A dream season. Barbora Krecjikova (33rd) is the brand new Roland Garros champion and his tennis level continues on a marked rise. In his fifth participation in a Grand Slam, he managed to win the first of his career and I know claimed to be Top 15 in WTA.
The Czech tennis player, less than a year ago, was not in the top 100 of the WTA ranking. Just three months ago he managed to get into the Top 50, in Strasbourg he hit the bump by winning the final against Sorana Cirstea in straight sets (6-3 and 6-3) and now, at Roland Garros, he gave the final blow.
With her victory over Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (32nd), Krejcikova became the 1st player from the Czech Republic to be crowned in singles at Roland Garros in 40 years, since the last one had been Hana Mandlikova in 1981.
Also, Krejcikova and Mandlikova They are the only two Czech tennis players to establish themselves in Paris, within a select group of six tennis players of that nationality who played a final in the highest annual event on clay. Martina Navratilova (1975), Renata Tomanova (1976), Lucie Safarova (2015) and Marketa Vondrousova (2019) are those who were left empty-handed.
In this way, the great moment of the 25-year-old tennis player, who accumulates 12 consecutive victories, continues to grow.