Iga Swiatek wins 4th French Open Title

68 minutes is all it took for Iga Swiatek to win her fourth Roland Garros singles title in a (6-2) (6-1) rout of Jasmine Paolini. Swiatek joins Monica Seles and Justine Henin as the third woman in the Open era to win three consecutive French Open titles in a row.

The match began with Swiatek being broken by Paolini in the third game of the match. Down two games to one in the first set, Swiatek turned in up to a sky-high notch, winning ten games in a row to set herself in position to winning another title. For Swiatek, a fifth French Open title did not come easy, surviving a match point against Naomi Osaka in the second round. Swiatek would end up not dropping a single set the rest of the tournament. Although the scoreline for the championship match looked lopsided, Swiatek said it was not as easy as it looked.

Swiatek when talking about the match said

I think looking at the whole situation and the fact that during the finals there is sometimes a lot of pressure, I think it was a really good match. Obviously, I mean I got broken at the beginning, so it wasn’t maybe perfect, but I think the level was pretty high. It wasn’t so easy as the score says. Yeah, I think I played pretty well considering all these facts and the pressure. – Iga Swiatek

Jasmine Paolini about Iga’s level said

Iga is playing unbelievable here; she’s taking the balls early and can defend really well. To play her here is something different. She’s already won four titles at 23 years old; these numbers are not normal. I’ve never played someone with this intensity before in my life…It was the most challenging match I’ve played in my career. – Jasmine Paolini

Paolini will gear up for the women’s doubles final tomorrow with partner Sara Errani where they face Coco Gauff and Katerina Siniakova.

For Swiatek, the gauge will be geared towards the grass of Wimbledon, the lone surface she has yet to win a major on. With a 5th Grand Slam title in her trophy case, the Polish phenom only continues to add to her already potent pedigree.

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