Day 14 diary: Krejcikova is the toast of Twitter

 - Alex Sharp

The penultimate day of Roland-Garros 2021 was packed with memories across the grounds in Paris.

Barbora Krejcikova, Roland-Garros 2021, final© Corinne Dubreuil/FFT

Another day on the terre battue, another thrilling collaboration from the world’s finest tennis players.

We’ve reached a fortnight of action at Roland-Garros 2021, here’s some storylines you might have missed on a sizzling Saturday...

Praise all round for Krejcikova

Barbora Krejcikova’s sensational run at Roland-Garros culminated with the 25-year-old lifting the Coupe Suzanne-Lenglen.

Krejcikova, the second Czech women's singles champion in Paris alongside Hana Mandlikova in 1981, wasn’t even in the top 100 nine months ago for Roland-Garros 2020. Now the former doubles world No.1 has stormed to the title in singles play.

Fellow Czech Petra Kvitova kicked off the worthy tributes on Twitter. Keep scrolling for more reaction across social media.

Henin the hero

The saying of ‘never meet your heroes’ doesn’t apply to Krejcikova. During her media duties the 25-year-old got to meet her childhood idol Justine Henin earlier this week, who is currently a pundit on TV.

Having the chance to chat to the Belgian, champion on Court Philippe-Chatrier in 2003 and 2005-07, was clearly a massive moment for Krejcikova.

As soon as Henin’s name was mentioned during the on-court trophy presentation, you could see the pure joy etched across the Czech’s face. It’s a heart-warming moment you can watch below.

The ultimate mid-match pick-me-up

We’ve seen all players dip into the snacks stash during a match and Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova is no exception.

Her snack of choice though was a unique one as she tucked into some Haribo during her final against Krejcikova - a move that gained the seal of approval from Judy Murray.

“One of the best sources of instant energy. When I tell parents of young players, they don’t believe me. Jamie and Andy always had Haribo in their kit bags at junior events,” tweeted the Scot.

It’s official, sweets fuel Grand Slam champions.

About last night

If you didn’t watch ‘Rafole 58,’ what on earth were you doing? Novak Djokovic prevailed in a modern classic to book his ticket into Sunday’s final with Stefanos Tsitsipas.

The world No.1 picked out this comical tweet from a fan, indicating his wife Jelena might have struggled with the emotional rollercoaster from court-side on Friday night.

Meanwhile Jelena agreed with another tweet that her husband’s "mental strength" should be on the syllabus at one of the most prestigious academic institutions in the world, Oxford University.

Pretty much the entire men's field would love to draw upon the Serbian’s giant reservoir of mental reserves.