Barbora Krijcikova, 25 years old, number 33 in the world, entered the nervous court. He opened the first Slam Final of his career with two double faults and a break in the service. However, the Czech tennis player quickly found her best shoe and, having done this, shot forward. She flopped in the second set, that’s right, but she was shining when she needed it most. In the end, he did 6/1, 2/6 AH 6/4 at the head of the Russians Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (29 years old, number 32 in the world) and conquered it, in Roland Garros, is yours The first slam in simplicity in the profession.
Krejsikova, who was a two-time Roland Garros and Wimbledon champion in 2018 and also won the Australian Open in mixed doubles for the past three years, could still leave Paris with another title. She and her compatriot Katerina Sinyakova qualified for the doubles final and will face American Bethany Mattek-Sands and Poland’s Ega Swiatek. If he wins, Krejcikova will once again be the world number one in the sport.
Our memory is in our memory
At the awards ceremony, Krycicova remembered and thanked Jana Novotna, the Czech tennis player who was the Wimbledon champion in 1998 and reached number two in the world rankings (see video below). Before she died of cancer in 2017, Novotna was Krejsikova’s coach.
“I went through a very difficult period when I was Jana [Novotna] He was dying. I was with her most of the time and wanted to be there because I thought it would make me very strong. Her last words were “Have fun, try to win a major tournament.” I know she takes care of me from somewhere. All that happened in those two weeks was that she was taking care of me from above. Thank her. It was amazing to have the opportunity to meet her. She is an inspiration to me and I miss her very much. I hope you are happy now. IM so happy “.
How did this happen
It was their first final match, but Krezhikova, the younger — and less experienced — on the court made her nervousness immediately apparent. In the first match, he made a non-compulsory foul and two more double fouls, giving the break to the Russian. However, that was the Czech’s only bad moment in part. Krejcikova quickly recovered and calibrated his moves, replaying the second half with a lob move. After that, the Czechs led in the most points, which made Pavlyuchenkova chase the ball. She did not meet the Russian and saw Krizhikova win in six consecutive matches until the partial ended at 6/1
The second set started completely differently, with the Russian finally managing to dictate the points a lot. Pavlyuchenkova broke his opponent and this time maintained the advantage, opening 3/0 and adding six winners to only one in the Czech. The Russian had a 5/1 anterior and was directed for partial closure, but she felt pain in her left leg after a stitch, was down service and had to seek medical time for care. Nastia returned to the court with his left thigh bandaged and broke Krizhikova to score 6-2 and force the third set.
The third set began more balanced, and after a break by Krezhskova in the third match, Pavlyuchenkova recovered and, with a forehand, also smashed his opponent and tied the score 2/2. However, the Czech was often able to put more pressure on her comeback and in this way she got back into the lead, breaking Buffs with a straight win from the backcourt. Shortly thereafter, Barbora confirmed the serve is open 5/3 and stays away from the title. In the ninth game, in the Russian serve, Krizhikova did not calm down. With an untenable right on the side and a left cross pass, he reached two match points, but Pavlyuchenkova fought back. And he saved the two points and confirmed the serve and forced his opponent to serve for the match. The end result has not changed much. The Czech even made a double foul in the match, but ended the match successfully.
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