61 Facts About Barbora Krejcikova


Barbora Krejcikova is a Czech professional tennis player.

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Barbora Krejcikova has a career-high singles ranking of world No 2, achieved on 28 February 2022, and on 22 October 2018, she became world No 1 in doubles.

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Barbora Krejcikova won the 2021 French Open singles title, the women's doubles titles at the 2018 French Open, 2018 Wimbledon Championships, 2021 French Open, 2022 Australian Open, 2022 Wimbledon Championships and 2022 US Open partnering Katerina Siniakova, and the mixed doubles titles at the 2019 and 2021 Australian Opens partnering Rajeev Ram, and in 2020 with Nikola Mektic.

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Barbora Krejcikova is one of only three active female players to have won a major title in all three disciplines, after Venus Williams and Samantha Stosur.

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Barbora Krejcikova has won five singles and thirteen doubles titles on the WTA Tour, including two at the WTA 1000-level in doubles.

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Alongside her major titles, Barbora Krejcikova won the 2021 WTA Finals and a gold medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in women's doubles, both partnering Siniakova, and was part of the Czech team that won the 2018 Fed Cup.

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Barbora Krejcikova went on to win the subsequent French Open, her first Grand Slam final in singles.

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Barbora Krejcikova won her third WTA singles title at WTA250 Prague Open and reached a career high singles ranking of world number 2 in February 2022.

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Barbora Krejcikova won the 2021 French Open Women's Doubles title alongside Siniakova, and they added the Australian Open Women's doubles 2022 title in January 2022.

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Barbora Krejcikova succeeded in defending her title the following year alongside Nikola Mektic, and in 2021 again, with Rajeev Ram.

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Additionally, Barbora Krejcikova has won six more doubles titles on the WTA Tour, one WTA 125K series doubles title, as well as 19 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

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Barbora Krejcikova made her WTA Tour debut at the Gastein Ladies, where she and partner Katerina Siniakova lost in the first round.

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In 2015, Barbora Krejcikova only played one WTA Tour main-draw singles event, at the Tournoi de Quebec, where she was defeated in the first round.

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Barbora Krejcikova lost in the first round of qualifying at the Qatar Open, Australian Open, and Wimbledon.

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Barbora Krejcikova started the year well in doubles, reaching the semifinals at the Auckland Open.

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Barbora Krejcikova's breakthrough came at the French Open, where she, with her doubles partner Siniakova, reached the semifinals, losing to Elena Vesnina and Ekaterina Makarova.

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Barbora Krejcikova entered the top 30 in rankings for the first time in her career.

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Barbora Krejcikova failed in qualification at Taiwan Open and Morocco Open, and failed to reached the main-draw of Australian Open again, losing in the second round of qualification.

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Also in doubles, the first few months were not really successful for Barbora Krejcikova, reaching only the second round at the Australian Open, and first round of Sydney International, Taiwan Open and Hungarian Open.

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The grass-court season was successful for Barbora Krejcikova, reaching the semifinal at the Birmingham Classic, and winning the title at the Wimbledon.

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Barbora Krejcikova began 2019 playing singles mostly on the ITF Circuit where she had some success.

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Barbora Krejcikova played at the Brisbane International, where she reached the semifinals.

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Barbora Krejcikova planned to play in doubles, but during her second-round match in qualifying against Asia Muhammad, Barbora Krejcikova was forced to retire.

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Barbora Krejcikova played in mixed-doubles competition, winning her first grand slam mixed doubles title.

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Barbora Krejcikova returned to the ITF circuit afterwards, where she had a string of disappointing results.

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Barbora Krejcikova followed with good performances in Ostrava and Linz, where she lost to Victoria Azarenka in the round of 16 and Aryna Sabalenka in the semifinals, respectively.

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Barbora Krejcikova returned with Siniakova to the French Open, where they lost in the semifinals to the defending champions Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic.

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Barbora Krejcikova began the season ranked world No 65, and lost in the second round in Abu Dhabi to Yulia Putintseva.

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Barbora Krejcikova reached the quarterfinals at the Grampians Trophy, beating Lauren Davis and fourth seed Elena Rybakina before losing to Jennifer Brady.

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Barbora Krejcikova won the mixed doubles for the third straight year, returning to partner with Rajeev Ram.

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In singles, Barbora Krejcikova progressed to the final following wins over Ostapenko, Svetlana Kuznetsova, and 16th seed Maria Sakkari.

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At Strasbourg, Barbora Krejcikova won her maiden singles title, beating Sorana Cirstea in the final.

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At the French Open, Barbora Krejcikova defeated Kristyna Pliskova, Ekaterina Alexandrova and Elina Svitolina to reach the fourth round.

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Barbora Krejcikova there defeated Coco Gauff in straight sets to set up a semifinal with Maria Sakkari, which she won in three sets, saving a match point en route.

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Three weeks later, Barbora Krejcikova made her Wimbledon singles debut, where she was seeded for the first time in a Grand Slam.

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Barbora Krejcikova beat Clara Tauson, Andrea Petkovic and Anastasija Sevastova before losing to the world No 1 Ashleigh Barty in the fourth round, ending her 15-match winning-streak.

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Barbora Krejcikova quickly got back to her winning ways claiming the Prague Open over Tereza Martincova in the final.

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At the 2020 Olympics in July, Barbora Krejcikova defeated Zarina Diyas and Leylah Fernandez before losing to Belinda Bencic in the third round.

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Barbora Krejcikova then made her main draw singles debut at the 2021 US Open.

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Barbora Krejcikova began with straight-sets wins over Astra Sharma, Christina McHale, Kamilla Rakhimova and ninth seed Muguruza to reach her maiden US Open quarterfinal.

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One week later, Barbora Krejcikova played in the WTA Finals in singles for the first time in her career, and was the first player to do so in both singles and doubles since Karolina Pliskova in 2016.

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Barbora Krejcikova was awarded the 'Most Improved Player' award in the official WTA year-end awards as well as 'Doubles Team of the Year' with Siniakova.

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Barbora Krejcikova ended this breakthrough year as world No 5 in singles and No 2 in doubles.

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Barbora Krejcikova began the season as the third seed at the Sydney International, a WTA 500 event.

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Barbora Krejcikova lost in the final via another final-set tiebreak to fifth seed Paula Badosa.

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Barbora Krejcikova followed up her performance in Australia with two early exits, falling to Dayana Yastremska in the second round of Dubai and Jelena Ostapenko in the third round of Doha where she was forced to withdraw during a doubles match with Siniakova after injuring her right arm.

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Barbora Krejcikova was upset in the first round by French wildcard Diane Parry; it was only the third time in the history of the event that the defending champion lost in the first round, after Anastasia Myskina in 2005 and Jelena Ostapenko in 2018.

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Barbora Krejcikova was later forced to withdraw from the doubles draw as well after testing positive for COVID-19.

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At the US Open Barbora Krejcikova lost early in singles, going out in second round to Aleksandra Krunic.

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Barbora Krejcikova returned to the singles court at the inaugural 2022 Tallinn Open and got first ever wins against her first four opponents: Ajla Tomljanovic, Marta Kostyuk, Beatriz Haddad Maia and Belinda Bencic, four players she had never beaten before.

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Barbora Krejcikova defeated world number 1, Iga Swiatek in three sets, giving Swiatek her first defeat in a final in three years.

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Barbora Krejcikova is known for her strong serve, powerful groundstrokes, and wholly complete net game.

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Barbora Krejcikova has been noted for her ability to play with "contained aggression", and to spontaneously inject pace into rallies without notice.

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Barbora Krejcikova's forehand is strong, being applied with heavy topspin, pushing opponents far behind the baseline, and allowing her to dictate rallies.

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Barbora Krejcikova frequently deploys the sliced forehand, a rare shot in modern tennis, to surprise opponents and aid point construction.

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Barbora Krejcikova is an exceptional net player due to her doubles experience, and possesses a complete repertoire of shots to perform at the net.

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Barbora Krejcikova possesses a highly effective drop shot, which typically lands close to the net, surprising opponents in long baseline rallies; if the opponent manages to retrieve the shot, her strong volleying skills allow her to end the point quickly with an aggressive volley, or a perfectly weighted lob.

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On occasion, Barbora Krejcikova does have a tendency to take risks on her second serve, leading to a relatively high double fault count.

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Barbora Krejcikova signed an endorsement deal in 2022 with Fila for clothing, footwear, and apparel.

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Barbora Krejcikova is endorsed by Head for racquets, specifically using the Head Extreme racquet; she was previously sponsored by Head for clothing and footwear, until switching to Fila.

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Barbora Krejcikova is sponsored by Roko-Motor, the Czech division of Jaguar Land Rover.

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