American super talent Gauff fought back but Poland’s world number one Swiatek was ahead from start to finish on her way to her second Grand Slam title 6-1, 6-3.
Swiatek started well in the Roland Garros final when he broke Gauff’s serve in the first game. The Pole continued to push the young talent, and he won the first set comfortably 6-1.
Gauff started the second set better when she emerged as a competitor and broke in the first game. The 18-year-old tennis player appeared slick, but eventually had to give up on the numbers 6-3.
The world champion thus won her second Grand Slam. Her first came at Roland Garros 2020, where she beat American Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 in the final.
After the final defeat, the clearly visible Gauff stood on the gravel field with tears in her eyes. The young girl has never gone further than the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam, but is still sorely disappointed after losing to Swiatek.
The poles, for their part, can run into the stands. There was a wonderful visit from, among others, Polish football star Robert Lewandowski.
The two young tennis profiles had previously played against each other twice, and Swiatek went on to win both matches. The last time they met was at the Miami Masters.
With a Roland-Garros win, 21-year-old Swiatek broke Serena Williams’ legendary record of 34 straight wins.
But if we are to believe in the Pole, this is not something to focus on.
– I don’t think anything of it. Honestly, I think “the sky is the limit”, and I can go further, added Swiatek CNN after the quarter-finals.
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