World no.1, Iga Świątek gained victory over American tennis player, Coco Gauff 6-1 6-3 to claim her 2nd French Open title in three year. The Pole’s game consisted a blend of power, poise and precision on the clay was too much to handle for Gauff.
Świątek raced through the opening set and crumpled Gauff’s brief resistance in the 2nd set. Her ruthless performance helped her become the 4th player this century to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup on multiple occasions.
🏆 INVINCIBLE IGA 🏆
— wta (@WTA) June 4, 2022
After her win, hearing Poland’s national anthem made Iga emotional. At the post- match interview she said, “I want to thank my team. Oh my god! Without you I wouldn’t be here. I’m glad every piece is coming together. Thank you for the full support, no matter what, all the time. Also to my dad! I wouldn’t be in the world without you. My sister who is at home. Everyone who is in the box. Thank you!”
She added, “Two years ago this was something amazing. This time I’ve worked hard, and did everything to get here. Thank you to the fans for coming. All the Polish flags! Good to have you all here. Thank you tournament director, FFT, it is always a pleasure to come back, there is extra motivation.”
“To Ukraine, stay strong. The world is still there. (crowd applauds) Since my first speech in Doha, I thought the situation will get better. But it’s still there…. I hope to be back next year!”
Records broken by Iga Świątek while winning the French Open title
While playing for her 2nd French Open title, and winning it, Iga Świątek broke several records. Five records which are broken by the Pole are listed below:-
- Iga Świątek has won 35 straight matches, since her round of 16 loss at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships in February, 2022. By beating Coco Gauff in the Roland Garros final, she now has the joint-longest streak of this century, equalling Venus Williams’ record of 35 straight wins set in 2000. She has also steered clear of Serena Williams, who won 34 straight matches in 2013.
- Świątek has become the 6th player to win her first two finals at Roland Garros in the Open Era after Margaret Court, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Justine Henin, and Serena Williams.
- The 21-year old is the 5th top seed to win the French Open in 25 years.
- Iga now is the youngest woman to win multiple Grand Slams since Maria Sharapova in 2006.
- Świątek remains the only Polish tennis player to have won a Grand Slam singles trophy. The feat which she completed in 2020.