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Iga Swiatek defeats Coco Gauff for second French Open title


PARIS — Top-ranked Iga Swiatek beat 18-year-old American Coco Gauff 6-1, 6-3 in the women’s French Open final on Saturday to claim her second French Open title and extend her winning streak at 35 games.

Swiatek’s unbeaten run equals Venus Williams’ 2000 run as the longest this century.

Swiatek has now won his last six tournaments and is 42-3 this season.

She has become a dominant figure in tennis, with 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams out of action for almost a year and three-time major champion Ash Barty announcing in March that she would retire at 25 and give up the game. #1 ranking.

It lifted Swiatek to the top of the WTA and showed her to be a deserving resident there. Her last loss came in February against 2017 Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko.

Swiatek has a game that works on all surfaces, but his greatest triumphs so far have been on clay. This includes her 2020 trophy in Paris, which made her the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title.

Rafael Nadal will face Casper Ruud in the men’s final on Sunday.

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