/ 15 June 2021

French Open ends on a fascinating note

So many stories… To the women first. The final was taken out on Saturday night by the unseeded Barbora Krejcikova – she defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in 3 sets. Krejcikova had a cracker at Roland Garros – she went on to become the first since 2000 to go home with the singles and doubles trophies. “I just know that from now on, I can really enjoy it because I have pretty much achieved everything I always wanted,” the 25yo said. And if you’re finding it hard to keep up with all the new names in women’s tennis, that’s because there’s a lot of them – Krejcikova is the 12th woman to win a major tournament since the start of the 2016 season. As for the blokes, Novak Djokovic saw off Stefanos Tsitsipas in 5 sets, which takes him half the way to a Grand Slam (aka winning all 4 majors in a row). If that’s not enough incentive, it was his 19th major win, just one behind Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer, who are tied on 20. Bring on Wimbledon – it starts on Monday, 28 June…

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