Born and raised in Rancho Mirage, Desirae Krawczyk is back in action with the 4th see in women's doubles at the BNP Paribas Open.
"It comes back full circle," said Krawczyk. "I use to sneak into the stringers to try and get a view of the players warming up here on the grass field."
Watch an extended interview with Krawczyk below
The Palm Desert alum is coming off a historic year, winning back-to-back Wimbledon titles and earning a career-high in rankings, No. 10 in the world.
"I am 29 and I don’t know how many years I have left, but hopefully a few. I just want to enjoy it and keep getting better every single day and week," said Krawczyk. "I want to win a Slam in women’s doubles, so I’m going for that."
Always enjoy catching up with Rancho Mirage's own @desiraekrawczyk at #BNPParibasOpen 🎾 🌴— Bailey Arredondo (@BaileyKESQ) March 10, 2023
And hey @guguolmos you down for @coachella with Des? And @JLPegula, Stagecoach? When the schedule permits...😂@KESQ @BlakeArthur24 @Tarp1969 pic.twitter.com/JkRWw6t3mP
Krawczyk sat down with News Channel 3 after her first round win and discussed the feeling of playing on home turf, what keeps her motivated, career goals, and who she would bring to Coachella!