“This was something else,” Iga Swiatek expresses her true feelings after winning Roland Garros for a record 4th time

Iga Swiatek is head and shoulders above everyone else in the world now.

“This was something else,” Iga Swiatek expresses her true feelings after winning Roland Garros for a record 4th time

Iga Swiatek with the Roland Garros trophy (via Imago)

Top seed Iga Swiatek accomplished the remarkable feat of clinching her third consecutive French Open women’s title. The Pole triumphed over Italian 12th seed Jasmine Paolini in a commanding fashion.

Swiatek extended her dominance on the Roland Garros clay with a convincing 6-2, 6-1 victory against Paolini, who was competing in her first major final. Although the World No.1 initially faced a deficit with an early break against her, she swiftly recovered, winning 11 of the next 12 games to secure the win. She took to X to explain her delight in the form of words.

It doesn’t get more challenging than this. To stay disciplined for so many weeks, to focus on the right things, be here and now. But at the same time to enjoy life, to be happy, content. I’m so proud and grateful for my team, family, all the support - you have no idea. But yeah…I want to say it out loud. This.was.something.else.
Iga Swiatek on X

Swiatek clinched her fourth title in Paris and fifth Grand Slam victory overall. With this achievement, the 23-year-old joins Monica Seles and Justine Henin in the record books as the only players to achieve a ‘three-peat’ in women’s singles since the Open era began in 1968.

Swiatek also became the youngest player in the Open era to secure four titles at Roland Garros, a testament to her remarkable talent and dedication. After her victory in just over an hour, the Polish star celebrated by sinking to her knees before joyously dancing around the court.

Iga Swiatek’s Roland Garros dominance explained in numbers

Entering Roland Garros, all eyes were on Iga Swiatek, pondering who could halt her title streak. Yet, no one found an answer. With victories in Madrid and Rome, the World No.1’s Roland Garros form was formidable.

Iga Swiatek with the Roland Garros trophy
Iga Swiatek with the Roland Garros trophy (via Imago)

Naomi Osaka pushed her closest, but Swiatek rallied from a match point. From there, the Pole’s path was smooth. Dominant wins, including a ‘double bagel’ over Anastasia Potapova, showcased her prowess in the second week of the French Open.

Coco Gauff posed a challenge, but Swiatek prevailed, extending her streak in Paris. Facing Jasmine Paolini, the Pole’s authority on clay was undeniable. The numbers tell the story: Swiatek boasts a 21-match streak at Roland Garros, winning 35 of 37 matches overall.

Swiatek’s last Paris loss was in 2021. After saving a match point against Osaka, the 23-year-old steamrolled to victory, dropping only 17 games en route to her fourth title. She joins tennis elites with her remarkable feat.

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