Swaitek bags second Roland Garros title

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World number one, Iga Swiatek of Poland, has won her second French Open title in Paris. Swiatek defeated American 18th seed, Coco Gauff in straight sets in the women’s final at Roland Garros.
Top seeded Swiatek started like a house on fire.The Pole completely dominated the 18-year old American, and broke the serve of a nervous-looking Gauff twice in the opening set. Around half an hour after the start of the match, Swiatek bagged the set 6-1.But Gauff wasn’t going to go down without a fight.
She took control of the second set early, by breaking the Swiatek serve in the first game. Although Gauff seemed to play with a bit more freedom, the Pole broke back in the fourth game to level matters at 2-all.
It was clear that Swiatek was back in charge of matters again, as she secured another service break in the sixth game, and held her own to take a 5-2 lead.Although Gauff then held her serve, Swiatek had already done enough to secure the victory.

Another clay court victory

The Pole bagged the set 6-3 and sealed the deal in an hour and eight minutes to clinch her second Roland Garros title in three years, extending her winning streak with to 35 matches.

“Two years ago, winning this title was something amazing. I wouldn’t ever expect it. But this time I feel like I worked hard and did everything to get here, even though it was pretty tough, the pressure was big. So thank you, fans for all your support”, says Swaitek.

An emotional Gauff, who played in her maiden Grand Slam final, thanked her team for their support.

“I like to thank my team. I’m sorry I wasn’t able to get this one today. But thank you for always supporting me and hopefully this is the first final of many. I really appreciate you guys a lot. You really helped me so much this year”, says Gauff.

Swiatek becomes only the tenth woman to win multiple Roland Garros singles titles in the Open Era. At 21-years of age, she is also the fourth-youngest player to triumph more than once in Paris. Only Monica Seles, Steffi Graf and Chris Evert were younger when they did so.