In an interview to Tennis Atlantic, Kristina Mladenovic commented on her romantic relationship with the two-time French Open finalist Dominic Thiem. The French player said: "I am very lucky and fortunate with my relationship.
Obviously in many ways it helps to have a person that understands your job and sacrifices and accepts your job as a woman, it's not easy every day but there are also difficulties because you have to be apart from your partner but I think the understanding and the love is more powerful and the respect is amazing so I am the luckiest."
Mladenovic also commented on Ashleigh Barty's French Open title: "She's remarkable, and we are at a time where all the best players of singles are playing the doubles. We also had Mertens/Sabalenka in the semifinals.
As an anecdote, I would say I played against her in Rome, and I had a great victory. So to me, that means even more when I see what shape she's in. And that she wins Roland Garros, it motivates me even more as I see that our levels are quite close.
All I can say about her game is good things. She's very good on court. She thinks well, and I like her game. She deserves winning. She managed her matches one after the other as they came, some more difficult than others, and beautiful tennis." Mladenovic defeated Shelby Rogers in a straight-set first-round match and will face the American Hailey Baptiste next.