French Open 2021 Women’s Final: Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Barbora Krejcikova Preview, Head-to-Head, Prediction

Published 06/11/2021, 10:45 AM EDT
Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 10, 2021 Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova celebrates winning her semi final match against Slovenia’s Tamara Zidansek REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier


Before the French Open 2021 began, nobody saw Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova as potential finalists. But the duo will take on Philippe-Chatrier on June 12 to claim their maiden Grand Slam title.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova vs. Barbora Krejcikova: Preview

The unseeded Czech player overcame many heavyweight talents to reach the Roland-Garros final. She bettered Pliskova, Svitolina, Stephens, Gauff, and Sakkari on the Parisian clay.

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Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 10, 2021, Czech Republic’s Barbora Krejcikova celebrates winning her semi final match against Greece’s Maria Sakkari REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

Notably, her composure in big moments has helped achieve this feat. Hence, Krejcikova would be ready to play under the pressure of a Grand Slam final too.

But on the other side, she will meet the experienced Pavlyuchenkova in the last battle. The Russian outclassed title favorites Azarenka and Sabalenka on her way up to the final.

Tennis – French Open – Roland Garros, Paris, France – June 10, 2021 Russia’s Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in action during her semi final match against Slovenia’s Tamara Zidansek REUTERS/Sarah Meyssonnier

More importantly, it is the first Slam final for the 31st seed in her 58 major tournament appearances. Therefore, she would be looking forward to seeing this opportunity till the end.

Since the pair have never played a match with such high stakes, it would make it an exceptional Roland-Garros final.

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Pavlyuchenkova vs. Krejcikova: Head-to-Head

It is the first career meeting between World No.32 Anastasia and World No.33 Barbora. Unquestionably, it is the highest reward first match anyone could get in tennis.

Considering that it is their first bout, the duo would be strangers to the opponent’s strategy and gameplay. So the first one to decode the other would have a considerable advantage to win their maiden Grand Slam.

But which player has the better chances tennis-wise?

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Pavlyuchenkova vs. Krejcikova: Prediction

Inarguably, both thoroughly deserve a place in the final of the French Open 2021. However, they both would try indifferent methods to dismantle the other.

While Pavlyuchenkova would enjoy dictating from her forehand, Krejcikova would bring her versatile weapons on the court. Also, both would run toe-to-toe on the quality of the service game.

In this high-stake match, the first serve percentage will control the rhythm of the final. Subsequently, the nerves would test them to their limits.

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Above all, the Russian and the Czech would put a great show for the Roland-Garros final. Let’s see who wants the win more and stands up on the grand occasion.

Who do you think will win their maiden Slam, Pavlyuchenkova or Krejcikova?

Prediction: Krejcikova to win in the third set.

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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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