Sunday, June 13, 2021

When you just can't stop winning

A week before the French Open began, Barbora Krejcikova stopped by Strasbourg and won the first WTA singles title of her career. She then went to Paris, unseeded, and won the French Open singles title. Today, she and her partner, Katerina Siniakova, won the doubles title. The Czech player defied the odds, and defied common wisdom about scheduling and fatigue. She couldn't help herself--she just kept winning.

Krejcikova and Siniakova, seeded second at the tournament, defeated 14th seeds Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Iga Swiatek 6-4, 6-2 in the final.

Whatever the Czechs have, I want it. Earlier in the week, Linda Noskova became the first Czech player to win the junior girls' singles title since Hana Mandlikova won it in 1978. Noskova and her partner, Victoria Jimenez Kasintseva, seeded third, were defeated in the semifinals of the junior girls' doubles competition. Noskova came so close, but didn't quite reach the level of her main tour win-everything countrywoman.

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