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Iga Swiatek Clinches 2nd French Open Title

by Kolkata Today

Top seed Iga Swiatek claimed her second Roland-Garros title in three years with a dominant 6-1, 6-3 victory over American teenager Coco Gauff, extending her mind-blowing winning streak to 35 matches.

Swiatek has now won her last nine consecutive finals in straight sets and is the first woman since Justine Henin in 2007/2008 to clinch six titles in a row.

The 21-year-old has been unstoppable since February and has now matched Venus Williams’ streak of 35 straight match-wins, which is the longest unbeaten run in women’s tennis this century.

She is also just the 10th woman to win multiple Roland-Garros titles in the Open Era.
Swiatek started strong, going up a double-break 4-0 in under 20 minutes. Gauff avoided the bagel, holding serve in game five but the set was over on the 34-minute mark as the Pole claimed a third break to take a commanding lead.
A couple of uncharacteristic backhand errors from Swiatek in the first game of the second set gave Gauff an opening and the 18-year-old got her first break of serve of the match when her opponent sent an inside-out forehand wide.
The No.18 seed managed to consolidate for 2-0 but Swiatek retaliated and they were soon on level terms.

An aggressive Swiatek grabbed a fifth game in a row to sail ahead 5-2 as the match clock hit the one-hour mark.
Gauff stopped the bleeding to hold for 3-5 and force Swiatek to serve out the contest.
The world No.1 took on the challenge with gusto and scooped her second Grand Slam title on her first championship point.

When Iga Swiatek first lifted the Coupe Suzanne-Lenglen in October 2020, another of Poland’s finest, Bayern Munich forward Robert Lewandowski, congratulated her on Twitter by posting: “What an amazing success, what a great story! Good job Iga!”

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