When asked to deliver a victory speech, the reigning Roland Garros singles champion also used the opportunity to speak out against communism. Flanked by her doubles partner Siniakova and the Czech-born Martina Navratilova, Krejcikova touched on how life had improved for the people of the Czech republic since the fall of communism in 1989.
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Furthermore, Krejcikova added that people like Navratilova were forced to flee their homes and nation because they disagreed with the communist regulation, causing Navratilova to openly shed a few tears.
Krejcikova's message seemed to be indirectly aimed at the Chinese Communist Party, which many believe are responsible for the disappearance of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai. The 35-year old has not been seen or heard from since she accused retired Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli of sexually assaulting her in his home three years ago. Shuai posted the allegations to her Weibo social media account, which is regulated by the Chinese government. The message was deleted almost an hour after it was posted, and Shuai has not been heard from since.