Poland’s Iga Swiatek on Saturday breezed past American Coco Gauff to win the women’s singles title at the French Open. Swiatek won in straight sets 6-1, 6-3. This is Swiatek’s second French Open title.
18-year-old Gauff had defeated Martina Trevisan in the women’s singles semi-final. Swiatek, for her part, had defeated Daria Kasatkina in the last four stage.
The Polish tennis player was on a 34-match unbeaten streak before today’s final and had won her past five tournaments in a row.
Gauff broke into tears after losing the final. She sat on the chair for a long time just crying and reflecting on her defeat. Many would argue that there is no shame in losing to World Number 1 given the kind of devastating form the Polish player has been in. Given her age, Gauff will have plenty of chances to stake her claims on future Grand Slam titles.
Gauff congratulated Swiatek on the win and said that she was a deserving champion. Gauf said that she hoped to play more finals gainst each other in the future. She once again broke down while thanking her support team. “I am sorry I couldn’t do it today,” she said.
The match between the World Number 1 and the American teen sensation was one-sided and lasted for little over one hour (68 minutes to be precise). Even though Gauff broke Swiatek in the first game of the second set, she failed to keep the momentum.
Poland footballer Robert Lewandowski was also present in the audience to support Swiatek. The Bayern Munich and soon-to-be Barcelona forward sat right behind Swiatek’s support team and exchanged a hug with the new French Open champion, who rushed to the gallery after winning the title.