Swiatek Wins Second Career French Open Over Gauff

published: Jun, 04, 2022

by: Nima Naderi

Roland Garros—Paris, France

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek dominated her way to a second career French Open title on Saturday in Paris, France, defeating young American Coco Gauff 6-1, 6-3. Needing only one hour and eight minutes to claim her crown, Swiatek hit one ace, won 73 percent of her first serve points and broke serve on five occasions.

Losing one set during the entire tournament, Swiatek has now won 35 straight matches in a row. She last lost in February to Jelena Ostapenko in the second round of the Dubai Open.

Gauff, who was contesting her first career major, defeated Sloane Stephens and Elise Mertens earlier in the event. Gauff will move up to No. 13 in the world when Monday’s rankings are released.

Sunday’s men’s final in Paris will feature 13-time winner Rafael Nadal taking on No. 8 seed Casper Ruud. Never facing each other on Tour, Nadal will be aiming to win his 22nd career Major to lead Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer by two titles in the all-time race.

Nadal defeated Alexander Zverev on Friday after the German retired in the second set with an ankle injury. Ruud reached his maiden slam final after dispatching former US Open winner Marin Cilic in four sets.

Nima Naderi

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Founder and Creative Director of TennisConnected.com. He has over 25 years of coaching experience and is an award winning coach with the PTR. Nima has written articles for the ATPWorldTour.com, TennisCanada.com, TennisViewMagazine and Tennis Pro Magazine. He is also the co-host of the TennisConnected PodCast, the Operations Director for Premium Court and the Tournament Director for the Caribbean Cup Tennis Series.

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