week before. So I think anyway it can be better, it can be worse. But if it's like this I'm happy."
 

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Berdych and Safarova recently teamed up ti represent the Czech Republic in the Hyundai Hopman Cup and were thrilled when they both achieved fourth-round results at Australian Open 2007.
Don't know if the title is a typo or a play on words...
But that result is definitely wrong!!
Quarter Final thankyou:eek:
 

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The title seems like a play on words.

A rather cute article omitting the mistake of Lucie's AO result. :)
 

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yeah the typo there confused me, I thought I better type it exactly as it was:shrug:....I'll just change it:p
 

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From this week's New Idea magazine (please keep in mind this is one of "those" weekly women's magazine:p)

Game of Love

Young Czech tennis stars Tomas Berdych and Lucie Safarova are soulmates on and off the court.

The ultimate love match between tennis aces Tomas Berdych and Lucie Safarova gives the young couple the best of both worlds as they face all the hefty demands of their sport. These lovers from the Czech Republic found their prize-each other-five years ago while training in their hometown of Prostejov.

Now, as they both make headline appearances in the 2008 Australian Open and contest a grueling 10-month-a-year professional tennis circuit, the childhood sweethearts have the perfect support system.

"It's an advantage to be together on tour," Lucie says. "The other players are the only people who know what you're going through, so to have your partner there's great."

Tomas, 22, and Lucie, 20, are both rising through the world tennis ranks, and joke that they can get competitive comparing their careers. But they admit to feeling each other's successes and disappointments.

"When Lucie has a good result it's exciting for me," Tomas says. "I know how hard she works and what she's gone through, and she supports me in the same way."

Tomas and Lucie say that despite their high-pressure lifestyles, they never fight. While tennis partners can often be fixtures courtside, such as Lleyton Hewitt's wife Bec, the gorgeous Czech duo are often playing simultaneously on neighbouring courts.

Growing up in Prostejov, a town of about 50,000 people in the country's east, Tomas says their tennis community was tight-knit. Both players studied through an equivalent of home-schooling, so they made their friends while playing sport.

"It's not a very big town and there aren't that many people playing tennis, so we knew of each other very early on," Tomas says.

"We know the key to a great relationship is communication, and we have no problem there."

For Tomas, ranked 14th in the world, 2008 is tipped as the year he'll win a grand slam title. Left-handed Lucie, 23rd in the women's tennis ranks, is constantly improving and a feared underdog against more glamorous top-ranking opponents.

Lucie derailed Alicia Molik's comeback hopes in Sydney recently with a two-set victory against her-and has high hopes for the Australian Open.

"At the moment, tennis is our life. It's our career and number-one priority," Lucie says. "But we can separate our career from our personal life- you have to."

As for the inevitable sound of wedding bells, Tomas and Lucie agree there's plenty of time for that. "For us, marriage wouldn't change anything," Lucie says.
 

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^ with that artical their are 2 pics of them also
My scanner has decided to go on strike...again:p Nice pics though. The interview must have been done on the same day as the Myer autograph session cause they're wearing the same clothes
 

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Lucie & Thomas are so sweet :) its a pity Lucie lost in the first round :(
 

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http://www.fedcup.com/en/news/218773.aspx

13 November 2015

Safarova wins Fed Cup Heart Award

The ITF has announced that Lucie Safarova has won the final Fed Cup Heart Award of 2015 in recognition of her performance during Czech Republic’s semifinal victory against France in Ostrava in April.

Safarova has represented her country in Fed Cup by BNP Paribas for the past 12 years having made her debut in 2004 at the age of 17. She has played a total of 19 ties, and been a member of three Fed Cup Final winning teams in 2011, 2012 and 2014. In April’s semifinal, she gave Czech Republic a winning start against France, saving five match points to defeat Caroline Garcia 46 76(1) 61 in the opening rubber.

Safarova was presented with a cheque for US$10,000, which will be donated to her chosen charity, Movement Without Help Foundation, a Czech charity that supports people with spinal injuries and illnesses. The presentation was made on Friday by ITF President David Haggerty after the draw ceremony for the 2015 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final between Czech Republic and Russia at City Hall in Prague.

Safarova said: “It’s such great news. I’m really happy. It’s an honour to get such a prize and I would like to thank all the fans who voted for me. You always play with you heart in Fed Cup and I love to play for my team. It means a lot for me to win this award.”

Safarova was shortlisted for the award alongside Petra Kvitova (CZE), Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (RUS) and Elena Vesnina (RUS). All four players competed in the World Group semifinals in April and helped their nation reach the Final, which is taking place at the O2 Arena in Prague on 14-15 November.

The players were shortlisted by the Heart Award judging panel, consisting of ITF President David Haggerty and a mixture of former players and members of the international media. A public vote, which ran on 26-29 October, was held on FedCup.com and FedCup.com/es to decide the winner.

A total of six Heart Awards have been presented in 2015. Safarova follows in the footsteps of Flavia Pennetta (ITA), Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU), Cagla Buyukakcay (TUR), Veronica Cepede Royg (PAR) and Tamarine Tanasugarn (THA), who were honoured earlier this year.

ITF President David Haggerty said: “I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Lucie for her longstanding commitment to the Czech Republic team and some outstanding performances. She has played a key role in her team’s success in recent years, during which she has demonstrated her fighting qualities and a strong team spirit.”

The Fed Cup Heart Award is an ITF initiative that was first presented to USA's Melanie Oudin at the 2009 Fed Cup by BNP Paribas Final. It aims to recognise players who have represented their country with distinction, shown exceptional courage on court and demonstrated outstanding commitment to their team.
Congrats, Lucie ! :D
 

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