On a hot and windy day at the 2006 Roland Garros, women’s world number one Iga Swiatek – turned 26 During the match – defeated unseeded Karolína Muchová of the Czech Republic 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 in a thrilling three-set fight. Poland’s Swiatek is the top seed at the French Open, where she is looking to claim her third victory and her fourth Grand Slam title. Indeed, she’s heading into today’s final on a tear, having won in straight sets over the past few weeks — in all of her previous finals.
Her big win over Paris in the final today makes Swiatek the second-best player after Justin Henin 2006 and 2023 The first female player to win two consecutive titles in France and the fifth woman in the Open Era to win three tournaments. (Chris Evert still holds the record for women’s French Open titles with her seven titles.) Swatek is now also the winner since Serena Williams 2006, 21 a few years ago.
Swiatek’s 26 year old rival Muchová – World Ranking 43 – Played some phenomenal tennis in her maiden Grand Slam final. On a stunning 5-0 streak against top-three players in this tournament (her Thursday semi-final victory over world No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka was the highlight of the week), Muchová was in tears after leaving last year’s Roland Garros An ankle injury forced Swatek to her first third set in a Grand Slam final.