2 Years After French Open Title, 1 Year After 1st-Round Loss, COVID, Krejcikova Aims to Forget
PARIS (AP) Two years ago at the French Open, Barbora Krejcikova arrived relatively unknown and relatively unaccomplished and left with championships in both singles and doubles, something no woman had done at Roland Garros in more than 20 years.
A year ago at the French Open, Krejcikova came in after three months off because of an elbow injury and her title defense in singles ended with a first-round loss, only the third ever by the previous years champion in more than a half-century of the Open era.
And then her title defense in doubles ended before that event began thanks to a positive test for COVID-19, which hit her so hard she didnt get out of bed for four days.
As Krejcikova prepared to return to action in Paris on Tuesday, facing Lesia Tsurenko at Court 7, this much was clear in her mind: She does not want to dwell on what happened in Paris either of the past two years.
It all happened, but Im definitely not thinking about it anymore, Krejcikova said in an interview with The Associated Press. What happened last year, happened last year. What happened two years ago, happened two years ago. Now Im living in the present and Im here.