Eugenie Bouchard Reacts to Barbora Krejcikova’s Incredible Stat After Prague Open 2021 Glory

Published 07/19/2021, 3:50 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 12, 2021 Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova celebrates with the trophy after winning the final match against Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes


Current French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova is undeniably on her breakthrough season in 2021. At the Prague Open, she picked up her third WTA career title, and all three of these have come in 2021. After Barbora’s incredible performance, Canadian tennis star Eugenie Bouchard was left impressed.

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In terms of statistics, Barbora has lost only two matches in her last five tournaments since the Italian Open (22-2). Interestingly, her two losses came against Iga Swiatek and Ashleigh Barty, who eventually became tournament champions. Overall, she has a 34-10 record this season, reaching a career-high ranking of World No. 11.

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Eugenie Bouchard on Barbora Krejcikova’s incredible run

Last year, former World No. 5 Bouchard was the quarterfinalist at the Prague Open. During the tournament, she had practiced with Krejcikova. Now, looking at Barbora’s rapidly growing success, the Canadian expressed her admiration on Twitter.

She wrote, “These stats are so impressive. I remember practicing with her [Barbora] in Prague 2020!”

More significantly, Krejcikova never dropped a set on her home turf. Also, her success in Prague has landed her a seed spot in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics.

Over seven years ago, the 27-year-old Bouchard had her breakthrough season, reaching the 2014 Wimbledon final. However, since then, she has been struggling to find her rhythm.

Conversely, Krejcikova’s unswerving performances have helped her become an unseeded Grand Slam champion. Also, she won the Roland-Garros women’s doubles title to extend her dream run.

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

Furthermore, the Czech Republic professional would eye gold at the Tokyo Olympics, in both the singles and doubles categories. As for Bouchard, she is not playing in Japan due to a shoulder surgery.

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When will Bouchard return on the tennis tour?

For now, the Canadian is focused entirely on rehabbing and recovering from her injury. Yet, she confirmed that she would be playing for the Orange County Breakers in World TeamTennis in late November.

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Eugenie Bouchard of Canada in action against Iga Swiatek of Poland in the third round of the singles competition on Court Simonne Mathieu during the French Open Tennis Tournament at Roland Garros on October 2nd 2020 in Paris, France. (Photo by Tim Clayton/Corbis via Getty Images)

On the other side, fans are eager to see Krejcikova compete for the gold against top seeds Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka. As far as consistency goes, the three can give each other a tough fight.

This is only the beginning of what’s to come from the racquet of Krejcikova. Will she break into the Top 10 or Top 5 this year?

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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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