Iga Swiatek is currently World No. 1 post-retirement of Ash Barty. Swiatek has also achieved an unbelievable record of winning 35 matches at a stretch.
Everything aside, Iga Swiatek has finally lifted the trophy of the French Open for the second time. She defeated Coco Gauff, an American teenage player, with a score of 6-1 and 6-3 on Saturday. This 21-year-old Polish tennis star showed a great display of power, precision, and poise on this clay court after having a shaky start to the match that was tilting in favor of her opponent, Gauff.
Reigning No.1 Iga Swiatek
Polish star, Iga Swiatek, succeeded Ash Barty in the No.1 position in women’s single in tennis and has managed to win 35 matches consecutively. This record was earlier held by Venus Williams in 2000.
After winning Iga Swiatek shared how amazing she feels after winning 2 French Open. She admitted it is a tough game but she thoroughly enjoys the challenges. She also thanked her supporters and fans for coming to see her with Polish flags at the stadium. Swiatek also extended her support to Ukraine during such a difficult time of war and encouraged them to stay strong.
Although Gauff started playing bravely in the beginning, Swiatek kept hitting hard and the score went up her way to 5-1. Later when Philippe Chatrier became cooler, Gauff tried to reign in the match with 2-0. However, the Pole was undeterred and kept breaking back.
Ultimately Gauff was far off from winning and Swiatek quickly took advantage of her opponent’s low morale. The game ended at 68 minutes as Swiatek hit the winning shot. She went up the box to celebrate briefly with her family, coach, and staff while Gauff wept in her chair at the courtside.