TENNIS

French Open Tennis : Barbora Krejcikova Clinches Women's Title

Barbora Krejcikova won her maiden grand slam singles title at the French Open, defeating Russia's Anastasia pavlyuchenkova to become the first Czech Woman in 40 years to conquer Roland Garros.


PTV Sports telecast the final match live.

Krejcikova, ranked 33 in the World and playing just her fifth main draw in a slams singles event, triumphed 6-1, 2-6 and 6-4 for a second career title.

The 25-year-old emulates compatriot Hana Mandlikova who claimed the trophy in Paris in 1981.

The 25-year-old Krejcikova paid an emotional tribute to her Mentor Novotna who died of cancer at the age of 49 in 2017.

Krejcikova will rise to number 15 in the World as a result of her win as she became the sixth successive first-time major winner in Paris.