Iga Swiatek beat Coco Gauff to win the French Open, on Saturday, for the second time in her career.
Swiatek defeated Gauff 6-1, 6-3 in 68 minutes to extend her winning streak to 35.
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Swiatek becomes only the tenth woman to win multiple Roland Garros singles titles in the Open Era (since 1968).
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Having just turned 21 on Tuesday, Swiatek is the fourth-youngest player to triumph more than once in Paris — only Monica Seles, Stefanie Graf, and Chris Evert were younger when they did so.
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Swiatek is also the youngest woman to win multiple majors since Maria Sharapova won her second Grand Slam title aged 19 at the 2006 US Open.
Swiatek’s latest triumph is her sixth title of the year, all coming in a row during her winning streak (following Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart and Rome).
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She is the first player to win six titles in a row since Justine Henin in 2007 and 2008.
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The 18-year-old Gauff was playing her first singles Grand Slam final.
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And even though the teenager fought back in the second set, she coudn’t sustain the pressure on the Pole.
However, Swiatek was too tough at key moments, converting five of 10 break points and claiming 60 percent of points off of the Gauff second service.
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