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Krawczyk Wins Roland Garros Mixed Doubles, Earns First Grand Slam Title

Jun 10, 2021

PARIS - Desirae Krawczyk '16  is officially a Grand Slam Champion after claiming the Roland Garros Mixed Doubles title alongside Joe Salisbury (Memphis '14) Thursday in Paris. This is Krawczyk's first Slam crown and one-up's last year's performance where her and women's doubles teammate Alexa Guarachi were the runners-up to Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic. The 27-year-old Krawczyk now has 13 professional doubles titles to her name, this being her third of 2021 and first ever mixed-doubles crown.
Championship Scoring/Stats
Roland Garros Release
Krawczyk/Salisbury Championships run
First round: 6-4, 6-3 vs. BrunoSoares/YiFanXu
Quarterfinal: 6-2, 7-6 (3) vs. RobertFarah/DarijaJurak
Semi: walkover vs. Juan-SebastianCabal/GiulianaOlmos
Championship: 2-6, 6-4, 10-5 vs. AslanKaratsev/ElenaVesnina



Krawczyk/Salisbury won 2-6, 6-4, 10-5 over Elena Vesnina/Aslan Karatsev. The match started with Vesnina/Karatsev going up 3-0 on Krawczyk/Salusbury before Krawczyk's tandem took games four and six in the opening set. The tides then started to turn and the pairs traded games in the middle frame before Krawczyk's side took the final three games to tie things at two sets a piece.
The tiebreak was all Krawczyk/Salisburg. The pair went up 4-0 before conceding paint, then responded with two more points to go up 6-1. Their opponents fired back with two 100+ mph aces and a third-consecutive point to get to 4-6, but the winners took four of the final five points to claim their crown.