Desirae Krawczyk doubly good at Wimbledon, will play for another Slam title
Desirae Krawczyk is too good, or maybe that should be "two good."
Krawczyk, the Palm Desert High grad, is having a doubly impressive fortnight at Wimbledon right now.
With a pair of wins on Wednesday, Krawczyk has remarkably advanced to not only the mixed-doubles final but also the women's doubles semifinal. She and partner Neal Kupski are the defending champions in mixed doubles.
If she were to win both, she would be the first person to win two titles at the same Wimbledon since Serena Williams won singles and doubles in 2016. In 2015, Martina Hingis was the last person to win the women's doubles-mixed doubles combo at Wimbledon.
This continues a remarkable trend for Krawczyk. She won three major titles in 2021, capturing the French Open and U.S. Open with partner Joe Salisbury and Wimbledon with Skupski. In doing so, she became the first player to win three mixed-doubles slams in the same year since Martina Hingis and Leander Paes did it in 2015. She also made the 2020 French Open women's doubles final with Alexa Gaurachi.
So if you add them all together, Krawczyk has been in a championship match at five of the last nine Grand Slams.
On a busy Wednesday, Krawczyk and women's doubles partner Danielle Collins pulled out a three-set quarterfinal win over Erin Routliffe and Alicja Rosolska 6-1, 6-7, 6-3 to advance to Friday's semifinal. On Friday, the American pair, playing together for the first time, will face the No. 1 seeds Elise Mertens and Zhang Shuai,
Then, after an hour break to get her legs back, she and mixed-doubles partner Neal Skupski pulled out their semifinal match over Sania Mirza and Mate Pavic 4-6, 7-5, 6-4.
Combining both matches, Krawczyk spent 4 hours and 17 minutes on the court.
The Krawczyk-Skukspi duo will go for back-to-back Wimbledon titles on Thursday at 8 a.m. local time against Australian duo Matthew Ebden and the veteran Samantha Stosur.
This article originally appeared on Palm Springs Desert Sun: Wimbledon: Desirae Krawczyk will play for another Slam title