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Barbora Krejcikova is the 2021 French Open Women's Singles Champion!

Barbora Krejcikova is the 2021 French Open Women's Singles Champion!

enjoyee

That was the most subdued reaction I have seen for a person winning their first grand slam singles event .


Psychaz

i don't think it's quite dawned on her yet


enjoyee

Yup. Seems like she is still digesting it or thinking “I have to do this again tomorrow “


Grunge_bob

sometimes when you have had to work through managing your expectations, you get used to controlling your emotions a lot so then when the positive things do happen it doesn't hit you


cauliflowerlasagna

I mean, she is playing in another slam final tomorrow lol


Thetwooks12

“Great now I have to play Novak”


Haunting-Pride-7507

The flood gates will open in the presser or in the trophy ceremony. She's holding a lot in. I genuinely hope she doesn't crash before tomorrow's women's doubles final


BeenWaitingForThis88

I haven’t seen a replay but I’m wondering if it was a subdued reaction because the ball was potentially in? I feel like most of us watching thought it looked in. It’s odd that umpire didn’t check it, and the reaction was so nonchalant maybe there’s some smoke to the fire. I really hope it was out just so there isn’t a controversy


Dolphin939

Looking at replay, the ball was inside the line


SilentCaveat

Couldn't quite tell from the angle but it defo warranted the ump to come and check the mark


BeenWaitingForThis88

Here’s a tweet of match point, it looks in. Which if true is a huge fucking bummer. https://twitter.com/tennischannel/status/1403732377273241601?s=21


rewrite-and-repeat

They showed in Eurosport studio the last ball and it was 1-2cm out.


gkmaster21

and that's why Nouni didn't even bother to check. He is an experienced umpire and he saw it was out enough to call the match. Krejcikova also instantly realized it was out in the slow-mo replay of her looking at the mark for the 1st time. Her reaction at that instant (first 2 seconds) shows that she had zero doubt the ball was out.


[deleted]

Since the margin of error is smaller than that, doesn’t that all but prove that it was out?


txhrow1

> Which if true is a huge fucking bummer. RG: We don't use electronic line calling because balls leave mark on clay. Umpire: Sometimes, I don't check the ball mark on match point that appears a close call on TV.


GhostofTeholnbugg

I mean, the ump doesn't check the mark unless someone asks, most of the time. And they certainly aren't watching the match on TV. Weird comment.


txhrow1

Read this person's response: https://www.reddit.com/r/tennis/comments/ny8ui8/barbora_krejcikova_is_the_2021_french_open_womens/h1kgz64/


Micinak

I thought so too, so I rewound the broadcast and it seems in but the clay gets scattered way out, its just the angle


asdflower

likely the angle. those judges are way closer than any TV broadcast...


ArtmausDen

https://www.tennisforum.com/threads/confirmed-the-mp-was-13mm-out-according-to-hawkeye.1382352/


ArtmausDen

https://www.tennisforum.com/threads/confirmed-the-mp-was-13mm-out-according-to-hawkeye.1382352/


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ArtmausDen

https://www.tennisforum.com/threads/confirmed-the-mp-was-13mm-out-according-to-hawkeye.1382352/


gkmaster21

She pointed the mark and by her reaction in slow-mo when she saw the mark, she instantly realized it was out. It's the umpire's job/fault if it was a wrong call + Pavlyuchenkova should have demanded fiercely for him to check the mark and she didn't, she wanted but she also quickly moved on. It's like in hawk-eye challenges. If players don't take their chances to challenge/make a big fuss about it, it's on them if they lose a point when the ball was in. Pavs accepted and Barbora pointed the mark to be checked if the umpire wanted. I saw no wrongdoings here.


Oky162

Well you owe her a big fucking apology.


ferpecto

I dunno if it was out or in, and rewatching a broadcast won't make me 100 percent sure, but you'd think the umpire would check it...seems he didn't have the balls to make such a championship decision and just let it stand.


ConversionSGAnon

Yeah i don't think she expected to make it so far but she's ice cold Plus she has a women's doubles finals tomorrow! So she's probably not in a partay mood til she wins that and sets a record


Zloggt

She has the opportunity to be the first woman to sweep the singles *and* doubles in Paris since Mary Pearce in 2000!


esocz

It's just the way we Czechs show our emotions :)


Giraffable

She knew it was in lol.


bizzyj93

All through the post match it seemed like the gravity of the win was hitting her in waves.


sjajsn

That was the most anti climactic ending lmao


Sage010101

Fitting given the drama in her semi final!


shyaminator96

I thought for sure pavs would ask for the ball mark checked lol


knickspicks

She clearly calls challenge [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jpoI-vvGmw&ab\_channel=StanSportAustralia](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jpoI-vvGmw&ab_channel=StanSportAustralia)


shyaminator96

Oh shit I didn't notice. Then why didn't the umpire come?


panos_akilas

Feel sorry for Pavs


Zloggt

Yeah, that hamstring injury *really* impacted her ability to perform. Of course, she tried her best, and played very good as well. It’s just that one unfortunate thing that ultimately leaves a large impact. Hopefully she can bounce back from it, and that this is only the start of a new peak for her career...


Life-as-a-Tourist

Depth of Czech female tennis players - Kvitova, Pliskova, Muchova, Vondrousova - and the unlikely winner today is Krejcikova.


ICameForTheT

What an extremely awkward ending lol


Grunge_bob

hmmm yeah it's out. ok im the champ. not bad


kpr007

Rather I saw the ball being in. But what to do. Oooops better to start celebrating.


Beetle-Persona

You can tell it’s been 39 years since a Czech women won seeing how they botched up the anthem


Majkl_94

Barbora fangirling when Henin was mentioned lol.


Dorvek

She was interviewed by J.Hénin and M.Pierce in studio after the SF and they joked that she almost fainted when she met Hénin not knowing she'd be here lol.


rsparkles_bearimy_99

Love Anastasia! That's a lovely speech. Heartfelt story about his brother. And funny too with that anecdote about her friends. Lovely Pav!


Grunge_bob

barbs speeches are pretty good. she seems like that math grad student in college that TAs your class but is also not awkward about running into you at the bar and saying what's up


razorsharp3000

/r/suspiciouslyspecific


h00dman

Judging by her reaction I think someone needs to tell her that 😂


Grunge_bob

she's the tim duncan of tennis


Nickp1991

What a way to honour the late great Jana Novotna!


NoirPochette

I guess as a narrative, this is a good win. Loses her coach who was a legendary player and a GS champ and then goes through hard stuff and out of nowhere in singles wins a GS. Movie script


Oky162

I can clearly see the movie, especially considering the last ball and semi ball to be main points of it.


verismonopoly

Is Barbora Krejcikova the only active player to have won a Grand Slam in all three disciplines: Singles, Doubles, and Mixed Doubles? (aside from Williams sisters of course) That's pretty iconic. Congrats!


NoirPochette

Stosur? I don't know if Sam won dubs Maybe Kuznetsova? Just checked Sam has all 3


verismonopoly

OMG STOSUR YES shame on me!


LEB_Reddit

I found out yesterday that she played for my local tennis club in the first womens team. The team won the german championchips 3 times in a row from 2016-2018


Grunge_bob

Oh wow she's showing some really true emotions now in front of the world


Max_Seven_Four

Congrats to Krejcikova; the match ended like a firework that didn't go off. Didn't feel like a GS final!


Anck-Su-Namun93

Was that last ball way in, or am I blind?


Peter_Deceito

I saw in... weird that nobody even said anything on the broadcast, it looked very close.


TopspinLob

Seemed in to me. No replay is suspicious


philphan25

No idea why the chair ump didnt check.


hannahjoy33

I thought Pav was asking him to, but then he never did, so maybe it was just the camera angle on tv and in person it looked more obvious?


philphan25

That’s the only reason, but even so I think it was close enough to give everyone some clarity!


Viks101

So great to see Pavs up there. All these years of great tennis but not achieving the success, she has finally broken her QF obstacle. Hopefully, this will inspire her to play even better.


alienrefugee51

Pavs is like, can I just get the hell outta here already?


jacklsw

Krejcikova has shot variety. Pity Pavlyuchenkova seems to be hampered by her left thigh she has no way to counter Krejcikova's shot variety with limited movement. Kudos to Krejcikova winning the major with her own craftiness, making strong players doubt their own power shots.


De_Bananalove

Congrats to her. She kept her poise and overcame two very tough opponents in 3 setters


Equidae2

Thrilled for Barbora and sad for Pavs. Well done both.


side_acc_for_jimin__

I loved her style throughout the competition, will be keeping an eye on her doubles final tmw


Bobo_Balde2

Not just a doubles player


iMaxYT

I'm just happy it's ova.


asdflower

Kova beats Kova


FighterForFreedom

Fairy tale story for Krejcikova


ArtmausDen

After Junior French open and this match, Czech women still have the female double final to win lol.


Grunge_bob

i know people would have hated on her for it but pav should have made a fuss to check the line to at least make sure it was out it's unfair that people will give you shit for it but fuck them


ottawamark

Does anyone know what Krejcikova wrote in Czech on the camera after the win?


Zaschrona

'Czechia you are the best support'


Practical-View-6110

If I remember correctly, it meant "Czechs, you are the best support".


Oky162

What was written there? I can translate.


ArtmausDen

https://www.tennisforum.com/threads/confirmed-the-mp-was-13mm-out-according-to-hawkeye.1382352/


thatcollegeguy21

I just watched that match point 6 times and that ball was clearly in. Pavyluchenkova got robbed there


casinobolton

Came here to second this


eggoed

Def looks in. Certainly had to be checked again, which never happened. I’m not saying anything we all don’t know already, just wanted to vent too :( what a crappy ending


Sh0rtR0und

She hasn't lost a match in a long time


NoirPochette

Martina won this tournament a lot. Including dubs had mixed dubs


Giraffable

Was that call correct on match point?!


Giraffable

I replayed it on my TV, looks in to me for sure. Well in.


Randomliberal

Why didn’t the umpire check that call? Looked close and skidded


TopspinLob

Seemed weird to me too


neyiat

The lines people did Pavs dirty on the match point. Technology should be brought into Roland Garros as soon as possible!


verismonopoly

The best story is how Barbora was convinced to give Singles another chance when she played an exhibition with fellow Czech players during lockdown last year. Now she's done better than all of them in Roland-Garros lol


[deleted]

From TV the ball seemed to be clearly in, on the other hand so did the contentious ball from the SF and hawkeye said it was out. I really don't get why the umpire didn't check it, tho.


MakerOfPurpleRain

Interesting ending. But Babs is a very rich lady now, good for her


ArtmausDen

Especially considering Czech standards of living haha


MegaDommagam

You probably meant exchange rate. The Czech Rep has higher QoLife ranking than France, Ireland, Italy and many others https://worldpopulationreview.com/country-rankings/standard-of-living-by-country


ArtmausDen

I meant cost of living rather :) you are right, it was incorrect choice of words. Quality of life here is really good.


Chainu_munims

That last ball seemed pretty in. Why is there no replays


Peter_Deceito

Very strange that they haven’t shown a better angle or at least a slower replay.


Chainu_munims

No mentions from broadcasters either.


NoirPochette

Considering Jana used to be her coach. It is huge for her and yeah


zi76

Krej's speech is hilarious.


Sperrow8

She has been on a tear this year. Congrats to her. Her singles clay record has lowkey been really good too so she might be someone to look out for during clay season. Bummer for Pavlyuchenkova but I love the optimism. What a tournament for her. Hope the best for her. Never stop trying while you can.


zi76

I'm really happy for her! She played great all tournament! It was a shame that Pavs' injury affected the match.


hopez11

So so sad for pavs


mkl122788

Kinda sucks about Pavs, the injury. She competed admirably after that, but the only way she was winning that final set without being able to push off on that leg was if Krejcikova crumbled. Krejcikova kept her head together \*just\* enough.


_tehol_

They fucked up the anthem..


[deleted]

You don't understand, it was just an avantgarde composition.


froomedog

Live WTA Race: 1. Barty 2. Krejcikova 3. Sabalenka 4. Osaka 5. Swiatek 6. Muguruza 7. Pavlyuchenkova 8. Sakkari Wow. Krejcikova is less than 100 points away from Barty now. While this result may seem random, it’s been a very steady build up and anyone who paid attention could see this coming.


De_Bananalove

People who said that "there are no big names in the semi finals" clearly hadn't paid attention to the tour leading up to RG All 4 ladies had been having amazing seasons


La2philly

Incredible


DacianaTraiana

Congratulations to her but also to Pavs who played valiantly until the end even with her injury


SilverCauldron27697

That last ball was in and they didn’t even try to check


scorchur

Did they screw up the match point call? I saw it on the line


nggarmy

Last ball might have looked way in due to the angle, although body language of both players implies that there's a good chance it may have been in, very weird


verismonopoly

Someone who's failed to get into the main draw of Wimbledon and the US Open since 2014 just won the French. This is the product of hard work and believing in yourself.


Steedy999

And WTA


verismonopoly

True bestie. So many injuries including the final. A meh tournament but a win's a win.


daringgreatlyy

I feel for Pav. She really gave it her all despite the injury.


NightCroissant

Can someone share the link to the last point


MegaDommagam

https://cdn.jwplayer.com/players/zUDGwcS0-rXb5vCPh.html


zorski

IMO the MP "out situation" was not handled properly by ump. He should've checked the ball mark. It was a champ point and if player asks for checking, it should be respected even for more obvious outs Bara and Pavs did everything good here: Pavs singaled "check", Bara showed the mark with a racket... just my 0.02$ ​ Anyhoo, great win by Babs :)


Sage010101

So happy for her. Understated style and the underdog. I love players like her. Cilic on men's side is similar. And she also won the doubles I think. What a breakout tournament for her. Edit: Hasn't yetbwon the doubles. Thanks for correcting me.


Puzzleheaded_Ad9691

she’s in the finals


TheShirou97

the women's doubles finals are tomorrow, but she very well could win them too


kerokerofeio

Can't wait for Sara Sorribes Tormo to win Wimbledon 🙄


verismonopoly

I think the time is ripe for Maria Camila Osorio Serrano


BidenAndSanders1

You mean Laylah Fernandez 🙄


invocation17

Last ball was in. Empire should have at least checked the mark. Weirdest ending ever.


Puzzleheaded_Ad9691

does she know she won cuz it looks like she just won a 4th rd


Grunge_bob

not everyone needs to be dancing and screaming y'all. let her live


Sardonicus83

Don't think anyone ever saw Barbora as a singles Grand Slam champion but she deserved it with how she's played the past 2 weeks. She's grown on me as both a player & a person. It's sad for Pavs as this was likely her best chance to win a grand slam but she's proven to herself this time that she has the game to pass the quarter finals.


Swami747

It would actually be a really cool story if Pavs made more GS finals -- child prodigy with a very respectable 2nd tier pro career who everyone expects to play a few more years and fade away, but then she makes RG final and follows it up by breaking into the top 5 and winning a slam or two. In reality though she just doesn't seem to care that much about winning a GS. She stated that her friends and family coming to watch her play was more important than the trophy. She didn't even bother to make the umpire check the mark on the match point ball that did look inside the line on TV.


Namrata97

That was a good speech by Pavs. Great sportsmanship. Congratulations to Krejcikova 🎉


Grunge_bob

She looks about as excited as finding out there's free guac at chipotle today


ArtmausDen

We are generally not as expressive as Western countries. She feels a shitload on the inside I am sure, but she is not going to be jumping and crying for show if she doesn’t feel like it. She’s not the first Czech athlete to react mildly to victory.


Grunge_bob

Very interesting! I have only been to Prague for a short time so i don't know much about Czech culture She definitely did feel a lot as she expressed in her speech but i think perhaps too she has subdued her emotions because she got used to managing her expectations after her not so great results in the past.


ConversionSGAnon

Osaka could've gone quite far in this RG if she didn't start a press embargo She needs to develop a "Fuck the clay I'm too good to be bad on dirt" attitude like Medved


neyiat

She would've lost to Ana Bogdan or Badosa considering her level


ConversionSGAnon

Well everyone's gotta start somewhere. Took Medvedev four R1 exits to get going.


Grunge_bob

gone far but i think she was far from iga from being the favorite so i don't think it's an asterisk championship by any means


Olepsnal42

That felt more like a second/third round match than a final lol


ChaoticMidget

Such is the dilemma when having this many upsets and underperformances. The underdog story is great but the Final naturally has almost no storyline or buildup to it. Krejcikova was literally 5-4 at Slam main draws before this event.


Grunge_bob

im curious what her ⚡ tattoo means


RussellTH11

It’s crazy she’s won 5 grand slam doubles titles! It’s rare to see someone go from doubles success to singles success...pretty much unheard of!


Anck-Su-Namun93

She won some challenger or Grand Slam? Cause judging by her reaction Im not sure


kpr007

She saw the ball was in. Didn't know how to react.


_tehol_

Yeah she saw it was in, then marked the spot and started celebrating, seems legit. It was out, if it wasn't pavs would like to check it.


kpr007

Pavs was clearly in doubt. She signaled it with her racket. Umpire did shitty job calling it a match already. Krejcikova made a shitty human being. It is for the second time now. And after the same thing happening to her.


_tehol_

This is just disgusting, what you are saying, There were two referees really close to that shot and they both agreed it was clear out. Pavlyuchenkova didn't protested it. And you? You saw no close up replay of that shot and have the audacity of calling someone cheater.


Slayy35

Ah yes, because Refs never made idiotic and/or false decisions. She asked for it to be checked and the Ump just ignored it. I literally couldn't give a fuck which of them wins, I don't even watch WTA, but this is clearly a terrible decision to not double check the ball mark.


Jackthommy99

Awwwww Pavs is taking it like a true champion!!!!


SoleSurvivor2287

Hope Krejcikova can sweep the doubles too with Siniakova, should be cool to see her play against Mattek Sands and Swiatek


janowski_d

Definitely a winner for Pointless in few years time


thatcollegeguy21

Winner of becoming a real annoying trivia question


backwards_109

No coaching violation on match point? Anyway congrats babs.


talkativesloth

What did you see?


KaNGkyebin

Any tennis is better than no tennis. But this tennis was so boring.


hauntedcock

Barbara losing her mind right now lol


razorsharp3000

This trophy ceremony haha


binks21

They felt the need to do something to compete with KIA man. I gotta say this is quite amusing though.


madras_maamoi

/have a link to what the song towards the end was? It was sung very emotively by this woman in a yellow dress, along with a Cellist(?) and a pianist iirc.


Practical-View-6110

Voila by Barbara Pravi, it finished second at this year's Eurovision Song Contest. https://youtu.be/Unj9WbeLzRU


AlexBayArea

Really happy for her. It's bittersweet because I was rooting for Pavs simply because she's a vet and has been looking for her breakthrough for so long, and who knows if she'll ever get this chance again. With that said, Krejcikova rolled through this tournament and imo was as deserving as it gets.


tennisprofessional

Congratulations to Barbora Krejcikova on winning her maiden Grand Slam title at Roland Garros.


Dark_Vengence

I wanted pav to win but i'm really happy for barb. She is a different kind of player and has her own unique style. The best month of her life.


spursaustralia

Massive congrats to Barbora! What an incredible tournament for her and Pavs. Also, fuck the mods for how they treated this match, pisses me off so much that it took forever to create a match thread. Show a bit of respect for the women's game.


alienrefugee51

I’m sorry, but I’ve replayed the MP ball multiple times and it clearly hit the line.


wakeytom

Hawk eye just showed it to be out


neyiat

Do you have a screenshot or something


ArtmausDen

https://www.tennisforum.com/threads/confirmed-the-mp-was-13mm-out-according-to-hawkeye.1382352/


Practical-View-6110

https://i.redd.it/maj17wkd1v471.jpg


Oky162

You cant see it properly on TV jeez. If they didnt even check properly, then it wasnt needed. Her reaction was based on her experience from SF, thats why awkward ending.


Dolphin939

Credit to Krejcikova, but that was the worst women’s tournament in years. Most of the top players get injured, and then one of the players in the finals gets injured and can barely move in the last set. Not to mention Krejcikova’s poor sportsmanship in her extended bathroom break (as she literally always does when losing). Also, watching the replay, that last shot on match point was literally inside the line. Very bad from the umpire to not check the mark.


Grunge_bob

are you crediting her or hating on her lol


Dolphin939

Crediting her for her win, but pointing out her continued bad sportsmanship


asdflower

Like No.1 Barty said, "bathroom break/medical break isn't against the rule, i dont see a problem there. "


Dolphin939

It’s not against the rule. It is bad sportsmanship though


WadeDMD

Good for her but I’m exhausted lol. I feel like through the entire tournament, every match I watched the person I rooted for ended up losing. Maybe I need a different strategy for watching these matches


CFBCommentor

So the women’s final is an unseeded player and the 31st seed, meanwhile the men’s semi’s featured 1, 3, 5, and 6? Women’s tennis is so bizarre.


NoirPochette

Men's tennis would be a lot different if they had best of 3 tbqh


Dolphin939

Not really, men’s tennis is pretty consistent in non-slam events as well


CFBCommentor

Under no circumstances would an unseeded player and the 31 seed be playing for the title.


NoirPochette

It's possible. I mean we have had very low seeds v. Unseeded players before in men's. Guga's first title was him playing the bottom seed


tensluvr

Weird ending, congrats to her! Her coach is more emotional than she is


bjworthy93

Congrats to Krejcikova. Her first slam and hopefully will give her confidence to do well throughout the entire year. If she wins the doubles final tomorrow she’ll be the first person since Mary Pierce to achieve this feat.


Riemann86

Well, i watched few replays from few sources and the ball was IN. Of course Umpire should check so it's his fault but Krejcikova behawiour was far from fair play. She even blocked questions about it on ger IG. And what is even more interesting - one sport booking provider in Poland blocked options to post anything about this topic at his forum. Will not even mention how quiet it is in media about it. Awfull finale.


aweap

I watched the slow motion replay posted on Twitter as well...looks really close and in my honest opinion could have touched the line and skidded out or landed outside. Hawkeye shows it was out though with some margin.


Cthulhu_awaken

Damn I lost another prediction.


tabure67

Barbora looks very Slavic.


talkativesloth

Ok


NoirPochette

Either it hasn't hit her or she is like this is just the start. I'm going with the former