“For sure something changed,” Iga Swiatek gets past Coco Gauff to reach her 3rd consecutive Roland Garros final

Iga Swiatek remains unbeaten in 20 matches as she looks closer to winning the Clay season triple.

“For sure something changed,” Iga Swiatek gets past Coco Gauff to reach her 3rd consecutive Roland Garros final

Iga Swiatek clinching her fist (via Imago)

Iga Swiatek has been a dominant force this year in the WTA. Since, her early exit at the Australian Open in January, she has reached four finals. The Polish star reached her fifth after beating Coco Gauff in the semifinals of the French Open.

However, the 23-year-old still recalls her win over Naomi Osaka in the second round. She had gone into the match as a clear favorite after victories in Madrid and Rome. Little did she know that her opponent was preparing to play her best game of the year. She fought hard to win the first set but lost the second. In the third set, she was down two games but rallied back to win the match.

Though she won 7-6, 1-6, 7-5 and saved a match point she revealed she was going to improve after nearly suffering an early exit. She got emotional after the match while in the gym but that boosted her confidence to play better. The World No.1 lost seventeen games against Osaka but since then has lost only 14 games in 4 matches.

She will be hoping to win her fourth Roland Garros and Grand Slam of the year, after beating Coco Gauff to reach the final. But, she will be forever happy she won Osaka in the second round despite almost losing.

For sure something changed. I adjusted better to the court. It’s not easy to play the first matches on a grand slam because the atmosphere is much different than other tournaments. Against Naomi I didn’t have time to get into it. She was intense from the beginning and put pressure on me. I’m happy I handled it well. I just gained confidence I would say.
Iga Swiatek said addressing the reporters

Meanwhile, Gauff will be heading out of the French Open but will be happy to claim the No.2 position from Aryna Sabalenka on Monday. The American beat her last year’s quarterfinals exit while Sabalenka failed to go past her semifinals exit last year after exiting in the quarterfinals yesterday.

Iga Swiatek extends her unbeaten run to 20 after defeating Coco Gauff

Iga Swiatek defeated Coco Gauff 6-2, 6-4 to reach her third successive French Open final. The Polish star continued her brilliant clay season form that has seen her claim the Madrid Open and Rome Masters.

Iga Swiatek (via Imago)

Also, Swiatek extended her unbeaten run to 20 matches and now has an 11-1 head-to-head record against Gauff. Gauff was seeking to become the first American to win the French Open since Serena Williams, but Swiatek’s 68% first serve and her ability to keep the ball in play were too much for Gauff to deal with.

However, the World No.1 will be hoping to become the first woman since Justine Henin to win the French Open three consecutive times. But she will have to beat the soaring Jasmine Paolini in the final on Saturday.

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