Kazakh Davis Cup team robbed in Czech Republic

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 06, 2011 16:10 hrs

Ostrava, Czech Republic March 6 (DPA) Saturday was not a good day for the Kazakhstan Davis Cup team: Not only did they lose their doubles match against the Czech Republic, they were also robbed.

The CTK news agency reported Sunday that unknown thieves broke into the players' hotel rooms and stole laptops, cash and other items with a value of 17,000 euros ($23,600).

The tennis players were not the only ones who were robbed, the agency said, as Czech tennis officials also fell prey to the thieves.

Hotel management believe that a foreign guest in the hotel was responsible for the thefts.

A spokesman for the Czech Davis Cup team, Karel Tejkal, said that the stolen goods were not related to the Davis Cup. 'Typical theft items were stolen.'

The Czech team is leading the game 2-1 and needs to win just one of Sunday's two singles matches to advance to the next round.