04 - 12 June 2022
Autotron 's-Hertogenbosch

04 - 12 June 2022 | Autotron 's-Hertogenbosch

Libéma Open Stories #3: Michaëlla Krajicek

09/06/20, 17:05

Due to the Corona pandemic Libéma Open 2020 was postponed to 5-13 June 2021. This week, the week the tournament would have taken place at the beautiful grass courts of the Autotron ‘s-Hertogenbosch, we look back at some of the players’ greatest, funniest, most emotional and most successful moments during the tournament.

This time we interview the only Dutch winner of the singles tournament: Michaëlla Krajicek.

The centre court of Libéma Open is special to Michaëlla Krajicek. Once, as a teenager, she fainted when playing on centre court, but two years later she experienced the highlight of her career as a 17-year-old.

She won the challenging WTA tournament in 2006 and she is the only Dutch winner of the singles tournament to date.

Twofold winner and Krajicek’s half brother Richard presented the trophy. ‘I thought it was very cool to receive the trophy from Richard during the prizegiving ceremony.’

Shortly after she flew to London in a private jet with Mario Ancic. It were special times for young Krajicek, who still keeps a personal gift of the tournament’s director in a special place.

You will see this special gift in this video interview when Krajicek looks back on her experiences in ‘s-Hertogenbosch.

If you don’t see the subtitles, select the subtitles via this button () in the YouTube video.