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Barbora Krej?íková
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Krej?íková at the 2018 French Open
Country (sports) Czech Republic
ResidenceIvan?ice, Czech Republic
Born (1995-12-18) 18 December 1995 (age 25)
Brno, Czech Republic
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
PlaysRight-handed (two-handed backhand)
CoachPetr Kova?ka[1]; Ale? Kartus
Prize moneyUS$ 3,585,129
Career record286-163 (63.7%)
Career titles2
Highest rankingNo. 33 (31 May 2021)
Current rankingNo. 33 (31 May 2021)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open2R (2020, 2021)
French OpenW (2021)
WimbledonQ2 (2017)
US OpenQ3 (2014)
Career record267-114 (70.1%)
Career titles8
Highest rankingNo. 1 (22 October 2018)
Current rankingNo. 7 (12 October 2020)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian OpenF (2021)
French OpenW (2018)
WimbledonW (2018)
US OpenSF (2018)
Mixed doubles
Career titles3
Grand Slam Mixed Doubles results
Australian OpenW (2019, 2020, 2021)
French OpenQF (2021)
Wimbledon3R (2017)
US OpenQF (2016)
Team competitions
Fed CupW (2018), record 1-1
Last updated on: 3 June 2021.

Barbora Krej?íková (Czech pronunciation: ['barbora 'kr?jt?i:kova:]; born 18 December 1995) is a Czech professional tennis player. She has a career-high singles ranking of world No. 33, reached on 31 May 2021, and on 22 October 2018, she became world No. 1 in the WTA doubles rankings.

Krej?íková is a six-time Grand Slam champion, having won the women's doubles titles at the 2018 French Open and 2018 Wimbledon, the mixed doubles titles at the Australian Open in 2019, 2020, and 2021, and the singles title at the 2021 French Open.

Personal life and background

Krej?íková started playing tennis aged 6. She later was coached and mentored by Jana Novotná.[2]


Junior years

Krej?íková was ranked junior world No. 3 in October 2013.[3] In that year, she won the girls' doubles titles at the French Open, at Wimbledon and the US Open with fellow Czech Kate?ina Siniaková. Alongside Oleksandra Korashvili from Ukraine, she also reached the final of the Australian Open, falling one match shy of completing the calendar-year Grand Slam. The same year, she also won the European Junior Championship U18 in Klosters, Switzerland in singles and doubles.

Professional career highlights


In October 2020, she reached the fourth round of the French Open tournament, which helped her attain a new best year-end ranking of No. 65 in November.[4]

In March 2021, she made progress to her first singles final of a WTA 1000 tournament at the Dubai Championships, eventually losing to Garbine Muguruza. As a result, she climbed to her career-high of No. 38 in the singles rankings.

In May 2021, she won her first WTA singles title at Strasbourg the day before the 2021 French Open started. Krej?íková went on to win the subsequent French Open, her first grand slam final in singles. As a result she climbed to a career-high of No. 15 in the singles rankings.

Krej?íková has also won 14 singles titles on the ITF Circuit.


Together with compatriot Kate?ina Siniaková, she won the doubles titles at the 2018 French Open and 2018 Wimbledon Championships.[5] With American partner Rajeev Ram, she won the mixed-doubles competition of the 2019 Australian Open. She succeeded in defending her title the following year alongside Nikola Mekti?, and in 2021 again, with Rajeev Ram.

Additionally, Krej?íková has won six more doubles titles on the WTA Tour, one WTA 125K series doubles title, as well as 19 doubles titles on the ITF Circuit.

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 February 2021, she reached her first Australian Open doubles final with Siniaková and won the mixed-doubles event with Rajeev Ram.

In June 2021, she reached the French Open doubles final again with Siniaková.

Professional career review

2014: WTA Tour debut, first WTA final in doubles

Krej?íková made her WTA Tour debut at the Gastein Ladies, where she and partner Kate?ina Siniaková lost in the first round. In singles, her debut was at the Tournoi de Québec, where she qualified for the main draw, and reached the second round, losing to Lucie Hradecká. Also in doubles, she reached the semifinals. At the Luxembourg Open, she reached her first WTA Tour doubles final with Lucie Hradecká. However, they were defeated by Timea Bacsinszky and Kristina Barrois.

2015: First WTA doubles title

Barbora Krej?íková in May 2015

In 2015, Krej?íková didn't progress much in singles. She only played one WTA Tour main-draw event, at the Tournoi de Québec, where she was defeated in the first round. At all four Grand Slam championships, she failed to qualify for the main draw, losing in the first round of Wimbledon and the US Open, and the second round of the Australian Open and French Open.

In doubles, she had more success, reaching the semifinals at the Diamond Games, debuting in the main draw of the French Open, and winning her first title at the Tournoi de Québec. In November, she won her first, and so far only, WTA 125K title at the Open de Limoges, partnering with Mandy Minella.

2016: Breakthrough in doubles, French Open semifinal, top 30 in doubles

Barbora Krej?íková at the 2016 US Open

In singles, Krej?íková mainly played on the ITF Circuit. However, she took part in a few WTA tournaments but fell in qualifying or in early rounds of the main draw. At the Australian Open and Wimbledon, she lost in the first round of qualification; so she did at the Qatar Open.

Krej?íková started the year well in doubles, reaching the semifinals at the Auckland Open. Next, she played for the first time at the Australian Open, reaching the second round. In February, she played her first Premier final in doubles at the St. Petersburg Trophy. At the Qatar Open, she made her first appearance at a Premier 5/Premier Mandatory tournament, where she lost in the second round. Her first breakthrough came at the French Open, where she, with her doubles partner Siniaková, reached the semifinals, 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 Siniaková to Martina Hingis and CoCo Vandeweghe. After that, she was ranked in the top 30 for the first time in her career.

2017: First WTA final in singles

Barbora Krej?íková at the 2017 Wimbledon

In the first few months, Krej?íková had success in singles on the ITF Circuit, but didn't do well on the WTA Tour. She failed in qualification at Taiwan Open and Morocco Open, and failed to reached the main-draw of Australian Open again, losing in the second round of qualification. Then suddenly, in late May, she reached her first WTA singles final at the Nurember Cup, where she played from the qualifying rounds. She lost the final to top seed Kiki Bertens.[6] This result brought her back to the top 150, for the first time since September 2015. In the Grass season, she only played in qualification for Wimbledon, but missed the chance to play in the main-draw. In Bastad, she played in the quarterfinal, where she lost to Caroline Garcia.[7] For the first time, she had the chance to play in the main-draw of Rogers Cup, but lost in the second round of qualification. At US Open, she also didn't have success, losing in the first round of qualification.

Also in doubles, the first few months were not really successful for Krej?íková, reaching only the second round at the Australian Open, and first round of Sydney International, Taiwan Open and Hungarian Ladies Open. During 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 to 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 the doubles final, but missed the chance to win the title. At Rogers Cup, she lost in the second round of the doubles, while at the US Open, she reached the third round in doubles. In October, she played the semifinal doubles at the Kremlin Cup.

2018: French Open and Wimbledon champion, No. 1 in doubles

Together with Siniakova she won the 2018 French Open and Wimbledon

Unlike previous seasons, Krej?íková now had the chance to play, at least, in singles qualifying rounds at more Premier 5/Premier Mandatory events than before. Unfortunately, she failed to qualify for the main draw at Qatar Open, Indian Wells Open, Miami Open and Madrid Open, but finally qualified at the Rogers Cup, where she lost in the first round. At the majors, she also made a little bit of progress, as she finally made it to the main draw of the French Open after qualifying.[8] In the first round of the main draw, she faced sixth seed, Karolína Plí?ková, but lost.[9] At the US Open, once again, she failed to qualify.

This season was so far the most successful doubles season for Krej?íková. She started well, reaching the final at the Shenzhen Open, where she and Siniaková lost to Romanian combination Irina-Camelia Begu/Simona Halep. At the Australian Open, they reached the third round, Siniaková's best result at that tournament. In February, she reached semifinals at the Premier 5 Qatar Open, again with Siniaková. At the Indian Wells Open, they reached the second round. And at the Miami Open, she played her first Premier 5/Mandatory final, but missed the chance to win the title. The clay-court season didn't start so well, reaching only second round of the Madrid Open, and first round of the Italian Open. After that, she won her first major doubles title at the French Open. Together with Siniaková, she defeated Japanese pair Eri Hozumi/Makoto Ninomiya in the final.[10] Grass-court 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 and Nicole Melichar in the final.[11] After Wimbledon, Krej?íková entered top 5 in doubles for the first time in her career. The US Open Series wasn't unsuccessful at all. She didn't do well at Rogers Cup, losing in the second round, but at Cincinnati, she reached the quarterfinals. At the US Open, she was close to reach another Grand Slam final, but was stopped in the semifinal together with Siniaková, by Ashleigh Barty/CoCo Vandeweghe. On 22 October, Krej?íková, together with her doubles partner, Siniaková, became world No. 1 doubles player.[12] For the first time in her career, Krej?íková had the opportunity to play at the WTA Finals, where she had success. In the first round, Siniaková and Krej?íková defeated Peschke/Melichar, then in semifinals, they defeated Andrea Sestini Hlavá?ková/Barbora Strýcová, but lost in the final against Tímea Babos/Kristina Mladenovic. Both, Krej?íková and Siniaková finished the year as world-No.-1 doubles players.[13] At the end of 2018, they received the award for the 2018 Doubles Team.[14]

2019: Rogers Cup doubles title, Wimbledon semifinals in doubles

Krej?íková played singles draws mostly on the ITF Circuit where she had success. On the 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.

In doubles, season started really well for Krej?íková. She played at the Brisbane International, where she reached thesemifinals. After that, she finally reached quarterfinal at the Australian Open, and with that result she completed quarterfinals at all four Grand Slam tournaments. At Indian Wells, she entered the final, where she and Siniaková lost to Elise Mertens/Aryna Sabalenka. In Miami, she had less success, losing in the first round. Clay-court season started well, with a quarterfinal at the Madrid Open and semifinal at the Italian Open, but losing in the first round of the French Open. Wimbledon was successful for Krej?íková, reaching semifinals, where she and Siniaková lost to Gabriela Dabrowski/Xu Yifan.

At the Rogers Cup, she finally won her first Premier 5/Premier Mandatory title. Together with Siniaková, they defeated Anna-Lena Grönefeld/Demi Schuurs in the final, in straight sets. At Cincinnati, she reached quarterfinal. Krej?íková planned to play in doubles, but during her second-round match in qualifying against Asia Muhammad, Krej?íková was forced to retire. In October, she won the title at the Linz Open. For the second year in row, Krej?íková played at the WTA Finals, again with Siniaková, but they didn't pass the group stage, winning only one match.

Krej?íková also played in mixed-doubles competition. At the Australian Open, she and American player Rajeev Ram won the title.[15]

2020: Good Grand Slam performance in singles and doubles

In the COVID-affected 2020 season, Krej?íková finally made progress in singles. For the first time in her career, she qualified for the main draw of the Australian Open, but also got her first win. In mixed doubles, she won a second consecutive title, this time with Nikola Mekti?.[16] At the French Open, she even went two steps forward, and got to the round of 16. There, she played against qualifier Nadia Podoroska, but missed her first singles Grand Slam quarterfinal.[17] Krej?íková followed this up with good performances in Linz where she made the semi finals before losing to Aryna Sabalenka and in Ostrava, she lost to Victoria Azarenka in the round of 16. She ended the year ranked 65.

The season started really well in doubles, with the title in Shenzhen. There, together with Siniaková, they defeated the Chinese combination Duan Yingying-Zheng Saisai 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 Zheng Saisai, she lost in the final to Hsieh Su-wei and Barbora Strýcová. In Doha, again with Siniaková, she reached the semifinals before being defeated by Hsieh and Strýcová once again. After the COVID shutdown, Krej?íková returned to play doubles in August, and reached another semifinal at the Prague Open. She returned with Siniaková to the French Open. Krej?íková and Siniaková had the chance to make another Grand-Slam final, before losing in the semifinals to defending champions Babos/Mladenovic.[18] The 2020 season ended in Ostrava where she and Siniaková made it to the semifinals before Krej?íková had to withdraw.

2021: Breakthrough & first WTA singles title, French Open singles title, top 15 debut

2021 saw Krej?íková make her biggest strides yet when she reached the final of a WTA 1000 event for the first time, losing to Garbiñe Muguruza. She began the year ranked 65 and lost in the second round in Abu Dhabi to Yulia Putinseva before going to Australia. She had two good wins in the WTA 500 Gippsland Trophy, beating Lauren Davis and fourth seed Elena Rybakina before losing to Jennifer Brady in the quarterfinals, who would go on to make the final of the 2021 Australian Open a few weeks later.

While her singles run at the 2021 Australian Open was brief, losing in round two to 29th seed Alexandrova, she and Siniaková made it to the doubles final before losing to eventual champions Mertens/Sabalenka. She won the mixed doubles for the third straight year, her second title with Rajeev Ram.[19]

In the Middle East swing, Krej?íková's most notable result in doubles was making the Doha semifinals with Siniaková before losing to Ostapenko and Niculescu. In singles, Krej?íková's run to the WTA 1000 Dubai final in March saw her beat two Grand Slam champions, Jelena Ostapenko and Svetlana Kuznetsova as well as the 16th seed Maria Sakkari. This great result pushed her up into the top 40 for the first time to a career-high of No. 38 in singles. The final was a little controversial as Krej?íková went for a bathroom break between the first and second set that took over 11 minutes. However, she played well in a tough match but lost to Garbine Muguruza.[20]

At the Madrid Open, Krej?íková and Siniaková won the women's doubles title, beating Demi Schuurs and Gaby Dabrowski in straight sets in the final. This was their biggest title since Wimbledon 2018.[21]

At the Internationaux de Strasbourg, Krej?íková won her maiden women's single title, beating Sorana Cîrstea in the final.[22]

Her best results on clay came at the 2021 French Open where she first reached the quarterfinals in singles, doubles and mixed doubles, having already reached that stage of the women's doubles and mixed doubles events this year at the Australian Open, and later the finals in singles and doubles. She won the title in singles defeating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. In singles, Krejcikova defeated Kristýna Plí?ková, Ekaterina Alexandrova and Elina Svitolina to reach the fourth round for the second consecutive year. She then defeated 2018 finalist Sloane Stephens 6-2, 6-0 in just 67 minutes to reach her first Grand Slam singles quarterfinal.[23] She defeated Coco Gauff in straight sets, after saving five set points,[24] to set up a semifinal with Maria Sakkari, which she won in three sets, saving a match point to secure a spot in her first ever Grand Slam final in only her fifth Grand Slam main draw appearance in singles.[25] In the final, she beat Pavlyuchenkova in three sets to claim her first Grand Slam singles title, becoming just the second Czech champion in the tournament's history, after Hana Mandlíková 40 years earlier. As a result she entered the top 15 in singles for the first time in her career.[26] In women's doubles with Siniaková, they beat the Plí?ková sisters in an all Czech quarterfinal,[27] and Bernarda Pera/Magda Linette in the semi finals to reach their second French Open final, where they will face Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Iga ?wi?tek.[28]

Career statistics

Grand Slam tournament performance timeline

(W) Won; (F) finalist; (SF) semifinalist; (QF) quarterfinalist; (#R) rounds 4, 3, 2, 1; (RR) round-robin stage; (Q#) qualification round; (A) absent; (NH) not held. SR=strike rate (events won/competed)
To avoid confusion and double counting, these charts are updated at the conclusion of a tournament or when the player's participation has ended.


Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L Win%
Australian Open A Q2 Q3 Q2 Q3 Q2 2R 2R 0 / 2 2-2 50%
French Open A Q2 A A 1R Q1 4R W 1 / 3 10-2 83%
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 8-1 1 / 5 12-4 75%
Career statistics
Titles 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 Career total: 2
Finals 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 Career total: 4
Year-end ranking 188 187 250 126 203 135 65 $3,585,129


Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L Win%
Australian Open A A 2R 2R 3R QF SF F 0 / 6 16-6 73%
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 7-3 8-2 5-1 2 / 19 51-17 75%
Career statistics
Titles 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 2 Career total: 8
Finals 1 1 1 1 5 3 2 4 Career total: 18
Year-end ranking 121 87 32 54 1 13 7

Mixed doubles

Tournament 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 SR W-L Win%
Australian Open   A A A 1R A W W W 3 / 4 15-1 94%
French Open A A A 1R A A NH QF 0 / 2 1-2 33%
Wimbledon A A 2R 3R A A NH 0 / 1 2-2 50%
US Open A A QF A A A NH 0 / 1 2-1 67%
Win-Loss 3-2 1-3 0-0 5-0 5-0 6-1 3 / 9 20-6 77%

Grand Slam finals

Singles: 1 (1 title)

Result Year Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Win 2021 French Open Clay Russia Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4

Doubles: 4 (2 titles, 1 runner-up, 1 pending)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2018 French Open Clay Czech Republic Kate?ina Siniaková Japan Eri Hozumi
Japan Makoto Ninomiya
6-3, 6-3
Win 2018 Wimbledon Grass Czech Republic Kate?ina Siniaková United States Nicole Melichar
Czech Republic Kv?ta Peschke
6-4, 4-6, 6-0
Loss 2021 Australian Open Hard Czech Republic Kate?ina Siniaková Belgium Elise Mertens
Belarus Aryna Sabalenka
2-6, 3-6
Pending 2021 French Open Clay Czech Republic Kate?ina Siniaková United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
Poland Iga ?wi?tek

Mixed doubles: 3 (3 titles)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win 2019 Australian Open Hard United States Rajeev Ram Australia Astra Sharma
Australia John-Patrick Smith
7-6(7-3), 6-1
Win 2020 Australian Open (2) Hard Croatia Nikola Mekti? United States Bethanie Mattek-Sands
United Kingdom Jamie Murray
5-7, 6-4, [10-1]
Win 2021 Australian Open (3) Hard United States Rajeev Ram Australia Samantha Stosur
Australia Matthew Ebden
6-1, 6-4

Year-end championships finals

Doubles: 1 (runner-up)

Result Year Tournament Surface Partner Opponents Score
Loss 2018 WTA Finals, Singapore Hard (i) Czech Republic Kate?ina Siniaková Hungary Tímea Babos
France Kristina Mladenovic
4-6, 5-7


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