After 2020, world number one Iga Swiatek won the French Open for the second time. Final debutant Coco Gauff (18) had no chance in a 2-0 win (6:1, 6:3).
The 21-year-old Pole won the final in Paris on Saturday against the three years younger US-American Gauff and underlined her current exceptional position in women’s tennis. Gauff had started rather nervously and only made the better impression for a short time at the beginning of the second set.
It was Swiatek’s 35th win in a row, the last time Venus Williams achieved such a run was in 2000. The last time Swiatek lost a match was in mid-February at the Dubai tournament. Against Gauff, for whom it was her first final at a Grand Slam tournament, the Polish player, who was clearly superior throughout, converted her first match point after only 68 minutes.
Gauff, who reached the final without losing a set, has another chance to win the doubles title on Sunday. Then she will meet her compatriot Jessica Pegula against the two French players Caroline Garcia and Kristina Mladenovic.