Iga Swiatek defeats Coco Gauff to win French Open


Iga Swiatek defeated Coco Gauff in straight sets to win the 2022 French Open and earn her second Grand Slam Title.

Swiatek, the 21-year-old out of Poland, won 6-1 and 6-3 against the American 18-year-old Gauff to record her 35th straight victory.

“Two years ago winning this title was something amazing and never expected,” said Swiatek said during her victory speech.

“This time I had worked hard to get here and did everything I could, even though the pressure was tough. The pressure was big but I did it.”

With a fantastic start to 2022, Swiatek won five consecutive tournaments in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart and Rome.

She took over as the WTA world number one following Ashleigh Barty’s retirement in March.

With her French Open victory, Swiatek sits alongside Venus Williams holding the longest streak by any WTA player this century.

As the winner, Swiatek earns $2,355,343 while Gauff earns $1,177,931 as the runner-up.


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