Ashleigh Barty Ends Reigning French Open Champ Barbora Krejcikova’s 10 Game Match Winning Streak at Wimbledon Championships 2021

Published 07/05/2021, 10:37 AM EDT
Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty in action during her first round match against Spain’s Carla Suárez Navarro REUTERS/Peter Nicholls


Ashleigh Barty faced a tough challenge from 2021 French Open winner Barbora Krejcikova during the fourth-round match at SW19. The number one seed was ready for the challenge as she came out on top in an hour and 35 minutes to win 7-5, 6-3.

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The World No.17 looked in fine form in the first set, as it went to the brink and Barty won 7-5. The fans got their money’s worth as both the players displayed a performance of fine shots and extreme professionalism.

Tennis – Wimbledon – All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, London, Britain – June 29, 2021 Australia’s Ashleigh Barty celebrates winning her first round match against Spain’s Carla Suárez Navarro REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Ashleigh Barty vs Barbora Krejcikova: Talking points about the game

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Ashleigh Barty reached her first Wimbledon Championships quarterfinal this year with her previous best performance was a fourth-round finish in 2019. The Aussie provided the fans with her excellent forehand drives across the court. A series of alternate forehand and backhand drives made it difficult for the Croat to keep up with the pace.

In the second game, Krejcikova showed real character as she held the World No.1 in tight spots. Unfortunately, Krejcikova lost the game due to a series of unforced errors. Both players were pretty even with respect to first and second serves. However, Barty got four break points as compared to Krejcikova’s two.

Ashleigh Barty ended Barbora Krejcikova’s 10-game unbeaten run in major events, since the French Open 2021.  The World No.1 played a couple of beautiful lobs over Krejcikova’s head, which was good enough for the fans to clap to. The timing of Barty’s shots were exquisite as she recorded seven aces against the Croat.

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Barty’s preferred opponent in the quarterfinals

Barty will be facing either Emma Raducanu or Ajla Tomljanovic in the last eight of the Wimbledon Championships. Even though Barbora made it difficult for Barty in the second set, Barty played smart.

“Sorry guys… Ajla is an Aussie,” said Barty in her post-match on court interview. When asked whom she woudl want to face in the quarterfinals, Barty stuck to her homeland and preferred Ajla. The Australian will be facing Raducanu later on tonight.

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