Hana Mandlikova was the last Czech Republic player to win the French Open title, in 1981.
Barbora, who received the trophy from Czech-born legend Martina Navratilova, is the third unseeded player in the last five years win the Roland Garros title, after Latvian Jelena Ostapenko in 2017 and Poland’s Iga Swiatek, who clinched it last year.
The 25-year-old Barbora, who has won two Grand Slam women’s doubles and three mixed doubles titles and was ranked the No.1 doubles player in 2018, had an easy first set. She dropped serve in the opening game of the contest before racing to take the next six games and claim a one-set lead inside 30 minutes.
Anastasia jumped into contention, opening up a 5-1 lead in the second set before closing it at 6-2.
But after two contrasting sets, Barbora found the perfect rhythm in the decider at 3-3. It helped that Anastasia was struggling with a leg injury, which necessitated a medical timeout in the second set.
Barbora could make a clean sweep of the titles…