Iga Swiatek received her second French Open title on Saturday.© AFP
Iga Swiatek cruised previous teen star Coco Gauff with a 6-1, 6-3 win within the French Open 2022 ladies’s singles closing to assert her second Roland Garros title on Saturday. The Pole now has 35 wins on the trot, matching Venus Williams’ report for the longest profitable streak by a ladies’s participant within the twenty first century. Venus Williams received 5 WTA titles and the Olympic gold medal throughout her unbeaten run initially of the century, which nobody has improved on since.
Swiatek, who turned 21 on Tuesday, has launched into a superb run of type which has seen her win six consecutive tournaments since a last-16 defeat by Jelena Ostapenko in Dubai in February.
Since then she has risen from world quantity seven to the highest of the rankings, albeit partly aided by earlier incumbent Ashleigh Barty’s shock retirement.
Swiatek has lifted 4 WTA 1,000 titles in that point — in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami and Rome — and now has a second French Open crown of her profession.
Within the closing in opposition to Gauff, Swiatek began sturdy and did not let her opponent in with a whiff. She took the primary set with ease and likewise got here again sturdy within the second after being damaged within the very first recreation.
She wrapped up the win in an hour and eight minutes.
The Pole will flip her consideration to the grass-court season and Wimbledon, with a thirty sixth straight win in her sights.
Nevertheless, the all-time longest unbeaten run — Martina Navratilova’s 74-match streak in 1984 — stays a good distance off.
With inputs from AFP
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