It was a dream come true for Barbora Krejcikova as she became only the second player from her country to win the Roland Garros title. She beat Russian 31st seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final in three sets 6-1,2-6,6-4 to lift the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen.
In doing so, she also became only the second unseeded player after Jelena Ostapenko in the open era to win the title. This was only the fifth grand slam tournament in singles for Krejcikova and her previous best performance was a fourth round appearnce. It was just the second WTA title for Krejcikova having won at Strasbourg the week before French Open.
Congratulatory messages flooded all over social media for Krejcikova. Fans and her fellow compatriots acknowledged her mega achievement. Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep and Barbora Strycova took to twitter laud the Champion.
Former Czech Republic and Chelsea goal-keeper, Petr Cech also took to Instagram to congratulate Krejcikova. “Amazing achievement! Good luck for tomorrow,” he wrote on his Instagram.
Barbora Krejcikova on the verge of completing a historic double
Krejcikova now will try to become the first woman since Mary Pierce in 2000 to win the French Open singles and doubles titles in the same year. She alongwith her partner Katerina Siniakova will lock horns against Iga Swiatek and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the Women’s Doubles Final on Sunday.
If she manages to win, it will be one of the most iconic chapters in the history of Roland Garros. And the second seeded Czech pairing will go in as the favorites too against the 14th seed pairing in the Final.