Iga Swiatek reigns at French Open again after swatting Coco Gauff aside

  • Pole takes second Paris title with 35th consecutive victory
  • Gauff outclassed by world No 1 as Swiatek prevails 6-1, 6-3

Iga Swiatek arrived at the French Open as heavily favoured to win a women’s grand slam title as practically any player since the final peak years of Serena Williams, and she certainly knew it. Over the course of the past two weeks, she navigated all of the pressure and emotions, and in a show reminiscent of all of the great champions before her, in the end it only made her stronger.

Swiatek finished the job with supreme efficiency, overwhelming and outplaying Coco Gauff 6-1, 6-3 to win her second grand slam title at the French Open, where she also won her first in 2020. The victory is the crown on top of her astounding run, which stands at 35 wins in a row and counting. She has won six titles in a row.

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