Iga Swiatek wins third consecutive French Open title

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Iga Swiatek

8th June 2024 – (Paris) Iga Swiatek made history at the French Open, becoming the third player in the Open era to win three consecutive women’s singles titles at Roland Garros. The 23-year-old Polish athlete dominated the final match, defeating Italy’s Jasmine Paolini in straight sets, 6-2, 6-1.

Swiatek’s victory marked her fourth title in Paris and her fifth Grand Slam triumph overall, solidifying her position as the world number one. She joins an elite group of players, including Monica Seles and Justine Henin, who have achieved the rare feat of winning three consecutive French Open titles.

The final match was a testament to Swiatek’s exceptional skill and determination. Despite trailing by an early break, she quickly regained control, winning 11 of the next 12 games to secure victory in just 68 minutes. Her dominance on the clay court was evident throughout the tournament, and she dropped only one set en route to the final.

Swiatek’s achievement is all the more impressive considering her youth. At 23, she is the youngest player in the Open era to win four titles at Roland Garros, cementing her status as a rising star in the world of tennis.

The Polish athlete was overjoyed by her victory, sinking to her knees in celebration before dancing around the court. In her post-match interview, she expressed her love for the French Open, saying, “I wait every year to play here.”

Runner-up Jasmine Paolini was gracious in defeat, praising Swiatek’s exceptional skill. “To play you here is the toughest challenge in this sport,” she said. “It’s been an intense 15 days, and today was tough, but I’m really proud of myself.”