‘I love this court,’ Krejcikova secures Roland Garros double with Siniakova
Roland Garros singles champion Barbora Krejcikova claimed another 2021 Paris title as she won the women’s doubles alongside compatriot Katerina Siniakova.
The Czech pair were overjoyed with their victory over Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Iga Swiatek, having won 6-4, 6-2 and dropping just one set throughout the tournament.
“Thank you to everyone for giving us such a nice atmosphere,” Krejcikova expressed in her on-court interview “It was amazing, the same yesterday it was really nice, I really enjoyed [it].
“I feel super relaxed and I feel really good on this court so thank you so much.
“I was really happy to be here this year, and I’m looking forward to being here next year.”
Krejcikova becomes the first woman to claim the singles-doubles sweep at Roland Garros since Mary Pierce back in 2000, and the seventh woman ever to do it in Paris.
She will now jump back to no. 1 in the world for doubles alongside her new career-high singles ranking of world no. 15.
“For sure I wanna thank my partner (Siniakova),” the Czech continued. “She is always there, she’s been [with me] for so many years.
“I’m just really happy that we are doing so well and I’m looking forward to continuing together.
“Hopefully we’ll also have a good chance at the Olympics and that we’ll enjoy it.”
In all, across the singles, doubles and mixed doubles (where she reached the quarter-finals), Krejcikova played 15 matches in 13 days, spending over 23 hours on-court.
She’s certainly earned a rest ahead of Wimbledon, a tournament which, astoundingly, she has never played in a singles main draw.
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