Krejcikova & Siniakova To End Their Successful Doubles Partnership

Krejcikova & Siniakova To End Their Successful Doubles Partnership

by Sebastian Dahlman

One of the best doubles partnerships of the last few years has come to an end, as Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova are not going to play together anymore.

Quite a story is emerging from the Billie Jean King Cup Finals in Seville as Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova announced that they're ending their doubles partnerships. Teams splitting is nothing new in tennis because, as we've seen it often, but successful teams breaking up doesn't happen that often.

Siniakova and Krejcikova are some of the best doubles pairings in the last few years, having achieved a lot together. They were number one in doubles at one point; they won seven Grand Slam trophies together, 14 trophies overall.

They also won gold for the Czech Republic in doubles at the most recent Olympic Games, which only adds to the really long list of accomplishments. That's what makes this so interesting because pairings like these don't really split up for no reason.

Both addressed the decision, with Krejcikova admitting that it was initiated by Siniakova, to which she agreed after a lot of talk. They are splitting on good terms and wouldn't rule out playing together in the future.

"We talked about it a lot. We discussed it a lot. It’s her decision and I respect it."

Krejcikova on the split

Siniakova further explained that she wanted to try something new, believing that a change could do both well. They didn't really play all that well lately, losing a crucial tie against Canada in the Billie Jean King Cup. They also couldn't do much at the recent WTA Finals.

"We’ve agreed not to play together from next season. I wanted a little bit of a change. I think a break could do us good. I don’t rule out that we may play together again. Maybe we’ll be even stronger."

Siniakova on the split


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