The two month long clay court season came to end, as the French Open 2021 concluded on Sunday. The Grandslam which is played on clay courts, is one of the toughest tournaments on the tour. Just like every year, French Open threw up several surprises, with several players laying their hands on their maiden Grandslam title.
Novak Djokovic won the Men’s Singles event, after defeating Stefanos Tsitsipas in the finals. The highlight of the tournament came when the Serbian defeated Rafael Nadal in a thrilling four set match in the semifinals. With his title in Paris, Djokovic completed his Double Career Grandslam title.
On the women’s side, Barbora Krejcikova continued the trend of unseeded players winning the French Open title. In the past five years, four of women’s singles champions have been unseeded. Krejcikova defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the finals in three sets, to end an amazing tournament.
Barbora Krejcikova completes a ‘historic’ double in Paris
One title was not enough for Barbora Krejcikova, as she also claimed the French Open 2021 Women’s Doubles title alongside Katerina Siniakova. The Czech pair defeated Iga Swiatek and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the finals in straight sets. Krejcikova became the first woman after Mary Pierce in 2000 to claim both singles and doubles titles.
|Men’s Singles||Novak Djokovic|
|Women’s Singles||Barbora Krejcikova|
|Women’s Doubles||Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova|
|Men’s Doubles||Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut|
|Mixed Doubles||Joe Salisbury and Desirae Krawczyk|
|Boy’s Singles||Luca Van Assche|
|Girl’s Singles||Linda Noskova|
|Boy’s Doubles||Arthur Fils and Mpetshi|
|Girl’s Doubles||Alexandra Eala and Oksana Selekhmeteva|
|Men’s quad wheelchair singles champion||Dylan Alcott|
|Men’s quad wheelchair doubles||Andy Lapthorne and David Wagner|
|Men’s wheelchair singles title||Alfie Hewett|
|Women’s wheelchair doubles||Diede de Groot and Aniek van Koot|
|Women’s wheelchair singles||Diede de Groot|
Great Britain’s Joe Salisbury and America’s Desirae Krawczyk claimed the Mixed Doubles title, and dropped only two sets throughout the tournament. On the other hand, home favorites, Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Nicolas Mahut claimed their second French Open Men’s Doubles titles after a three set victory in the finals.