Barbora Krejcikova wins women’s doubles with Katerina Siniakova to complete title sweep in Paris – –

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Barbora Krejcikova wins women’s doubles with Katerina Siniakova to complete title sweep in Paris – –


PARIS – Roland-Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova completed a rare title sweep at Roland-Garros by winning a third major trophy in women’s doubles on Sunday with her Czech teammate Katerina Siniakova.
Less than 24 hours after winning her first Grand Slam singles title, Krejcikova became the first woman since Mary Pierce in 2000 to win both trophies on clay. Only seven women have completed the sweep of the title at Roland Garros.

“Right now, after all of this, the past two weeks, the past two days, I really feel relieved and relaxed,” Krejcikova said. “I just know that from now on I can really enjoy it because I pretty much achieved everything I really wanted. Now I can just improve myself. It’s the only thing I can do, just improve myself. “

In addition to her pair of trophies, Krejcikova will resume first place in the doubles standings next week.

“We will have a little glass of champagne,” Krejcikova said. “I’ve said before that I don’t really drink, but I think now is the time to celebrate it. I think we will really take advantage of it. “

Krejcikova, who beat Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova for the women’s title on Saturday, also became the first player to win both titles in a Grand Slam tournament since Serena Williams at Wimbledon in 2016.

Krejcikova and Siniakova are both 25 years old but have extensive playing experience together, having started their partnership at juniors in 2013. This was clearly shown in their 6-4, 6-2 victory over Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Iga Swiatek in Sunday’s final as they converted. five of their seven break points.

After taking a 4-0 lead in the first set, they weathered a late comeback with an efficient performance at the net. Krejcikova served the set to love as Mattek-Sands missed a difficult backhand volley.

The Czech pair have won the last four games and sealed the game with the final backhand winner Siniakova.

Siniakova and Krejcikova had already won in Paris in 2018 and won the Wimbledon trophy the same year.

“I’m really happy that we have another title, and I look forward to continuing our cooperation at Wimbledon and also for the Olympics,” said Krejcikova. “I hope there will be a bright future for us. “

Swiatek was the reigning singles champion in Paris, but lost in the quarter-finals this year.

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