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French open title wasn’t a fluke after winning a tournament where the highest player she faced was 50 smth in the world .
Oh really?

Did a parallel French Open tournament took place in URanus?

Cause here's what happened with the one that took place on planet earth, Paris, France:

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Aw, shucks. Look at all those "50 something in the world" level ITF scrubs that she faced.

or perhaps there's a misunderstanding: uranus has its own ranking system too?
 

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Yeah but to be honest most people do not care about doubles.
Maybe better phrased, most people do not value double's titles the same. However, in the original comparison all Bára's doubles and mixed GSs need to overweight just one singles Premier title. So yes, Krejčíková has already achieved more.
OSTAPENKO has a slam, a Premier, and two 250 titles. Plus Miami final. KREJČÍKOVÁ has a slam, two 250s, and Doha final. OSTAPENKO is still ahead. But I agree that KREJČÍKOVÁ is impressive lately.
 

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Oh really?

Did a parallel French Open tournament took place in URanus?

Cause here's what happened with the one that took place on planet earth, Paris, France:

View attachment 194508

Aw, shucks. Look at all those "50 something in the world" level ITF scrubs.

or perhaps there's a misunderstanding: uranus has its own ranking system too?
Is "K. Pliskova" one sister or the other? How would someone know without checking, by simply reading this table?
 

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Oh really?

Did a parallel French Open tournament took place in URanus?

Cause here's what happened with the one that took place on planet earth, Paris, France:

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Aw, shucks. Look at all those "50 something in the world" level ITF scrubs that she faced.

or perhaps there's a misunderstanding: uranus has its own ranking system too?
The misunderstanding is yours.
I m deceased at saying a French open title wasn’t a fluke after winning a tournament where the highest player she faced was 50 smth in the world .
Slayla is clearly referring to Krejcikova's run at Strasbourg, not Roland-Garros.
 

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The misunderstanding is yours.

Slayla is clearly referring to Krejcikova's run at Strasbourg, not Roland-Garros.
Remember that if Andreescu (then 7th in the world) had not withdrawn, the final may have been Andreescu vs. Krej, not Cîrstea vs. Krej (Andreescu and Cîrstea were scheduled to meet in the quarters).
 

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Oh really?

Did a parallel French Open tournament took place in URanus?

Cause here's what happened with the one that took place on planet earth, Paris, France:

View attachment 194508

Aw, shucks. Look at all those "50 something in the world" level ITF scrubs that she faced.

or perhaps there's a misunderstanding: uranus has its own ranking system too?
I was answering to a comment that said that with this title win ( Prague ) she proved that it wasn’t a fluke to win the French open .... the 50 something in the world was referring to Prague . But if you read the comment I quoted maybe you would have understood ( also pls don’t tell me her draw at the French wasn’t a cake walk bar a horrible Svitolina and an even more horrible Sloane ) .
 

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Barbora is a few points behind Halep right now and with nothing to defend for a while. Trying to remember Halep’s 2019 RG—> USO a d if she is likely to drop out of the top 10. Of course Bianca and that ridiculous inflated number 5 is going to be tough to defend when she’s been in no sort of form apart from the Miami run. Also Bara could hit a block in the US hardcourt swing, but she is surely a certain top 10er in the next few months
 

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Just wanted to point this out to certain users:

2021
Melbourn doubles winner
AO mix winner, doubles finalist
Dubai finalist
Madrid doubles winner
Strasburg winner
FO singles and doubles winner, mix QF
Wimbledon singles 4R (lost to winner) doubles QF
Prague winner
Impressive (y)

OSTAPENKO has a slam, a Premier, and two 250 titles. Plus Miami final. KREJČÍKOVÁ has a slam, two 250s, and Doha final. OSTAPENKO is still ahead. But I agree that KREJČÍKOVÁ is impressive lately.
Exactly (y)

Ostapenko is so underrated and overlooked. People make her worse than she is.
Ostapenko is VERY talented, but also incredibly inconsistent (can beat anyone and lose to anyone).
People forget her successful tournaments (big titles) and how AMAZING she played there.
She loses only if SHE plays bad, chokes (headcase), serves weak or makes many UEs.

Genie (y)
 

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Krejcikova triumphs in all-Czech final over Martincova to win Prague

Second seed Barbora Krejcikova fired 26 winners in 14 games to win an all-Czech final at the Livesport Prague Open over Tereza Martincova. It was Krejcikova's third title of the year, and first on hard courts.

Barbora Krejcikova's hot streak continued on home soil as the No.2 seed captured the Livesport Prague Open title, winning the final over compatriot Tereza Martincova 6-2, 6-0 in just 65 minutes.

Krejcikova fired 26 winners over the 14 games in a dazzling performance to win her third career title, and first on hard courts. That trio of trophies have all come in her past four tournaments. The 25-year-old has now won 20 of her past 21 matches. Her only loss since May came in the fourth round of Wimbledon to World No.1 and eventual champion Ashleigh Barty.

For Roland Garros champion Krejcikova, this week has been an entirely fitting homecoming. She did not drop a set in a title run that culminated in the third all-Czech final in the tournament's history, and has become the sixth home winner of Prague.

Czech support was key all week, Krejcikova said - particularly after an arduous 7-6(2), 6-4 second-round win over Ysaline Bonaventure, after which she spoke about the pressure she felt playing as a Grand Slam titlist. Following that match, she only dropped eight more games in the last three rounds.

"During every single tournament you have one match where things don't go your way, and that was the match with Ysaline," she said. "I couldn't find myself, it was really up and down, and she's a really tricky player. I was struggling. But the most important thing is just to get through somehow, just to fight and win, and I was able to do that. I actually felt that every single day after that I was playing better and better.

"It's easier to play and fight when there are people - Czech people. Normally, if it wasn't in the Czech Republic, I wouldn't play any tournament [this week] because I just felt really tired. But they all wanted to see me, and I felt they gave me so much energy in Paris. They've been enjoying it so much. So I felt I really have to come here and play my best every single day, just so they can see me and see that I'm real. I had to give it back to them somehow.

"That was pretty much my power - the people came to see me, and I didn't want to disappoint them."

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One of the Czech champions preceding Krejcikova was her late mentor Jana Novotna. Having won her first title in Strasbourg, the tournament where Novotna captured her second in 1988, Krejcikova's victory marks another parallel with her friend. Novotna won Prague in 1998, the first title after her maiden Grand Slam trophy at Wimbledon that year - a pattern Krejcikova has repeated.

Czech champions in Prague
Radka Zrubakova, 1992
Jana Novotna, 1998
Karolina Pliskova, 2015
Lucie Safarova, 2016
Petra Kvitova, 2018
Barbora Krejcikova, 2021


A handful of backhand errors in the first few games comprised a somewhat nervy start for Krejcikova. But after World No.78 Martincova failed to take advantage of two break points in the second game, Krejcikova settled - and from there on, didn't look back.

From 2-2, Krejcikova rattled off 10 straight games, a passage of play in which almost everything she touched turned to gold. She was able to finish baseline rallies with effortless redirections of the ball, and her touch at net was exquisite.

A sequence of beautiful backhand winners enabled her to dominate the end of the first set, while her forehand was the key shot in maintaining her momentum at the start of the second. There was also some real creativity, including the clever combination of a sliced forehand return followed by a flat winner off the same wing.

Afterwards, Krejcikova was modest in victory.

"I felt as soon as I broke her I felt a little better," she said. "But still, it was pretty tight, the first few games, and I was really happy I actually got the first set. And the second was also tight, we had some deuces. I was just able to convert the big points a bit better. When I got to the 3-0 lead, I felt really confident, and I felt I really had to finish it."

Martincova, who landed 71% of her first serves, had come into the match holding a 2-1 head-to-head advantage over Krejcikova. But she was rarely allowed to get her own aggressive game going, tallying only six winners to 13 unforced errors. But the 26-year-old can still take the positives from a first WTA final showing.

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Next up for Krejcikova will be the Tokyo Olympic Games - but while she explained how everything has changed for her in a short space of time, she has not set any concrete goals.

"After Strasbourg a lot of things changed," she said. "I felt relieved. That was pretty much the goal for me, something I wanted to get out of this season - to win a 250. And it happened - and after that, I lost all the stress.

"And after Paris everything changed as well. My mental side completely changed. I've achieved everything I ever wanted. So now I just want to go hard, and have fun. For sure I'm working hard to do well, to play big tournaments and big players, but on the other hand I don't really have a big goal.

"I just want to be healthy, and I just want to enjoy and play. If I can do these two things together, I think there is a big opportunity to win another big thing. But I don't put it in my head like that."
 

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Krejcikova has all the strokes, especially a strong dominating forehand (y)
A great net game. Plus a very intelligent point construction :D
 

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That 2nd set was some kind of freestyle clinic from Krejcikova. It looked like she was so full of confidence she just wanted to experiment and try every shot and ended up executing basically all of them. She's at such an impressive level now I really wonder what her chances at Tokyo will be especially with some of the competition already out
Also with the courts apparently being quite slow.
I rate her chances very high of at least making the semis, top 5 is very possible this year.
There is a YEC this year right?
 
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Barbora Krejcikova | 2021 Prague | WTA Champion's Reel



Impressive :love: Barbora played wonderful tennis at home in CZE! (y)
One of her secrets to success is her fast forehand. Very strong crosscourt and longline.
 
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