Krej?íková at the 2018 French Open
|Country (sports)||Czech Republic|
|Residence||Ivan?ice, Czech Republic|
|Born||18 December 1995|
Brno, Czech Republic
|Height||1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)|
|Plays||Right-handed (two-handed backhand)|
|Career record||255-150 (63.0%)|
|Career titles||0 WTA, 14 ITF|
|Highest ranking||No. 65 (16 November 2020)|
|Current ranking||No. 65 (16 November 2020)|
|Grand Slam Singles results|
|Australian Open||2R (2020)|
|French Open||4R (2020)|
|US Open||Q3 (2014)|
|Career record||242-107 (69.3%)|
|Career titles||6 WTA|
|Highest ranking||No. 1 (22 October 2018)|
|Current ranking||No. 9 (28 September 2020)|
|Grand Slam Doubles results|
|Australian Open||SF (2020)|
|French Open||W (2018)|
|US Open||SF (2018)|
|Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results|
|Australian Open||W (2019, 2020)|
|French Open||1R (2017)|
|US Open||QF (2016)|
|Fed Cup/BJK Cup||W (2018), record 1-1|
|Last updated on: 10 October 2020.|
Barbora Krej?íková (born 18 December 1995) is a Czech tennis player.
Together with Czech compatriot Kate?ina Siniaková, she won the women's doubles at the 2018 French Open and 2018 Wimbledon Championships. With American partner Rajeev Ram, she won the mixed doubles competition at the 2019 Australian Open, and she successfully defended her title the next year alongside Nikola Mekti?.
Krej?íková was ranked junior world No. 3 in October 2013. In 2013, she won the French Open girls' doubles, the Wimbledon girls' doubles and the US Open girls' doubles titles with fellow Czech Kate?ina Siniaková, and reached the final at the Australian Open girls' doubles, falling one match shy of completing the calendar year Grand Slam. The same year, she also won European Junior Championship U18 in Klosters, Switzerland in singles and doubles.
On 22 October 2018, she reached No. 1 in the doubles rankings, jointly with Kate?ina Siniaková. Together they were the fifth and sixth Czechs ranked No. 1 since 1975, and the 14th pair that attained the No. 1 together.
In October 2020, she reached the 4th round of the French Open and with that result, attained her best singles ranking at No. 85.
Krej?íková made her WTA debut at the Gastein Ladies, where she lost in first round together with her partner Kate?ina Siniaková. In singles, her debut was at Coupe Banque Nationale in Quebec, where she qualified for the main draw, and reached the second round where she lost to Lucie Hradecká. Also, in the doubles, she reached the semifinal. At Luxemborg Open, she reached her first WTA final in doubles with Lucie Hradecká, but they lost to Timea Bacsinszky-Kristina Barrois.
In 2015, Barbora didn't progress so much in singles, where she played only in one WTA main draw event, at the Coupe Banque Nationale, where she was defeated in the first round. At all four grand slams she failed to qualify for the main draw, losing in the first round of Wimbledon and US Open, and the second round of Australian Open and French Open.
In doubles, she had a bit more success, reaching the semifinal at Diamond Games, debuting in the main draw of the French Open, and winning her first title at Coupe Banque Nationale. In November she won her first, and so far only, WTA 125K title at Open de Limoges, partnering with Mandy Minella.
In singles, Krej?íková mainly played on the ITF Tour. However, she took a part in a few WTA tournaments but fell in the qualification rounds or the early rounds of the main draw. At Australian Open and Wimbledon, she lost in first round qualification, losing a chance to debut in the main draw of a grand slam. At the Qatar Ladies Open, she attempted to qualify for her first Premier 5/Premier Mandatory event, but failed in the first round of qualification.
Krej?íková started the year well, reaching the semifinal in first week, at the ASB Classic. Next, she played for the first time at the Australian Open, reaching second round. In February, she played her first Premier final in doubles at the St. Petersburg Ladies' Trophy, but missed the chance to win the title. At the Qatar Ladies Open, she made her first appearance at a Premier 5/Premier Mandatory tournament, where she lost in the second round. Her first major breakthrough came at the French Open, where she, with her doubles partner Kate?ina Siniaková, reached the semifinal, but they lost to the duo, Elena Vesnina-Ekaterina Makarova. This result ranked her in the top 50 for the first time, getting her up to 34. At Wimbledon, she lost in the first round. At the US Open, she reached her second grand slam quarterfinal, but lost there with her partner Siniaková to Martina Hingis-CoCo Vandeweghe. After US Open, she ranked in the top 30 for the first time in her career.
In first few months, Barbora had success at ITF Tour, but didn't do well on WTA Tour. She failed in qualification at Taiwan Open and Morocco Open, and failed to reached main-draw of Australian Open again, losing in second round of qualification. Then suddenly, in late May, she reached her first and so far only WTA singles final, specifically at the Nurember Cup, where she firstly need to play at qualification, in order to play in main-draw. She lost in that final from No. 1 seed Kiki Bertens. This result bring her back to top 150, for the first time since September 2015. On Grass season, she only played in qualification of Wimbledon, but missed chance to play in main-draw. In Bastad, she played in quarterfinal, where she lost from Caroline Garcia. For the first she had to chance to play in main-draw of Rogers Cup, but lost in second round of qualification. On US Open, she also didn't have success, losing in first round of qualification.
As in singles, the first few months were not really successful for Barbora, reaching only second round at the Australian Open, and first round of Sydney International, Taiwan Open and Hungarian Ladies Open. In the clay season, things get better. At Morocco Open, she reached her first semifinal in 2017. At Madrid Open, she lost in the first round, but at the Italian Open she reached her first Premier 5/Premier Mandatory quarterfinal. At the French Open, partnering with Chan Hao-Ching, lost from Lucie Hradecká-Kate?ina Siniaková in the third-round. In the grass season, she only played at Wimbledon, where she lost in the first round. At Swedish Open, she reached doubles final, but missed a chance to win the title. At Rogers Cup, she lost in the second round in the doubles, while at the US Open she reached third round in doubles. In October, she played semifinal in doubles at the Kremlin Cup.
Unlike previous seasons, Krej?íková now had chance to play at least in qualifications at more Premier 5/Premier Mandatory then before. Unfornatelly, she missed chance to qualify for main-draw at Qatar Total Open, Indian Wells Open, Miami Open and Madrid Open, and then finally qualify at the Rogers Cup, where she lost in first round. At the grand slams also happened a little bit of progress, as she finally made into main-draw, specifically at the French Open, where she was forced to firstly play in qualifications. In first round in main-draw she faced seed No. 6 Karolína Plí?ková, but didn't make it to second round. At the US Open, she again failed to qualify.
This tennis season was so far the most successful season for Krej?íková. She started year really well, reaching final at the Shenzhen Open, where to together with Siniaková lost in that final from Romanian combination Irina-Camelia Begu-Simona Halep. At the Australian Open, she reached third round in doubles, that in that moment was her best result at that tournament. In February, she reached Premier 5 semifinal, at the Qatar Total Open, together with, again, Siniaková. At the Indian Wells Open, she reached second round, but had more success at the Miami Open, where she played her first Premier 5/Premier Mandatory final, but missed chance to win title. Clay season didn't start so well, reaching only second round of Madrid Open, and first round of Italian Open, but after that, she won her first doubles major title at the French Open. At the French Open, together with Siniaková, they defeated Japanese combination Eri Hozumi-Makoto Ninomiya in final. Grass season was successful for Krej?íková, reaching semifinal at the Birmingham Classic, and title at the Wimbledon. At the Wimbledon, again with Siniaková, they defeated Kv?ta Peschke-Nicole Melichar in final. After Wimbledon, Krej?íková entered top 5 in doubles, for the first time in her career. US Tour wasn't unsuccessful at all. She didn't do well at Rogers Cup, losing in second round, but at Cincinnati Open she reached quarterfinal. At the US Open, she was close to reach another grand slam final, but was stopped in semifinal together with Siniaková, from Ashleigh Barty-CoCo Vandeweghe. On October 22, 2018 Krej?íková, together with her doubles partner, Siniaková, became world No.1 doubles player. For the first time in her career, Krej?íková had chance to play at WTA Final, where she had success. In First round, Siniaková and Krej?íková defeated Peschke-Melichar, then in semifinal they defeated Andrea Sestini Hlavá?ková-Barbora Strýcová, but then lost in final from Tímea Babos-Kristina Mladenovic. Both, Krej?íková and Siniaková finish year as world No.1 doubles players. At the end of 2018, they received award for the Doubles Team of the 2018.
Krej?íková back to play mostly at ITF Tour where she had success. On WTA Tour, only tournament where she played in main-draw was Bucharest Open, where she reached quarterfinal. Also, she failed to qualify at Australian Open, French Open, US Open and Rogers Cup.
Season started really well for Barbora. Firstly, she played at Brisbane International, where she get to semifinal. After that, she finally reached quarterfinal at Australian Open, and with that result she completed quarterfinals at all four grand slams. At Indian Wells Open, she played in final, where she and Siniaková lose from Elise Mertens-Aryna Sabalenka. In Miami, she had less success, losing in first round. Clay season started well, with quarterfinal of Madrid Open and semifinal at Italian Open, but lost in first round of French Open. Wimbledon was successful for Barbora, reaching semifinal, where she and Siniaková, lost from Gabriela Dabrowski-Xu Yifan. At the Rogers Cup, she finally win her first Premier 5/Premier Mandatory title. Together with Siniaková, they defeated Anna-Lena Grönefeld-Demi Schuurs in final in straight-sets. At Cincinnati Open, she reached quarterfinal. Barbora planned to play in doubles, but during second round match in qualification against Asia Muhammad, Krej?íková was forced to retire, so she missed doubles. In October, she won title at Linz Open. For the second year in row, Krej?íková played at WTA Finals, again with Siniaková, but they didn't pass the group stage, winning only one match and faced with two loses.
Season of 2020, is year where Barbora progress at grand slams in singles. For the first time in her career, she qualify for the main-draw of Australian Open, but also made her first win. At the French Open, she even went two steps forward, and get to round of 16. In round of 16, she played against qualifier Nadia Podoroska, but lose great opportunity to play her first singles grand-slam quarterfinal.
Season started really well, with title in Shenzhen. There, together with Siniaková, they defeated Chinese combination Yingying Duan-Saisai Zheng in three sets. After that, she played at Australian Open, where with her semifinal result, she completed semifinals at all four grand-slams. In Dubai, together with Saisai Zheng, lose from Hsieh Su-wei-Barbora Strýcová. In Doha, again with Siniaková, she reached semifinal, just like semifinal of Prague Open. At French Open, Krej?íková and Siniaková, lose their chance to made another grand-slam final, losing in semifinal from defending champions Babos-Mladenovic.
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||Q2||Q3||Q2||Q3||Q2||2R||0 / 1||1-1||50%|
|French Open||A||Q2||A||A||1R||Q1||4R||0 / 2||3-2||60%|
|Wimbledon||A||Q1||Q1||Q2||A||A||NH||0 / 0||0-0||-|
|US Open||Q3||Q1||A||Q1||Q1||Q2||A||0 / 0||0-0||-|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-0||0-1||0-0||4-2||0 / 3||4-3||57%|
|Grand Slam tournaments|
|Australian Open||A||A||2R||2R||3R||QF||SF||0 / 5||11-5||69%|
|French Open||A||1R||SF||3R||W||1R||SF||1 / 6||16-5||76%|
|Wimbledon||A||A||1R||1R||W||SF||NH||1 / 4||10-3||77%|
|US Open||A||A||QF||3R||SF||A||A||0 / 3||9-3||75%|
|Win-Loss||0-0||0-1||8-4||5-4||18-2||7-2||8-2||2 / 18||46-16||74%|
|Titles||0||1||0||0||2||2||1||Career total: 6|
|Finals||1||1||1||1||5||3||2||Career total: 14|
|Win||2018||French Open||Clay||Kate?ina Siniaková|| Eri Hozumi
|Win||2018||Wimbledon||Grass||Kate?ina Siniaková|| Nicole Melichar
|6-4, 4-6, 6-0|
|Win||2019||Australian Open||Hard||Rajeev Ram|| Astra Sharma
|Win||2020||Australian Open (2)||Hard||Nikola Mekti?|| Bethanie Mattek-Sands
|5-7, 6-4, [10-1]|
|Loss||2018||WTA Finals, Singapore||Hard (i)||Kate?ina Siniaková|| Tímea Babos