Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek, the world number one, won the Grand Slam tournament at Roland Garros for the second time in her career, after defeating her in the final on Saturday, 6-1, 6-3, on American Corie “Coco” Gauff.
Swiatek, the new world tennis star, who turned 21 this week, won for the 35th time in a row, equaling the longest series of victories of this century, achieved by the American Venus Willams in 2000.
Iga Swiatek, who won her first title on the Parisian clay in 2020, won in just 68 minutes in the final with Coco Gauff (18 years old), the 23rd place in the WTA rankings.
She succeeds Czech Barbora Krejcikova, winner of last year’s winner at the Roland Garros tournament.
The Polish player won on Saturday the ninth title of her career in the professional circuit and the sixth in a row this year, after those in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart and Rome, writes Agerpres.
Iga Swiatek writes history in women’s tennis
Iga Swiatek won 35 consecutive WTA victories, a series started in Doha on February 22, with a success against the Swiss Viktorija Golubic (6-2, 3-6, 6-2), but the Pole is still far from the record established by the American Martina Navratilova, writes digisport.ro.
After Saturday’s victory in Paris, it equaled the longest series of victories of this century, achieved by Venus Williams in 2000, between Wimbledon and the Linz tournament.
However, the current world number one still has a long way to go to catch up with the winner of the 1973 WTA consecutive victories, Martina Navratilova, the author of a series of 74 hits between 1983 and 1984.
Editor: Liviu Cojan
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