Following Wednesday's straight sets win over American teenager Coco Gauff on Wednesday, a result that booked a place in the semi-finals of the French Open, Barbora Krejcikova was asked what her fellow countrywoman and former mentor, the late Jana Novotna, would have made of her performance at Roland Garros. "I think she would just tell me that she's very proud," Krejcikova said. "She would be just extremely happy. She would just be jumping and screaming. That's how I remember. That's actually what she was doing when I played ITFs and I won ITFs. I guess maybe it would be even bigger right now." Former Wimbledon champion Novotna, who did in 2017, was a key influence in Krejcikova's career. "I always think about her," Krejcikova added. "Every time I go on court, I step out of the court, I always think about her. I'm always wondering what she would tell me after such a run."