Roland-Garros 2022: Iga Swiatek beats Coco Gauff to clinch the title in ladies’s singles

To cap off her flawless season on clay, world No. 1 Iga Swiatek clinched the French Open singles title after beating high seeded No. 18 Coco Gauff 6-1, 6-Three within the ultimate, right here Saturday.

Two years in the past, Swiatek shocked the sector by profitable her first Roland Garros title as an unseeded teenager. This time, the Polish star claimed his second French Open title by profitable a staggering 35th consecutive match, tying Venus Williams for the most effective profitable streak of this century.

Venus’ historic 35-game profitable streak got here in 2000. If Swiatek manages to win her subsequent sport, she’s going to single-handedly maintain the most effective profitable streak of the century and equal Monica Seles’ 36-game profitable streak from 1990. One other win after that might equal Martina Hingis’ 37-game profitable streak since 1997.

Swiatek additionally turns into the tenth lady to win a number of singles titles at Roland Garros within the Open period (since 1968). Having simply turned 21 on Tuesday, Swiatek is the fourth youngest participant to have triumphed greater than as soon as in Paris – solely Monica Seles, Stefanie Graf and Chris Evert have been youthful once they did so.

French Open 2022: Iga Swiatek overcomes Coco Gauff to win the women's singles title.
French Open 2022: Iga Swiatek overcomes Coco Gauff to win the ladies’s singles title.IANS

She can be the youngest lady to win a number of majors since Maria Sharapova gained her second Grand Slam title aged 19 on the 2006 US Open.

Swiatek’s newest triumph is his sixth title of the yr, all in a row throughout his profitable streak (after Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart and Rome). She is the primary participant to win six titles in a row since Justine Henin in 2007 and 2008.

However, Gauff, the third-youngest participant to achieve a Grand Slam singles ultimate this century at 18 years and 84 days previous, put in a valiant effort in her first grand ultimate, racking up sufficient matches to surpass that common. . Nonetheless, Swiatek was too powerful at key moments, changing 5 of 10 break factors and claiming 60% of the factors on Gauff’s second serve.

Swiatek opened the sport after a protracted third sport when she transformed her fifth break level to take a 3-Zero double lead. At 5-1, an emotional backhand return pressured Gauff into an error, giving Swiatek his third break of the day and a one-set lead.

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Gauff created some intrigue right away within the second set, drawing errors from the highest seed as she earned her solely break of the sport en path to 2-0. Nonetheless, Swiatek regrouped, discovering sterling comebacks to get again on monitor and win the following 5 video games in succession.

Gauff pulled off a troublesome maintain for 5-3, forcing Swiatek to serve for the Championship, however the world No. 1 was as much as the duty, as she has been all season. On his first championship level, Gauff despatched a protracted return of serve, and Swiatek grabbed his second main trophy.

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