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By Alberto Amalfi | Saturday, July 17, 2021


Prague celebrates a homestyle final on Sunday as reigning Roland Garros champion Barbora Krejcikova plays Prague native Tereza Martincova in the WTA's 10th all-Czech final.

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Prague's final Sunday will be a homestyle celebration.

Reigning Roland Garros singles and doubles champion Barbora Krejcikova tore through nine straight games shredding 19-year-old Xinyu Wang 6-1, 6-2 to reach her fourth final of the season, including her third title match in her last four events, at the Livesport Prague Open.

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It's the fifth career final for Krejcikova, who set up an all-Czech championship match vs. Tereza Martincova.

Earlier, eighth-seeded Martincova fended off ninth-seeded Greet Minnen 6-3, 6-4 to make her maiden WTA final.

It's the 10th all-Czech WTA final, including the third time in tournament history two Czechs will square off for the championship. Karolina Pliskova defeated Lucie Hradecka 4-6, 7-5, 6-3 in the 2015 final. Radka Zrubakova topped Katerina Kroupova 6-3, 7-5 in the 1992 Prague title match.

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Neither Martincova nor Krejcikova have dropped a set en route to the final.

The 78th-ranked Martincova has won two of three meetings vs. Krejcikova, but the world No. 13 won their most recent clash at the 2020 Ostrava event. Krejcikova has won 19 of her last 20 matches to raise her 2021 record to 32-9.


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