World No 1 Iga Swiatek won her third French Open title beating spirited unseeded Czech Karolina Muchova on Saturday in Paris. Swiatek defeated Muchova 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in the finals in Paris.
Swiatek raced to a 3-0 lead after just 10 minutes in Court Philippe Chatrier — taking 12 of the initial 15 points — and then was ahead 3-0 in the second set, too, before Muchova made things more intriguing, Associated Press reported.
Winning the title, Swiatek said, “I really love being here. Basically, it’s my favourite place on tour.” She added, “I wouldn’t be here without my team. So, really, thank you, guys. Sorry for being such a pain in the...”
AP reported that the 22-year-old from Poland has won the French Open twice in a row now, along with her 2020 title there and her triumph at the US Open last September. Swiatek becomes the youngest woman with four Grand Slam trophies since Serena Williams was 20, when she got to that number at the 2002 US Open, the publication reported.
Swiatek is also only the third woman in the professional era to start 4-0 in major finals, joining Monica Seles and Naomi Osaka, the publication reported.