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Barbora Krejcikova caps French Open sweep with doubles title


Barbora Krejcikova Katerina Siniakova French Open women's doubles

Czech Republic duo of Barbora Krejcikova, right, and Katerina Siniakova kiss The Simonne Mathieu Cup after winning their women’s doubles final tennis match against Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the US and Poland’s Iga Swiatek, on Day 15 of The Roland Garros 2021 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on June 13, 2021. (Photo by Christophe ARCHAMBAULT / AFP)

French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova completed a rare championship sweep at Roland Garros on Sunday after joining fellow Czech Katerina Siniakova to capture the doubles title.

Krejcikova, 25, followed up winning her first singles Grand Slam title on Saturday by becoming the first woman since Mary Pierce in 2000 to win both championships at the clay-court event.

A total of seven women have completed the sweep at French Open after Krejcikova joined Siniakova in posting a 6-4, 6-2 win over Bethanie Mattek-Sands of the United States and Iga Swiatek of Poland.

“Yesterday, so many emotions and everything. I didn’t really sleep well. I woke up in the morning and I felt really tired,” Krejcikova said.

“I actually went really relaxed today when I went on court. I was just trying to really support my partner.

“I’m just really happy. I’m really thankful to (Siniakova) that she was there, that she was standing next to me. It felt a little bit easier than yesterday. I’m just really happy that we have another title, and looking forward we’re going to continue with our cooperation in Wimbledon and also for the Olympics. I hope there’s going to be a bright future for us.”

Krejcikova secured a 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 victory over Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the singles final on Saturday. She became the first Czech Republic woman to win the French Open since Hana Mandlikova in 1981.

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