Iga Swiatek won her second Grand Slam by defeating Coco Gauff in the final of the French Open.

The Polish star won the French Open for the second time on Saturday, defeating Coco Gauff 6-1 6-3 in Paris, extending their unbeaten streak to 35 matches.
This equals Venus Williams’ 21st century record for most consecutive wins set back in 2000 and solidifies Swiatek’s status as the best player in the women’s championship. tennis Currently.

“Winning this title two years ago was something amazing, I didn’t even expect it,” said the 21-year-old athlete during her interview on the court after the match.

“But this time, I feel like I worked hard and did everything to get here, although it was quite difficult and there was a lot of pressure.”

Swiatek plays on the left in the final of the French Open.

Swiatek lost just one set en route to the final, and Gauff barely bothered him in the American’s first Grand Slam singles final.

Having beaten Gauf twice early in the first set, Swiatek took a 4-0 lead before finishing the set in just 32 minutes.

Peace No. 1 came under pressure for the first time in the match early in the second set, when Gauff converted her first break point and held the serve to take a 2-0 lead.

For the 18-year-old, however, it was only a glimmer of hope as Swiatek quickly closed the door, winning the next five games in a row.

Gauff was able to hold on, but so was Swiatek – winning a set, a match and another French Open title.

So far, she has won six tournaments in a row in a winning streak that began on February 16 when she lost to Elena Ostapenko in Dubai.

“I felt the pressure, I felt the weight on my shoulders, I was no longer an underdog,” she told NBC of her participation in the tournament as the top player on a winning streak.

“I’m even more proud that I was able to do it and do it a second time.”

As for Gauff, she fought for consistency with Swiatek, committing 23 unforced errors during the match, 14 of which came in the first set.

Gauff looks disappointed against Swiatek.

She was visibly emotional at the end of the match, but in time she will be able to reflect on a successful tournament, during which she did not lose a single set until the final.

And from Monday, Gauff will rise to a career-high 13th position in the world rankings.

“I know I’ll have that opportunity again and I hope I can come out on top next time,” she told NBC.

“Today I really tried my best to win. Obviously I would have changed the result, but the decisions I made I thought were the right ones for the moment and I can’t change that.”

The focus of the women’s tour is now on the grass court in front of Wimbledon, which kicks off on June 27th.

Swiatek, who plays her best tennis on clay, has never progressed beyond the fourth round of Wimbledon in her two appearances there, but now looks set to break that record in the coming weeks.