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My name is Jeroen van Barneveld and I will keep you informed about the women's final at Roland Garros between Barbora Krejcíková and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.



  • Roland Garros

  • Women's final

  • Krejcikova wins

  • 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

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These are the last ten women's Roland Garros winners:



2021: 

Barbora Krejcíková


2020: 

Iga Swiatek


2019: 

Ashleigh Barthy


2018: 

Simona Halep


2017: 

Jelena Ostapenko

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Game, set and match! 

Barbora Krejcíková wins Roland Garros for the first time in her career!

The 25-year-old Czech settles in three sets with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova: 6-1, 2-6 and 6-3.

It is Krejcíková's first Grand Slam title in her career anyway.

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Game Pavlyuchenkova! 

1-1 (5-4)



Barbora Krejcíková gets two match points for her Roland Garros title, but Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova gets rid of them both and reconnects with the Czech.

But Krejcíková can now serve for the title.

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Game Krejcikova! 

1-1 (5-3)



Barbora Krejcíková is just one game away from her first Grand Slam title in her career.

The Czech doesn't seem to give this away anymore, she is so good in the game at the moment.

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Break Krejcikova! 

1-1 (4-3)



There is the first impetus for the Roland Garros title by Barbora Krejcíková!

The Czech wins all points in the service game from Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and now has to cash in on her break on her own serve.

Then she's just one game away from the title.

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Game Krejcikova! 

1-1 (3-3)



This is a convincing game from Barbora Krejcíková, say.

The Czech does not lose a point in her service game and is level again with Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

When will the decision be made?

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Game Pavlyuchenkova! 

1-1 (2-3)



Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova pulls her serve over the line with great pain and effort.

The Russian has to make up for a deficit twice against Barbora Krejcíková, but does it properly and takes the lead again.

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Rebreak Pavlyuchenkova! 

1-1 (2-2)



Barbora Krejcíková fails to capitalize on her break lead, as Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova strikes again after a series of errors.

The Russian sees two of the three break points still being eliminated, but then things still go wrong.

So the position is back in balance.

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Break Krejcikova! 

1-1 (2-1)



There is already the break in favor of Barbora Krejcíková!

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova hits a double fault and seals her fate in this third game.

Can Krejcíková cash in on this break and walk out to the Roland Garros title?

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Game Krejcikova! 

1-1 (1-1)



The score is completely balanced again, as Barbora Krejcíková has her emotions under control again after her outburst and suddenly hits one winner after another against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

We have to wait for the first mistake in this decisive set for the Roland Garros title.

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Game Pavlyuchenkova! 

1-1 (0-1)



Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova makes no mistake on her serve and takes the first run.

It is striking that Barbora Krejcíková angrily turns to the stands when she hits the ball outside the lines at the decisive point in this first game.

Was something said to her?

Or is she venting her frustrations?

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The third set is on its way.

Who will win the Roland Garros title for the first time in her career?

Barbora Krejcikova or Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova?

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Barbora Krejcíková briefly dives into the dressing room to recharge for the decisive third set.

The Czech realizes all too well that in the battle for the Roland Garros title, she has to switch the button after the lousy second set.

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Set Pavlyuchenkova! 

1-1 (2-6)



Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova doesn't seem to be bothered by the bandage and drags into the second set.

The Russian had nothing to contribute in the first set and seemed overcome by the tension, but now has the nerves under control and puts Barbora Krejcíková under high voltage.

The Czech cannot handle the pressure and piles foul after foul, culminating in a 2-6.

There will be a decisive third set for the Roland Garros title.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova stands up and gets a bandage wrapped around her left thigh.

The final will resume sooner than expected.

Will she suffer from this?

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova requests a medical time-out, which can take up to ten minutes.

The treatment comes at a bad time for the Russian as she was on the cusp of taking the second set and now seems to be losing momentum.

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That doesn't look good on Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

She needs to be treated on a mat by a doctor.

It appears to have been shot in her groin.

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Rebreak Krejcikova! 

0-1 (2-5)



Barbora Krejcíková backfires and breaks Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova back once, but it seems like a score for the statistics.

Pavlyuchenkova has one more game to win the set.

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Break Pavlyuchenkova! 

1-0 (1-5)



It is pitiful to see how Barbora Krejcíková plays in this second set.

Nothing seems to work with the Czech.

She hits an innumerable number of balls into the net and her serve doesn't work either.

With a double fault she awards the second break to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, who can serve for the set win.

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Game Pavlyuchenkova! 

1-0 (1-4)



Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is not fooled by Barbora Krejcíková's winning game and keeps her serve quite convincingly.

She is only two games away from winning the set.

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Game Krejcikova! 

1-0 (1-3)



Barbora Krejcíková finally recovers and conquers her service game at the expense of Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

That was also necessary to prevent a failure in this second set.

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Game Pavlyuchenkova! 

1-0 (0-3)



Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova cashes in on her break and now takes the lead in the second set.

That is partly due to the high error rate of Barbora Krejcíková, who really hits almost every ball in the net.

It looks like this final will turn into a decisive third set.

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Break Pavlyuchenkova! 

1-0 (0-2)



What is suddenly happening here in Paris?

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova was dead and buried after the first set, but seems to have risen from the ashes, breaking Barbora Krejcíková on her serve.

Krejcíková is completely lost.

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Game Pavlyuchenkova! 

1-0 (0-1)



Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova crosses the line for the first time in this final and takes the lead in this second set.

Is this the beginning of the turnaround after her lousy first set?

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Set Krejcikova! 

1-0 (6-1)



Barbora Krejcíková grabs the first set in this women's final at Roland Garros in 31 minutes!

The Czech is playing very well and sees Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova pile up foul after foul on her serve.

The Russian did not win a single service game in this company.

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Break Krejcikova! 

0-0 (5-1)



Barbora Krejcíková is unstoppable.

She puts such pressure on Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova that the Russian makes mistakes and loses her service game again.

She hasn't made a single point on her serve so far.

What's the matter with her?

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Game Krejcikova! 

0-0 (4-1)



Barbora Krejcíková is so far the best player in this women's final at Roland Garros.

The Czech hits the balls with a lot of power and direction and leaves Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova without a chance.

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Break Krejcikova! 

0-0 (3-1)



Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova loses her second service game in a row.

The Russian works away two more breakpoints, but with the third, Barbora Krejcíková strikes mercilessly.

Pavlyuchenkova knocks the ball out of bounds with her backhand, which is typical of her sloppy final so far.

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Game Krejcikova! 

0-0 (2-1)



Barbora Krejcíková now seems to be really picking up steam and takes the lead for the first time in this match against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

She keeps her service, partly due to a series of unnecessary mistakes by Pavlyuchenkova.

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Rebreak Krejcikova! 

0-0 (1-1)



The tensions seem to have been relieved from Barbora Krejcíková, because after a long game she clears her break deficit against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Pavlyuchenkova estimates a bow ball from Krejcíková completely wrong and so the Czech comes to 1-1.

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Break Pavlyuchenkova! 

0-0 (0-1)



This promises to be something in Paris.

Barbora Krejcíková makes a very tense impression on her serve, makes two double errors and loses her service game directly to Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova.

Surprisingly enough, the Russian takes the lead in this final.

She still has to cash in on her break.

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Game on! 

The women's final between Barbora Krejcíková and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has started.

Krejcíková may start serving.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Barbora Krejcíková enter the Court Philippe-Chatrier.

The women's final at Roland Garros is about to start.

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This is the setting for the final between Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Barbora Krejcíková: the Court Philippe-Chatrier in Paris.

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Barbora Krejcíková could become the seventh woman in the Open Era (since 1968) to win a Grand Slam while unseeded.

Chris O'Neil (1978, Australian Open), Serena Williams (2007, Australian Open), Kim Clijsters (2009, US Open), Jelena Ostapenko (2017, Roland Garros), Sloane Stephens (2017, US Open) and so Iga Swiatek (2020, Roland Garros).

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Both women, who have never met before, will not yet be in the top ten of the world rankings if they win Roland Garros.

Pavlyuchenkova and Krejcíková make a significant jump in the ranking with a final victory.

Pavlyuchenkova will then rise to fourteenth place in the WTA ranking and Krejcíková will then become the new number fifteen in the world.

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Since the introduction of the WTA ranking, only two women have been lower in the world rankings than Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (32) and Barbora Krejcíková (33) when they won Roland Garros.

Iga Swiatek (pictured) was the number 54 in the world last year when she was the best in Paris and Jelena Ostapenko was 47 in 2017.

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Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (WTA-32) has broken a special record by reaching the Roland Garros final.

She is now the woman who played a Grand Slam most times before reaching the final for the first time (52nd Grand Slam).

Roberta Vinci held that record when she reached the US Open final in her 44th Grand Slam appearance in 2015.

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Barbora Krejcíková and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova have never been to a Grand Slam final before.

The 25-year-old Krejcíková, currently the number 33 in the world, is only participating in a Grand Slam tournament for the fifth time.

She was never even active at Wimbledon or the US Open.

29-year-old Pavlyuchenkova has more experience in that area: she has already reached the quarterfinals at every Grand Slam.

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After a few blistering days, the finals are now at Roland Garros.

This afternoon it's the turn of the women's final, which was surprisingly reached by Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova and Barbora Krejcíková.

Remarkably enough, they are the numbers 32 and 33 of the world ranking.

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