Iga Swiatek clinches third consecutive French Open title

Iga Swiatek accomplished the rare feat of clinching a third consecutive French Open women’s title with a dominant win over Italian 12th seed Jasmine Paolini.

Poland’s Swiatek continued her recent supremacy on the Roland Garros clay with a 6-2 6-1 victory against first-time major finalist Paolini.

The world number one fell behind by an early break but quickly responded, winning 11 of the next 12 games to secure the win.

This triumph has earned 23-year-old Swiatek her fourth title in Paris and her fifth Grand Slam victory overall, following her 2022 US Open win.

“I love this place, I wait every year to play here,” said Swiatek, who won in just 68 minutes.

Swiatek joins Monica Seles and Justine Henin in the record books as the only players to achieve a ‘three-peat’ in the women’s singles since the Open era began in 1968.

She is the youngest player in the Open era – which introduced professionalism – to win four titles at Roland Garros.

After securing victory in just over an hour, Swiatek celebrated by sinking to her knees before dancing around the court.

Congratulating Swiatek in her runners-up speech, Paolini said: “To play you here is the toughest challenge in this sport.

“It’s been an intense 15 days, and today was tough, but I’m really proud of myself.”

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