All You Need to Know About Barbora Krejcikova

Published 06/12/2021, 6:40 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 9, 2021 Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova waves to the crowd after winning her quarter final match against Cori Gauff of the U.S. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier


The Czech Republic professional Barbora Krejcikova was born in the city of Brno and first stepped into the world of tennis when she was aged 6.

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In her earlier days, late tennis legend Jana Novotna coached and mentored Krejcikova. Later on, she hired former Czech player Petr Kovacka to guide her.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 10, 2021, Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova in action during her semi final match against Greece’s Maria Sakkari REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

Known as a doubles specialist on the WTA Tour, Krejcikova attained notable achievements with compatriot Katerina Siniakova. The pair won the 2018 French Open and 2018 Wimbledon Championships, catapulting them to reaching World No.1 rankings that same year.

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Before the WTA Tour, Krejcikova and Siniakova also won the French Open, Wimbledon, and US Open as juniors. Currently, the duo is in the Roland-Garros women’s doubles final.

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2021 singles season: Breakthrough year for Barbora Krejcikova

Krejcikova has versatile and classic tennis shots in her weaponry. Her service is also an essential element of her playing style. But despite debuting in 2014 at the Coupe Banque Nationale tournament, she struggled to find success in her singles campaign. Krejcikova played her first WTA final at the 2017 Nuremberg Cup, where she lost to Kiki Bertens.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 10, 2021, Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova reacts during her semi final match against Greece’s Maria Sakkari REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

In 2020, the Czech player registered her first Grand Slam win after qualifying at the Australian Open. At the 2020 French Open, she reached the fourth round, boosting growth on the WTA singles tour.

Following her measured success in 2020, Krejcikova won her first WTA singles title at Strasbourg, which was her last tune-up tournament for the French Open 2021.

Subsequently, Barbora has put her best career performance at Roland-Garros. She outclassed big names like Svitolina, Stephens, Gauff, and Sakkari to reach her maiden Grand Slam final.

The 25-year-old will take on another first-time Grand Slam finalist Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the French Open 2021 women’s singles final.

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Krejcikova’s incredible doubles and mixed doubles record

Apart from the two doubles Majors, Krejcikova has six other WTA doubles titles. Earlier in 2021, she even reached the final in the Australian Open doubles category.

In mixed doubles, the Czech player has won the Australian Open three times in a row. While she won in 2019 and 2021 with Rajeev Ram, she and Nikola Mektic lifted the 2020 title.

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At present, Krejcikova is one match away from winning the singles and doubles title each at French Open 2021. But above all, she is a player to stay on the WTA Tour for many more years to come.

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Purav Joshi is a Tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having a degree in Films, Television and Media Production, he guided his passion for writing and journalism into the sport of aces and rallies. With over 2 years of experience as a copywriter, Purav has authored over 500 tennis articles.

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