Iga Swiatek defeated 18-year-old Coco Gauff at 6-1, 6-3 in the French Open final this year. With this victory, Swiatek achieved a victory streak in 35 matches in the year 2022.
Poland’s player Swiatek required an hour and 8 minutes to overcome first-time Grand Slam single finalist Coco Gauff. She won her maiden Grand Slam title at Roland Garros two years back as a teenager. This was Swiatek’s second French Open title as the World No. 1, winning 35 matches in a row. She shares the same record of the winning streak as Venus Williams. Venus Williams achieved this in the year 2000.
Iga Swiatek turned just 21 on this Tuesday and is the fourth-youngest player to win more than once in Paris. Monica Seles, Stefanie Graf and Chris Evert were the only younger ones who achieved this. Swiatek is the youngest woman who won a lot of majors since Maria Sharapova won the second Grand Slam title at 19 at the 2006 US Open.
How Iga Swiatek reached the finale?
First round: Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) 6-2 6-0
Second round: Alison Riske (United States) 6-0 6-2
Third round: Danka Kovinic (Montenegro) 6-3 7-5
Fourth round: Zheng Qinwen (China) 6-7(5) 6-0 6-2
Quarter-finals: Jessica Pegula (United States) 6-3 6-2
Semi-finals: Daria Kasatkina (Russia) 6-2 6-1
Swiatek started the competition right away by breaking Gauff in the first play of the match. In Gauff’s second serve, the teenager had trouble keeping the serve, but after a three-man serve, Swiatek had the advantage and Gauff made a clear mistake to give Swiatek a 3-0-point lead. . She broke Gauff for the third time to take a 5-1-point lead, then kept serve to win the first set 6-1. The match was on her way to 2-0. However, Swiatek regrouped, looking for a return to the pound to return. track and in a row win the next five matches. Gauff overcame a tough match in 5-3 place, forcing Swiatek to serve for the championship, but world No. 1 was up to the task, as she did all season. At the first championship point, Gauff made a long return, and Swiatek claimed his second Grand Slam trophy.