Roland Garros: Women’s final Swiatek defeats Gauff 6-1,6-3

World number one Iga Swiatek of Poland crushed American Coco Gauff 6-1 6-3 in the final to win the French Open women’s singles title on Saturday. It was the second Grand Slam title for the 21-year-old Swiatek, who also triumphed at Roland Garros in 2020. The victory on Court Philippe Chatrier against the 18-year-old Gauff, who was playing her first Grand Slam final, extended Swiatek’s winning run to 35 matches.

Here’s the long list of records Swiatek has set with her second French Open title (courtesy OptaAce)

  • She is the 10th female player in the Open Era to win two (and more) titles at the French Open after Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Martina Navratilova, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, Justine Henin, Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova.
  • She has equalled the WTA record of consecutive tournaments (six) won in the 2000s (Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome and Roland Garros) after Venus Williams in 2000 and Justine Henin in 2007-2008.
  • She has equalled the longest winning streak in 2000s by a female player: 35 consecutive wins by Venus Williams between Wimbledon and Linz 2000.
  • She is the first player to win nine WTA-level finals in a row (3.6 games lost on average per match in this run) since Elina Svitolina between Taipei 2017 and Singapore 2018.
  • She is the fourth youngest female player to win her second title at the Roland Garros, older only than Monica Seles, Steffi Graf and Chris Evert.
  • She is the second female player in the 2000s to win six titles in the first six months of the year (Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome and Roland Garros) after Serena Williams in 2013 (Brisbane, Miami, Charleston, Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros).
  • She is the sixth female player to win her first two finals at the Roland Garros in the Open Era after Margaret Court, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Justine Henin and Serena Williams.