Barbora Krejcikova becomes the first to match THIS record of Serena Williams

Since Serena Williams in 2010, Czech tennis star Barbora Krejcikova becomes the first woman to achieve this unique feat on the WTA Tour.

Barbora Krejcikova and Serena Williams
Barbora Krejcikova and Serena Williams

Barbora Krejková is a professional tennis player from the Czech Republic. Krejková is an eight-time Grand Slam champion, having won the 2021 French Open women’s singles title, the 2018 French Open, 2018 Wimbledon Championships, 2021 French Open and 2022 Australian Open women’s doubles titles, all with compatriot Katerina Siniaková.

She has also won the Australian Open mixed doubles titles in 2019 and 2021 with Rajeev Ram, and in 2020 with Nikola Mektic. After Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Samantha Stosur, she is one of only four female players to have won a Grand Slam title in all three areas.

Krejcikova has consistently been one of the finest doubles players in the world, but something has sparked in singles since last year and a half, and she is now one of the best in both categories. And this week, Krejcikova climbed to a new career-high of No. 2 in singles, making it to a very exclusive list. Krejcikova didn’t just win the singles at Roland Garros last year, she won the doubles with Katerina Siniakova. She is now the 10th woman in WTA history to reach the Top 2 in both singles and doubles in her career.

Barbora Krejcikova matches Serena Williams’ record

Barbora won the Australian Open doubles title this year and reached the quarter-finals in singles where she fell to Madison Keys. She also played the singles finals at the Sydney International event, which was also her first tournament of the season. She fell to fifth-seed Paula Badosa in three sets 3-6, 6-4, 6-7.

The most recent tournament she played this season was the Qatar Open where she lost in the round of 16 against Jelena Ostapenko. In the women’s doubles event, she and her partner Katerina Siniakova gave a walkover to Sania Mirza and Lucie Hradecka in the quarter-final round.

As for the rankings, Ashleigh Barty stays on the top of the charts, maintaining her reign. Anett Kontaveit rose up on the ladder to the 5th spot, becoming the highest-ranked Estonian singles player of all time as a result. Krejcikova surpassed Aryna Sabalenka to take the second spot. After defeating Anett Kontaveit at the Qatar Open, Iga Swiatek moved up four places to clinch fourth place.

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