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Czech Barbora Krejcikova wins French Open women's title

TENNIS By Reuters | June 12th 2021
June 12, 2021 Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova celebrates after winning the final match against Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova REUTERS

Czech Barbora Krejcikova claimed her maiden Grand Slam title when she beat Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1 2-6 6-4 in the French Open final on Saturday.

The 25-year-old is the first Czech to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Hana Mandlikova, who represented Czechoslovakia, triumphed in 1981.

Krejcikova won six games in a row to take the opening set after dropping serve in the first, before Pavlyuchenkova gained the upper hand in the second set.

Russia's Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova reacts during her final match against Czech Republic's Barbora Krejcikova [REUTERS]

The Russian had her left thigh taped at 5-2 but served it out to level at one-set all before Krejcikova broke decisively for 4-3 in the decider to extend her winning streak on clay to 12 matches.

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