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Sunday, June 13, 2021

Czech Krejcikova wins first Grand Slam singles 2021 title in Paris

Czech Barbora Krejcikova beat Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova to wins the 2021 Freanch Open Final, (Roland Garros).



Unseeded Czech Barbora Krejcikova sealed her rapid rise in the singles game by claiming a first Grand Slam title in an emotional French Open win. 

Krejcikova beat Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1 2-6 6-4 in only her fifth major singles draw appearance. 


The former doubles world number one paid tribute to mentor Jana Novotna, who died in 2017 at the age of 49, saying she owed her success to her.


 “Pretty much her last words were just enjoy and just try to win a Grand Slam. And, I mean, I know that, from somewhere, she’s looking after me,” Krejcikova told the crowd at Court Philippe Chatrier, 



Best Stats from Krejcikova Maiden Slam singles title in Roland Garros 2021.


 1  --  Krejcikova is the third unseeded women’s champion since 2017 at Roland Garros. There were zero from 1968 through 2016.


2  --   She 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. 


3  --  Krejcikova and partner Katerina Siniakova already own two Grand Slam doubles titles and reached Sunday’s final of that event. 


4  --  Pavlyuchenkova, a 29-year-old Russian, was playing in her first Grand Slam final in the 52nd major tournament of her career — the most appearances by a woman before reaching a title match.


5  --   Krejcikova is the sixth consecutive first-time Grand Slam champion to collect the women’s championship at Roland Garros.



Top seed singles women's title contenders fall in 2021 Roland Garros at Paris.



 Naomi Osaka, 2021 champion, withdrew to take a mental health break. 

No. 1 Ash Barty, the 2019 champion, retired in the second round with an injured left hip. 

Simona Halep, the 2018 champion, didn’t play at all because of a hurt calf. 

Serena Williams lost in the fourth round. 

2020 French Open Defending champion Iga Swiatek lost in the quarterfinals.....







Courtest to BBCSports.com  and  APNews.com


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