Krejcikova wins rare French Open double


Krejcikova (proper) is the one energetic participant to have received Grand Slam singles, doubles and blended doubles titles in a single season

Barbora Krejcikova says she is going to take pleasure in a uncommon glass of champagne to have fun a particular French Open feat after she added the ladies’s doubles title to her singles success at Roland Garros.

Krejcikova backed up Saturday’s singles win with victory alongside fellow Czech Katerina Siniakova in Paris on Sunday.

No participant had achieved the double since France’s Mary Pierce in 2000.

“I already mentioned I do not actually drink however I believe it is a time to truly have fun,” the 25-year-old mentioned.

The second seeds received 6-4 6-2 in opposition to Poland’s Iga Swiatek and Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US.

It’s their third main title collectively and Krejcikova’s seventh in complete.

In addition to victories alongside Siniakova on the French Open and Wimbledon in 2018, she has additionally received the previous three Australian Open blended doubles.

On Saturday, Krejcikova sealed her fast rise within the singles sport by claiming a primary Grand Slam title in an emotional three-set win over Russian thirty first seed Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

After profitable the title in solely her fifth main singles match, she returned to acquainted territory alongside Siniakova lower than 24 hours later.

“Like yesterday there are such a lot of feelings,” added Krejcikova, who will exit for a celebratory dinner in Paris with Siniakova.

“I did not actually sleep effectively. I awoke within the morning and I felt actually drained.

“However then I used to be actually relaxed after I went on courtroom. I used to be simply attempting to essentially assist my associate and in addition simply attempt to cheer her up a little bit bit.”

The pair rapidly raced right into a 5-1 lead and, though Swiatek and Mattek-Sands fought again to 5-4, Krejcikova served out for the set.

Krejcikova and Siniakova had hassle with their serving within the Paris wind, racking up eight double faults, however had sufficient expertise and knowhow to win the ultimate 4 video games for victory.

That meant Krejcikova turned solely the seventh lady in historical past to win each the singles and doubles at Roland Garros.

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