Iga Swiatek: World No. 1 reaches French Open final by defeating Daria Kasatkina

Swiatek’s 34-match winning streak is the longest unbeaten streak on the women’s tour since then. Serena Williams“A streak of 34 matches in 2013. If Swiatek wins the final, she will equal Venus Williams’ 21st century record of 35 consecutive wins, set in 2000.

In this latest victory, the 21-year-old has completely taken out No. 1. Daria Kasatkina, with 20 seeds 6-2 6-1 in an hour and four minutes, reached her second French Open final where she will face either Coco Gauff or Martina Trevisan.

The Pole won her first Grand Slam title at Roland Garros in 2020 when she beat Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1.

“I try to treat every match the same,” Swiatek said after the match. “If I understand that this is one of the most important matches of the season, it stresses me out, so I try to just focus on the task and listen to the music.”

This was the fourth time the two players have faced each other this year, and the previous three have come out victorious.

Daria Kasatkina scored 10 winners during the match, and Svyatek scored 22.

Kasatkina initially kept pace with the Polish phenom, tying her 2-2 in the first set before Swiatek won 10 of the next 11 games to seal the match.

Such was her reign that in the world no. 1 lost just two points on her first serve of the first set, while Kasatkina, who went undefeated in the entire tournament, saw her forehand buckle under pressure and she committed 24 unforced errors.

In total, Swiatek conceded just 11 points on her serve throughout the entire match, and four of them came in the only game in which she was broken. Kasatkina’s serve was less successful and was knocked down five times during the match.

“It’s easier to play matches with that kind of support,” Swiatek said in front of a lively crowd at Philippe-Chatrier. “I’ve had it in every place I’ve played this year.

“It still surprises me because when I first started, right after my first year there was Covid and I wasn’t sure how many Poles would come, so it still surprises me.”

The women’s final at Roland Garros is scheduled for Saturday.