Paris, June 12 (MNN) Czech Barbora Krejciokava defeated world number 31 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova on Saturday to claim her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open women’s final.
Krejciokava pulled off a memorable victory with a score of 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 at Court Philippe-Chatrier.
The 25-year-old is the first Czech to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Hana Mandlikova, who represented Czechoslovakia to triumph in 1981.
This is just the fifth time Krejciokava has participated in the main draw at one of the Slams in women’s singles.
Krejcikova is now on a roll with 12 successive matches without defeat.
Krejcikova has a record of 15-3 (win-loss) this season on clay. Her overall record on clay stands at 223-86 win-loss.
This is the sixth consecutive year that welcomes a maiden women’s singles French Open winner after Garbine Muguruza (2016), Jelena Ostapenko (2017), Simona Halep (2018), Ashleigh Barty (2019), and Iga Swiatek (2020).
Krejcikova will now have a shot at a Roland Garros double on Sunday with the doubles final.