After skipping a season due to the pandemic, the year-end championships are back. The 2021 WTA Finals are currently underway in Guadalajara, Mexico. This is the 50th edition of the prestigious tournament that features the top 8 WTA players in singles and doubles category.
The 2021 WTA Finals will be held in a round-robin format. For this, the players are divided into 2 groups: Group Chichen Itza (A) and Group Teotihuacan (B). Group A consists of top-seeded Aryna Sabalenka, 4th seed Maria Sakkari, 5th seed Iga Swiatek and the 7th seed Paula Badosa. Whereas, Group B is formed by 2nd seed Barbora Krejcikova, 3rd seed Karolina Pliskova, 6th seed Garbine Muguruza and 8th seed Anett Kontaveit.
Ahead of her group-stage battle with Anett Kontaveit, Barbora Krejcikova spoke to the media praising her group mates, saying they are all on top of their forms.
Barbora Krejcikova: Looking forward to play all these girls in WTA Finals
25-year-old Barbora Krejcikova, the Czech professional tennis player, won the Roland Garros this year, she attained a career-best ranking of no. 3 in the world, at the start of the month. Krejcikova is equally accomplished in the doubles category. While she is currently ranked no. 3 in doubles as well, in 2018, she was ranked no. 1. She has 3 grand slam doubles title (French Open 2018 & 2021, Wimbledon 2018). In mixed doubles, she has lifted the Australian Open trophy for three consecutive years: 2019, 2020, and 2021. Barbora Krejcikova is also an Olympic Gold Medallist, having won in the doubles category while representing Czech Republic in the Tokyo Olympics. Along with Kateřina Siniaková, Krejcikova was a finalist in the doubles event of the 2018 WTA Finals.
Having qualified for the 2021 WTA Finals, Krejcikova has been placed alongside Pliskova, Muguruza, and Kontaveit. In an interview with WTA Insider, Krejcikova said “I have in my group Karolina, Garbiñe, and Anett. Very, very difficult group. I’m just really looking forward to play all these girls because they are just amazing and they have really, really good results, just on top of the game right now.”
Barbora Krejcikova and Anett Kontaveit will battle each other in the group stage of the 2021 WTA Finals. The matches can be watched here.