World No.1 Iga Swiatek wins her 3rd title

World No.1 Iga Swiatek wins her 3rd title

World No.1 Iga Swiatek won Roland-Garros for the third time, beating Czech Karolina Muchova (43rd) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in the final on Saturday.

The 22-year-old Polish, already a winner in Paris in 2020 and 2022, thus won her fourth Grand Slam title, also with the US Open 2022.

Big surprise of the fortnight, Muchova, 43rd in the world before the tournament, played her first final in a major tournament at the age of 26.

Swiatek has never been beaten in a Grand Slam final, although she was pushed to her limits by the Czech player.

She will consolidate her place as world No.1 on Monday, which she will occupy for the 63rd week in a row. Swiatek rose to the top of the women’s hierarchy on April 4, 2022 after Ashleigh Barty retired.

She also becomes the youngest player since Monica Seles (1990, 1991, 1992) to retain her title at Roland-Garros.

The Pole is also the third player from the Open era (1968) to win her first four Grand Slam finals, after Monica Seles and Naomi Osaka.

Only Serena Williams was younger when she won her fourth Major, at the 2002 US Open.


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