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Barbora Krejčíková wins French Open


Unseeded Barbora Krejčíková defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 Saturday morning to capture her first major title. The tournament was only Krejčíková’s fifth Grand Slam appearance.

Saturday’s two-hour final was a back-and-forth affair, with Krejčíková holding serve in the decisive third set to secure the championship. The 25-year-old won 55 percent of the points off her first serve to Pavlyuchenkova’s 49 percent.

Krejčíková will add her French Open singles title to her two Grand Slam doubles championships.

Still in contention for the doubles title at Roland-Garros, Krejčíková will attempt to become the first woman since Mary Pierce in 2000 to capture the French Open singles and doubles championship in the same year.

Krejčíková and partner Kateřina Siniaková will take on Iga Świątek and Bethanie Mattek-Sands in the doubles final Sunday at 5:30 a.m. EST.