French Open 2021 : Barbora Krejcikovo becomes first player to win women’s singles and doubles title in thr se year since 2000
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Barbora Krejcikovo has won her maiden Grand Slam Women’s Singles Title, beating Russian Anastasia Pavlychenkova in the French Open final.
Former doubles world number one Krejcikovo defeated 31st seed Pavlychenkova 6 – 1, 2 – 6, 6 – 4 at Ronald Garros on 12 June 2021.
The match ended with Pavlyuchenkova’s backhand landing long on the fourth match point for Krejcikova.
Krejcikova will rise to number 15 in the world as a result of her win on Saturday as she became the sixth successive first-time major victor in Paris.
Krejcikova, who can also win a third Grand Slam women’s doubles title on Sunday with partner Katerina Siniakova, was presented with the trophy by Czech-born Martina Navratilova who won two French Opens as a United States citizen.
Krejcikova, a five-time Grand Slam winner in doubles and mixed, last year won her first Grand Slam main-draw singles match and broke into the top 100 in singles for the first time.
She had zero wins over top-10 players until last month.
Berbora became the first Czech Women’s Singles champion since 1981.