‘Ruthless’ Iga Swiatek shows ultimate domination by qualifying for the WTA Finals even before the start of grass season

Iga Swiatek has taken her game to new heights after her Roland Garros win.

‘Ruthless’ Iga Swiatek shows ultimate domination by qualifying for the WTA Finals even before the start of grass season

Iga Swiatek with the Roland Garros trophy (via Imago)

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek made history on Saturday with a complete domination over 12th seed Jasmine Paolini, winning 6-2, 6-1. The Pole secured her fifth Grand Slam title today and her fourth in the French capital.

However, this was not the only good news for Swiatek’s fans. After her Roland Garros win, the World No. 1 became the first player in 2024 to qualify for the WTA Tour Finals. Swiatek is the defending champion there, having won the title last year against Jessica Pegula.

After winning the French Open, Swiatek earned 2000 points in the WTA race rankings, extending her lead over No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka by 1570 points. The Belarusian currently has 4358 points, while the Pole now has 7335 points.

Swiatek became the first woman to secure three consecutive French Open titles since 2007, a feat last achieved by Justine Henin when she claimed her third title. Additionally, the World No.1 is now the third woman in the Open Era to win three consecutive French Open titles. Before her, Monica Seles (1990, 1991, and 1992) and Henin (2005, 2006, and 2007) achieved this remarkable streak.

Iga Swiatek dominates Jasmine Paolini in the Roland Garros final

The defending Roland Garros champion Iga Swiatek secured a comprehensive win over Jasmine Paolini in the French Open final, 6-2, 6-1. The Pole won her fourth Roland Garros title against the Italian in one hour and eight minutes.

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Iga Swiatek celebrating (via Imago)

In the match, Paolini struggled to overcome Swiatek’s dominant performance. After holding a 2-1 lead in the first set, the 12th seed couldn’t maintain her advantage as the World No.1 surged ahead to claim her fifth Grand Slam title. The Italian made 15 unforced errors and was unable to regain control of the contest.

Swiatek also joins the ranks of Justine Henin, Steffi Graf, and Chris Evert, who have won four, six, and seven French Open titles respectively. She becomes the fourth player in history to claim four women’s singles titles at Roland Garros.

Paolini was making her debut in a major final, having reached this stage by defeating Mirra Andreeva with the score of 6-2, 4-6, 6-4. She is also set to compete in the French Open women’s doubles final on Sunday, partnering with Sara Errani against the duo of Coco Gauff and Katerina Siniakova.

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