Roland Garros | Iga Swiatek wins the second title

Nothing stops Iga Swiatek. Not even a finalist at Roland-Garros.

Posted at 10:24 AM

Jean Francois Teutonio

Jean Francois Teutonio
Journalism

The Poles won the French Open for the second time on Saturday. She made short work of American Cory Gauff in straight sets 6-1, 6-3.

  • Iga Swiatek accepts the Suzanne-Lenglen Cup

    Photo by Yves Hermann, Reuters

    Iga Swiatek accepts the Suzanne-Lenglen Cup

  • Coco Gauff and her ultimate trophy

    PHOTO MICHEL EULER, Associated Press

    Coco Gauff and her ultimate trophy

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“When I won the championship two years ago, it was unbelievable, remember the champion on the field after the match, the trophy in hand. I wasn’t expecting it. But this year, I worked hard and did everything in my power to be here. It was hard, the pressure was great. . »

It’s 35e Straight win for Swiatek. The 21-year-old equals the record set by Venus Williams in 2000.

The young American in front of her did not fail to emphasize this achievement after the confrontation.

“What she’s done in recent months has been exceptional,” Coco Gauff emphasized, addressing her opponent with sad eyes, but with a smile on her face. You totally deserve it. I hope we can compete in another final. And maybe you win one, one of these days!”

accelerated

Iga Swiatek’s complete dominance of the ring began this past February. And it doesn’t look ready to fade at the beginning of June.

The pole got in on the demolition work right from the start, breaking the American in its first service game. Gauff then put in a good fight to try to stop Swiatek flying away with a 3-0 lead in the first set, but still ceded the second half.

The 18-year-old was satisfied with just one game in the first set, and snatched it up to make it 4-1. His opponent did not want to share more of the cake. Gauff broke for the third time to win 6-1 in 32 minutes.

But Corey Gauff didn’t make the final at Roland Garros for nothing. She found new energy in the second set, and broke Swiatek at first. Then solidified.

Photo Gonzalo Fuentes, Reuters

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Then, in the time it took to pronounce “Iga”, the Poles met again with a score of 2-2. Then she headed to a break to lead 4-2. I put balls deep into the field, out of Gauff’s reach, with amazing accuracy and speed. We imagine it stressful for Americans.

From that moment on, the outcome of the match was no longer in doubt. Even Coco Gauff, who still had everything to play for on paper, looked a little nervous. Because not even her best shots could match the world’s number one stifling brilliance. The latter confirmed its victory by winning 6-3 in the second set.

PHOTO ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT, AFP

Cori Gauff congratulated Iga Swiatek at the end of the match.

It was the third win in as many matches for Swatic ahead of Gauff. The two players did not talk about each other until after the meeting.

“I just asked Coco not to cry, and that’s exactly what I’m doing now,” the champ teased as she took to the stage.

And she continued, “I want to congratulate you.” You do an excellent job I see every month. You are progressing all the time. At your age, this was my first year in the ring and I had no idea what I was doing. You will find your place, I have no doubts. »



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