Barbora Krejcikova‘s wait for her maiden Single’s Grand Slam finally comes to an end as she wins the French Open 2021.
Barbora playing in her maiden Grand Slam final, defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in just under 2 hours as she clinched her first Singles Grand Slam which is also her first major. Barbora had won 5 Doubles Grand Slam before which included the 2018 French Open Doubles which was her maiden Grand Slam title but couldn’t find success in the Singles event.
Barbora becomes the first Czech woman to win the Roland-Garros Singles title since Hana Mandlikova won in 1981. Barbora who is the current World No. 33 was unseeded in the tournament and is now on a 12-match unbeaten streak on Clay as she was also the winner at the WTA Strasbourg Open 2021. She was not in the Top-100 9 months ago and is now the champion at the Roland Garros.
Barbora Krejcikova is in tomorrow’s Doubles Finals also
Barbora became the 3rd unseeded champion at the French Open in the last 5 years and the 6th new Champion in the Women’s category. Jelena Ostapenko in 2017 and Iga Swiatek in 2020 are the only two other champions in the history of French Open to win the Singles title unseeded.
This also became the fifth final in the last eight women’s French Open finals that have gone to a deciding set. No men’s French Open final has gone to a deciding set since 2004 (Gaudio d. Coria).
Barbora wins her first major singles title in just her fifth major appearance, the third-fewest by a woman in the Open Era. The past-15 majors have seen nine different maiden Slam winners.
Barbora now has chance to cap off a dream fortnight in Paris as she will contest in the Women’s Doubles finals as well with partner Katerina Siniakova against the pair of Iga Swiatek and Bethanie Mattek-Sands. If Barbora emerges successful, she will hold the rare distinction of winning the Singles and Doubles title together at the French Open and will rise to No. 1 rankings in Doubles.