Krejcikova wins 1st ever major with French Open win over Pavlyuchenkova

Paris, Jun 12 (EFE).- Barbora Krejcikova on Saturday clinched at her first singles Grand Slam title after defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1,2-6, 6-4 in the French Open women’s final in nearly three hours.

Krejcikova became the second Czech woman to win the French Open following Hana Mandlikova’s 1981 successful run.

“I am just really happy,” the 25-year-old said afterwards.

“I cannot believe what just happened, I cannot believe that I actually won a Grand Slam,” the two-time doubles Grand Slam champion added.

The Russian player failed to hold her service game throughout the first set, but she managed to draw level thanks to three service breaks while conceding her own delivery once.

Krejcikova drew first blood in the deciding set, and while the Russian fought back to level at 2-2, she was only delay the inevitable as the Czech gained the decisive break in the seventh game of the set.

The Czech squandered a couple of match points on Pavlyuchenkova’s serve, but she sealed the win in the following game.

Krejcikova will hope to add gloss to this victory when she plays the women’s doubles final on Sunday alongside Katerina Siniakova. EFE


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