Barbora Krejcikova (33 °) He couldn’t help but get excited after lifting a Grand Slam trophy for the first time. It is that the Czech, 25 years old, He remembered his former coach Jana Novotna (former world No. 2 and 1998 Wimbledon champion) who passed away in 2017.
“I remember when I arrived at the academy, I did not know if I would be able to grab the racket and she (Novotna) told me: ‘nothing happens, let’s see how you are doing, it will be something nice, enjoy’, he recalled Krejcikova, who started at the academy when he was only six years old.
The Czech, who only had the WTA 250 from Strasbourg (2021) in their showcases, also expressed: “What surprised me the most was seeing her act like a normal person, not like someone who had won so much. That attitude inspired me. She was a great athlete, very humble and I would like to be like her” concluded the new champion of French Open.