French Open champion Barbora Krejcikova continues to prove her Roland Garros title run was now fluke. The Czech today earned her home country Prague title crushing countrywoman Tereza Martincova 6-2, 6-0.
The 25-year-old blew through the field without losing a set, and only once did anyone win more than four games in a set en route to her first hard court title. She won the last 10 games of the final.
“I felt as soon as I broke her I felt a little better,” Krejcikova said after the 65-minute win. “But still, it was pretty tight, the first few games, and I was really happy I actually got the first set. And the second was also tight, we had some deuces. I was just able to convert the big points a bit better. When I got to the 3-0 lead, I felt really confident, and I felt I really had to finish it.”
Krejcikova has now won 20 of her last 21 matches losing only to eventual winner Ash Barty in the Wimbledon fourth round. She has won her first three career titles during this streak, and overall she has made four finals in 2021, two on hard, two on clay.
Krejcikova will now join Czech team in Tokyo.
“And after Paris everything changed as well,” she said. “My mental side completely changed. I’ve achieved everything I ever wanted. So now I just want to go hard, and have fun. For sure I’m working hard to do well, to play big tournaments and big players, but on the other hand I don’t really have a big goal.
“I just want to be healthy, and I just want to enjoy and play. If I can do these two things together, I think there is a big opportunity to win another big thing. But I don’t put it in my head like that.”
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