Last month, Barbora Krejcikova became the first woman to win the singles and doubles titles at Roland Garros the same year since 2000. Krejcikova and her partner, Katerina Siniakova, are back in the round of 16 at Wimbledon, where they won the title. together in 2018.
Although Siniakova’s singles tournament ended on Saturday with a loss to first seed Ashleigh Barty, Krejcikova is in the fourth round of the singles after beating Anastasija Sevastova in a nervous three sets which was the last sign of her ability. to play decisive points better than she. peers.
No longer a doubles specialist, Krejcikova is in singles at Wimbledon for the first time and will face Barty in the round of 16, likely with an excellent scouting report from Siniakova.
“I am very surprised,” Krejcikova said of her continued success. “In Paris, I had a few matches where I was far behind, and I still managed to find a way. With every match like this, I feel like even though I tell myself I’m tired, and I can’t do this anymore, or my legs are shaking or I’m not feeling well, I can always fight, and I can always win. So, this is something that before Paris I didn’t know I actually had. “
Gauff and Krejcikova are the only players still competing in women’s singles and doubles at Wimbledon. No man is yet in contention in the men’s singles and doubles.
It has not always been so with men, but it has been a long time. John Newcombe won both titles in 1970, in partnership with Tony Roche. John McEnroe won both titles in 1981, 1983 and 1984, in partnership with Peter Fleming.