By Puneet Chaudhary - June 12, 2021
Paris8 minutes ago
Barbora Krejcikova, 25, kisses the trophy after becoming champion. For the sixth consecutive time, the French Open has got a new women’s singles champion.
Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova has won the women’s singles title at the French Open. The 25-year-old unseeded Krzyskova defeated Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 6-3 in the final to win her only Grand Slam title on clay. After 40 years, a female player from the Czech Republic has won the French Open title. Hana Mandlikova had achieved this feat before her in 1981. Krejcikova had entered the main draw of the singles event of a Grand Slam tournament for only the fifth time in her career.
Pavlyuchenkova congratulates Krejcikova (right) after the match.
New champion for the sixth year in a row
A new champion has emerged in women’s singles for the sixth year in a row at the French Open tennis tournament. At the same time, in total, 9 different women’s champions have appeared in the last 15 Grand Slam tournaments.
Returning after losing the first game
Krejcikova lost the first game on her serve in the final. But, after that he made a strong comeback and won the first set after winning six games in a row. Pavlyuchenkova played better in the second game and soon came to a 5–1 lead. He eventually won the set 6-2. Pavlyuchenkova saved two match points at 4-5 in the third set, but eventually Krejcikova managed to win the game, the set, and the match.
Krejcikova has previously won two doubles titles.
Krejcikova never even reached the fourth round
Krejcikova has mainly been a doubles player. She had previously won two Grand Slam tournaments in doubles. However, in singles, Krejcikova had not reached the fourth round of any Grand Slam tournament before. Krejcikova proved that ranking and ranking in women’s singles at the French Open is just numbers. Before him, Yelena Ostapenko in 2017 and Inga Sviteg in 2020 have become champions here as an unseeded player.
Pavlyuchenko, playing her 52nd Grand Slam, reached the final for the first time.
The wait for Pavlyuchenkova is not over
Russia’s 29-year-old Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reached the final of a singles event for the first time in a Grand Slam tournament. This is his 52nd Grand Slam tournament. Pavlyuchenkova holds the record for reaching the finals after playing the most Grand Slams. Before him, this record was in the name of Roberta Vinci of Italy. Vinci reached the final for the first time in her 44th Grand Slam. However, Pavlyuchenkova could not win the title. If she were to become champion, she would have become the oldest female player to win her first Grand Slam title since Flavia Pennetta. Panetta won her first Grand Slam tournament at the age of 33, the US Open.