WHAT A SEASON! Reigning French Open Champion Barbora Krejcikova Grabs Her Third Title in 2021

Published 07/18/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
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

It was the final of the Prague Open 2021 and the World No.13 Barbora Krejcikova played amazingly well. She won the title quite comfortably and crushed her opponent, Tereza Martincova, 6-2, 6-0 in straight sets in the process.

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It is the second title for Krejcikova in less than two months, having won the French Open 2021 title a few weeks back and now another title in Prague. Her tally for the season looks rather amazing now with three tournament victories under her belt for the year, including a Major.

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Set-1: Barbora Krejcikova clinches the first set quite comfortably

Serving first, Tereza Martincova got off to a great start as she won the first game quite easily. However, Barbora Krejcikova saved two break-points in the following game and equalized the scoreline.

It was Krejcikova who broke first in the fifth game and was now leading 3-2. She further widened the margin by winning the subsequent game and thus, taking her lead to 4-2.

Interestingly, World No.13 broke yet again in the seventh game and it was looking as if she wanted to end the match quickly. She didn’t waste any further time, wrapped up the subsequent quickly too, and therefore, won the set 6-2 in 37 minutes.

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Set-2: Krejcikova bagels Martincova

Krejcikova continued from where she left in the first set and broke in the very first game of the second set. She further established a 2-0 lead over her opponent by winning the following game as well. Interestingly, she was on a 7-game winning streak at this point of time.

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Martincova was surely feeling helpless at this point of time. She tried her best, but Krejcikova was just playing brilliantly well. She broke yet again and then won her service game too and was now just two games away from winning the Prague Open 2021 title.

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What was incredible was that she broke for the third consecutive time in the third set and was now close to a bagel. She didn’t miss the bagel, conquered the second set in minutes, winning the match, and the Prague Open 2021 title. Intriguingly, she also won 11 straight games in the match.

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