After two weeks of tough battles and many unexpected results, only one undefeated name remains in the Roland Garros women’s singles draw. Greetings, Barbora Krejcikova! The Czech tennis player defeated Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the final 6:1, 2:6, 6:4 to claim her first Grand Slam victory. She will have the opportunity to add a second trophy on Sunday, when she competes in the doubles final with Katerina Siniakova.
She was shyly cheering as a long ball from the other side of the court fell just over the line. And when the umpire confirmed the out, it was clear: Barbora Krejcikova was the Roland Garros champion.
“Thank you to everyone who came out to support us. I’m overjoyed that I was able to perform in front of you “said Krejcikova shortly after the victory.
“I’d like to thank Mr. Kodes, Martina Navratilova, and Mr. Kaderko, President of the Czech Tennis Federation, for their support here,” she added.
After resuming her speech after a brief emotional pause, she said, “I can’t believe I actually won a Grand Slam.”