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Barbora Krejcikova wins women’s singles and doubles titles at 2021 French Open

June 15, 2021

Barbora Krejcikova wins women’s singles and doubles titles at 2021 French Open

History was made at Roland Garros in France this past weekend. At the 2021 French Open, Barbora Krejcikova of Brno, Czech Republic became the 22nd player in the history of the French Open to win the women’s singles titles and women’s doubles titles in the same year. However, the last player to accomplish the feat was Mary Pierce of France in 2000.

In the women’s singles final on Saturday, Krejcikova defeated the 31st seed, Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia, 6-1, 2-6, 6-4. In the women’s doubles final, Krejcikova teamed up with Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic to beat Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Iga Swiatek of Poland, 6-4, 6-2.

Even though Pierce was the last women’s player to win the women’s singles and doubles titles at the French Open in the same year, the list of women’s tennis players to accomplish this feat is rich. The players are Kate Gillou-Fenwick of France (1908), Jeanne Matthey of France (1909, 1910, 1911, 1912), Suzanne Lenglen of France (1920, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1925, 1926), Helen Wills Moody of the United States (1930, 1932), Simonne Mathieu of France (1938, 1939), Alice Weiwers of Luxembourg (1941, 1942), Margaret Osborne duPont of the United States (1946, 1949), Doris Hart of the United States (1950, 1952), Shirley Fry of the United States (1951), Maureen Connolly of the United States (1954), Althea Gibson of the United States (1956), Shirley Bloomer of Great Britain (1957), Darlene Hard of the United States (1960), Margaret Smith Court of Australia (1964, 1973), Lesley Turner of Australia (1965), Francoise Durr of France (1967), Billie Jean King of the United States (1972), Chris Evert of the United States (1974, 1975), Virginia Ruzici of Romania (1978), and Martina Navratilova of the United States (1982, 1984).

Krejcikova is also the third player in the Open Era to win the French Open in women’s singles as an unseeded player. She joins Jelena Ostapenko of Latvia (2017), and Iga Swiatek of Poland (2020).

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