PARIS — Top-ranked Iga Swiatek beat 18-year-old American Coco Gauff 6-1, 6-3 in the French Open women’s final Saturday to collect her second title at Roland Garros and stretch her winning streak to 35 matches.
Swiatek’s unbeaten run equals one by Venus Williams in 2000 as the longest this century.
Swiatek is now the winner of six outgoing tournaments. She’s currently 42-3 for this season.
With Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam champion, out of action almost a year now and Ash Barty, a three-time major champ, announcing that she will retire at 25 and give up the No. 1 ranking.
That allowed Swiatek to move up to the top of the WTA and she’s shown she is a deserving resident there. Jelena Obapenko, 2017 Roland Garros Champion, was her last loss.
Swiatek’s game works well on any surface, though her most notable victories have been on red clay. This includes the Paris 2020 Trophy, where Swiatek became the first person from Poland to be awarded a Grand Slam singles championship.
Rafael Nadal will face Casper Ruud in the men’s final Sunday.
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