Swiatek wins 2nd French Open title, equals century’s longest winning streak

Sports Desk, Jun 4 (EFE).- Iga Swiatek on Saturday proved to be more than Coco Gauff could handle as she stormed into her second French Open title and her sixth trophy in a row.

The Pole’s 6-1, 6-3 victory in a little over an hour against American Gauff, a major final rookie, extended her winning streak to 35, equaling this century’s record set by Venus Williams.

The 2020 Roland Garros champion stormed into a 4-0 lead thanks to a solid baseline performance as well as too many unforced errors from Gauff, who dropped her service one more time in the seventh game.

The 18-year-old seemed to be on her way to displaying the performance that led her to the final as she grabbed a 2-0 second set lead.

Her revival, however, was short-lived as the top-ranked won five games in a row for a 5-2 lead and sealed the victory on her first chance a couple of games later.

The 21-year-old, thus, hoist her sixth title in a row, following the Qatar Open, Indian Wells, Miami Open, Stuttgart Grand Prix, and Italian Open.

“I want to thank my team (…) without you I would not be here I am sure of that,” she said during the trophy ceremony.

“I am happy that every piece has finally come together and we can do this because I feel you are working hard and I am working hard and we all deserve to be here,” she added.

Gauff still has a chance to lift her maiden Grand Slam title in Paris where she plays the women’s doubles final teaming up with her countrywoman Jerssica Pegula against the duo of Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic. EFE


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