Czech stars Karolina Muchova and Barbora Krejcikova are eyeing grass court returns

Muchova has not played yet this year, and Krejcikova has been out since February
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Karolina Muchova and Barbora Krejcikova are two of the Czech Republic's WTA stars who have been sidelined for an extended period. Muchova, the 2023 French Open finalist, sustained a wrist injury late last year that required surgery in February 2024. Krejcikova, whose name came up often at the 2024 French Open as Coco Gauff was attempting to do what she did in 2021, winning both the singles and doubles titles, has not played since February due to a back injury and severe flu.

The good news is that both are training on the grass and preparing to play at Wimbledon. Muchova was recently spotted practicing with defending Wimbledon champion and fellow Czech Republic player Marketa Vondrousova.

Krejcikova is making her way back, but we have yet to see her on court. She made a funny video showing fans what she was up to instead of pursuing bagels and breadsticks on the tennis court.

Czech Republic women's tennis is loaded with talent

As these two Czech stars return to the tennis court, it is worth noting that the Czech Republic female tennis team is so loaded with talent that they have to be considered a frontrunner for Olympic gold. Vondrousova, Krejcikova, Linda Noskova, and Krejcikova's former doubles partner Katerina Siniakova are the top four players with Muchova, Marie Bouzkova, and Karolina Pliskova not far behind. All seven players are ranked in the Top 50.

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Krejcikova and Siniakova are one of the most successful doubles teams in WTA history winning the WTA Tour Finals, all of the Grand Slams (at least one time), and Olympic gold together. Their split last November was prompted by Siniakova who has proven that she can find success elsewhere as the reigning French Open doubles champion with Coco Gauff. Will Krejcikova, 28, and Siniakova, 27, who played together since their teen years appear together on the court in the Olympics? Krejcikova's health and the status of their relationship could be factors, but the pursuit of another Olympic gold medal could outweigh everything else.

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