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Krejcikova wins 1st Grand Slam title in Paris

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By SAMUEL PETREQUIN

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Thanks to Naomi Osaka's withdrew..

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And Krejcikova was stellar in her post-match press conference!

https://www.espn.com/tennis/story/_/id/31618446/unseeded-barbora-krejcikova-wins-french-open-women-title

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Thanks to Naomi Osaka's withdrew..

Osaka was never that good on clay. Deal with it.

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Same for Krejcikova, who spoke frankly about feeling overwhelmed by stress before facing 2017 U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens in the fourth round. Krejcikova worried she wouldn’t win a game and was in tears until her sports psychologist talked her through it.

Mental aspect of the game at this level must be tremendous.

Good thing she didn't quit.

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All people who compete professionally in a sport feel stress. That's why we competed (I compete as a professional), to get ourselves to the point to be in that stressful position to win.

That's the whole point of competing.

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Congratulations to Grand Slam winner Barbora Krejcikova and to challenger and runner-up Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova. Well played.

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Kentarougaijin

yes, and?

Did she make Osaka withdraw? No?

Then okay, she was lucky and she made best of the circumstances. As Czech myself I am proud of her.

And btw there was no guarantee that Osaka would win anyway. She said herself that clay doesn't work for her yet...

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All people who compete professionally in a sport feel stress. 

Agree.

But I think amateurs who compete at a high level suffer far more stress

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Now Krejcikova is the sixth consecutive first-time Grand Slam champion to collect the women's championship at Roland Garros

6th consecutive 1st-time GS winner - the French Open is pretty much a wildcard at this point; ya don't know who can win the whole thang

Krejcikova worried she wouldn’t win a game and was in tears until her sports psychologist talked her through it.

It's a wise decision having a psychologist to maintain a mental edge

The top players nowadays are so close, any slight edge could be the difference between winning and losing

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