Unseeded Barbora Krejcikova won her first Grand Slam title by beating Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 6-1, 2-6, 6-4 in the French Open final Saturday.
This was only the fifth major tournament in singles for Krejcikova, a 25-year-old from the Czech Republic, said an AP report.
She is the third unseeded women’s champion in the last five years at Roland Garros.
Krejcikova now will try to become the first woman since Mary Pierce in 2000 to win the French Open singles and doubles titles in the same year.
Krejcikova and partner Kateria Siniakova already own two Grand Slam doubles titles and are scheduled to play in the final of that event in Paris on Sunday.
The 31st-seeded Pavlyuchenkova was playing in her first Grand Slam final in the 52nd major tournament of her career.
She was treated for a left leg injury late in the second set Saturday. This was only the second WTA singles title for Krejcikova, but they have come in her past two tournaments.
She won the trophy on clay at Strasbourg, France, last month and is now on a 12-match winning streak.