“I already achieved much more than I ever expected,” Iga Swiatek delighted after securing a record breaking 4th French Open title

Iga Swiatek made light work of Jasmine Paolini in the final.

“I already achieved much more than I ever expected,” Iga Swiatek delighted after securing a record breaking 4th French Open title

Iga Swiatek (Via Imago)

World No.1 Iga Swiatek has claimed the highest number of titles in the WTA this season. Despite the challenges she has faced, the 23-year-old always puts a composed display and crowns it up with a brilliant display on the court. At the French Open, she defeated Jasmine Paolini to win her fourth title in Paris.

She arrived in Paris for the Roland Garros after winning back-to-back Masters 1000 titles in Madrid and Rome. She was termed a favorite even before the tournament began. However, she was taken by surprise in the second round against Naomi Osaka, who came razor close to beating her. But, she resiliently managed to overcome the scare, winning the match in three sets.

Ever since the second round match, she took her game to another level beating Anastasia Potapova 6-0, 6-0 in just 40 minutes. She then beat Marketa Vondrousova in the quarterfinals and Coco Gauff in the semifinals. In the final, she didn’t need to do too much after trailing early in the first set to bounce back and win the match 6-2, 6-1 in an hour and eight minutes.

After the win, Swiatek was asked if she had any specific number of French Open titles she was targeting to win. The World No.1 said that she doesn’t have a ‘goal number’ of Roland Garros titles she’d like to win, but she’s achieved more than she ever expected.

No, no. I already achieved much more than I ever expected and ever set my goals to. I’m just doing everything step by step and enjoying every match and every title. My goal is to be a better player. And I feel like I’m a better player than last year. I’m proud of that.
Iga Swiatek said in the post-match interview

Swiatek has now claimed all the big titles of the clay season. She has now won three consecutive French Open titles.

Iga Swiatek enters French Open history books after claiming fourth title

After claiming the French Open, Iga Swiatek entered the record books of the tournament. She has now equalled Monica Seles and Justine Henin’s records of carrying the French Open title for three consecutive times.

Iga Swiatek
Iga Swiatek (Via Imago)

She is also yet to lose at the Roland Garros since 2021, winning 35 of her 37 matches in the clay major tournament. She is also the youngest player in the open era to win four French Open titles, only two behind Steffi Graf and three behind Chris Evert in the total number of women’s Roland Garros.

She will be heading into the grass season as a strong favorite to win the Wimbledon. She also aims to compete at the Paris Olympics which starts on July 27, with the games being played on the Roland Garros court.

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