“Why everyone is saying its three of us,” Aryna Sabalenka demands respect for Barbora Krejcikova’s achievements

Aryna Sabalenka praises Barbora Krejcikova on her consistent form and believes that she is one of the players to watch out.


“Why everyone is saying its three of us,” Aryna Sabalenka demands respect for Barbora Krejcikova’s achievements

Barbora Krejcikova and Aryna Sabalenka

Although, media, critics and legends are excited about the emergence of Big Three in Women’s Tennis- Aryna Sabalenka, Iga Swiatek and Elena Rybakina this season, Barbora Krejcikova does not agree with them. She is also listing herself in contention and is arguing to recognize her as one of the contenders in the mix of The Big Four.

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The records also are in her favour. She has beaten both the Australian Open 2023 women’s singles title winner Aryna Sabalenka and current World No.1 Iga Swiatek in the Dubai Tennis Championships in her path to claim the WTA 1000 title.

She is again poised to face Aryna Sabalenka in the third round of the Miami Open. When the Belarusian was asked about the Czech’s recent claims before their match, she agreed.

I was thinking the same, why everyone is saying it’s three of us? No, it’s four of us. She’s doing really well and playing really consistently. It’s four of us, I would say. I really want to see it keep going. I think we’re all going to do what we can to keep it going,” the current World No.2 said.

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Barbora Krejcikova defeated Madison Keys in a tough match 7-6 (7/4), 6-3 in her previous round match of Miami Open. Meanwhile, Aryna Sabalenka defeated Marie Bouzkova in her previous round match 6-1, 6-2. Hence, it is expected to be a thrilling match-up between the two.

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Aryna Sabalenka v Barbora Krejcikova: Head to Head

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Barbora Krejcikova and Aryna Sabalenka

The current World No.2 and the World No.13 has met each other 4 times in their career. Their first meeting took place in the semi-final round of the Linz Open in 2020. Aryna Sabalenka won this match 7-5, 4-6, 6-3. In their second meeting in the Quarter-final round of the US Open in 2021, the 24-year old thrashed the Czech 6-1, 6-4.

Barbora Krejcikova won the first encounter between the two in her career last month in the Quarter-final round of the Dubai Tennis Championships. She won the match 0-6, 7-6 (7/2), 6-1. However, Aryna Sabalenka soon took her revenge by defeating her in the third round of the Indian Wells Open 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.

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Their meeting in the Miami Open will be their fifth encounter in their respective careers and their third this season. Hence, both players would like to prove their mettle by beating the other and to advance in the next round of the competition.

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