“I didn’t expect this,” Salisbury said, after becoming the first Briton to win a title on the clay of Roland-Garros since John Lloyd triumphed in the same event with Australian Wendy Turnbull in 1982.
“They killed us in the first set, and I think that it was a combination of us getting better, then they dropped their level a bit."
Krawczyk, who made the women's doubles final last year in Paris, has picked up her first Grand Slam winner's trophy, while Salisbury added a second major to his resume after clinching the 2020 Australian Open men's doubles title alongside Rajeev Ram.
“All week I think we have just gone into it kind of relaxed, enjoying ourselves and seeing what happens,” said Salisbury. “We have come out with a Grand Slam title.”
The pair won’t be playing at Wimbledon together.
“He ditched me,” joked Krawczyk.
“A couple months ago I said that I was probably going to play with a Brit for Wimbledon,” said Salisbury, adding he will be partnering with Harriet Dart at the All England Club. “I thought it would be good to have an all-British partnership for Wimbledon. So unfortunately I ditched her for that. But I'm sure we'll team back up again after.”