“I Feel Really Bad”: Barbora Krejcikova Opens Up on Her Medical Time Out Against Garbine Muguruza at US Open 2021

Published 09/06/2021, 7:30 AM EDT
Sep 5, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Barbora Krejcikova of Czech Republic sits in her player’s chair after her match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain (not pictured) on day seven of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports


It was the Round of 16 matches at the US Open and we had Spanish tennis player Garbine Muguruza take on Barbora Krejcikova. It was a close match and the eventual winner was the Czech player who won the match 6-3 7-6(4). 

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However, during the match, Barbora Krejcikova took a medical time out when her opponent was cruising in the match. Once the match resumed, the momentum shifted and the Czech star took control of the match from Garbine Muguruza

Tennis – French Open – Galeries Lafayette Paris Haussmann, Paris, France – June 14, 2021 Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova poses with trophies in front of the Eiffel Tower after winning the women’s singles and women’s doubles titles at the French Open REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

The French Open champion spoke on this and stated, “Garbine started to raise her level and I was expecting that. In the end, I was really struggling and I feel really bad right now. I don’t really know what happened but I couldn’t breathe. I started to feel dizzy and the whole world was shaking. It never happened to me before. I just gave my all at the end. It’s tough because it was my first time on such a big court playing the night session and I was really having fun until then.”

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Barbora Krejcikova has had a successful 2021 so far 

Reflecting on Krejcikova’s season so far, she began competing at the Australian Open but couldn’t manage to go beyond the second round. After that, she competed in Dubai but lost to Garbine Muguruza in the final. Later, at the French Open, she managed to win the tournament in the singles as well as the doubles categories. 

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Sep 3, 2021; Flushing, NY, USA; Garbine Muguruza of Spain hits against Victoria Azarenka of Belarus in a third round match on day five of the 2021 U.S. Open tennis tournament at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Following that, she was seen at the All England Club and ended her journey in the fourth round to eventual champion Ashleigh Barty. She had a good run at the events prior to the US Open. We wish her the best of luck as she will compete in the quarterfinals tomorrow. 

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Rohan Kollare

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Rohan Kollare is a tennis author for EssentiallySports. Rohan has a post-graduate diploma in Sports Management and a trophy cabinet adorned with accolades won in district and state-level tennis competitions. He has previously worked in Content Operations for Disney’s Hotstar for over a year, covering tennis and Formula One.

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