Barbora Krejcikova explains what changed after her stunning French Open victory



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Barbora Krejcikova explains what changed after her stunning French Open victory

World No. 9 Barbora Krejcikova insists she always felt she had the game to success in singles. Krejcikova, 25, put up a stunning run to win her maiden Grand Slam title at this year's French Open. Krejcikova wasn't among the top favorites for the French Open crown but she beat a number of high-profile names en route to winning it all at Roland Garros.

Krejcikova has been one of the top doubles players in recent years but winning the French Open title proved she was capable of playing at a high level in singles as well. "I always felt that I actually had the game,” Krejcikova told Tennis Majors.

“When I was practising with all the top girls, I thought I was playing well with them. I think it just took me a little more time to organise my game and just find really my weapons. I think that’s why it took me longer.

“I just knew what I should expect. It was a totally different feeling but still I had this feeling playing doubles there on the same court with the crowd, I had just experienced it already. It was nice for me. It was good.

I think it had an advantage when I went there for sure”.

Winning the French Open positively impacted Krejcikova

After winning the French Open, Krejcikova enjoyed success at the Tokyo Olympics as she and fellow compatriot Katerina Siniakova won gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics.

"I would say it changed a lot of things because it’s a dream,” Krejcikova said of winning the French Open. “I think there are just so many players that want to achieve this and it’s like a dream come true.

I always felt like when I was winning the doubles that I can win something else…but I wanted to do well in singles. Adding this gold medal, already right now it’s an amazing career."