Iga Swiatek confirmed why she’s one of the best participant in ladies’s tennis by defending her 2022 French Open crown on Saturday in a aggressive three-set closing in opposition to Karolina Muchova.
Muchova put up a valiant effort within the powerful loss, turning into the one participant to win a set in opposition to Swiatek in the course of the French Open this yr when she gained a grueling, 71-minute second-set to increase the match to a decisive third set.
Muchova entered the event ranked No. 43 on this planet rankings and was trying to change into the third unseeded player since 2017 to win the ladies’s French Open. She was 5-0 in opposition to gamers ranked within the high 3 previous to Saturday’s closing and in an awesome place to enhance to 6-0 in opposition to Swiatek.
Muchova was a degree away from serving for the match within the third set however Swiatek flipped the script by profitable three factors in a row to go up 5-4 within the closing set. Swiatek gained the event on a double fault.
Subsequent up for Swiatek and the remainder of the tennis world on the Grand Slam docket is Wimbledon from July 3-16. Swiatek hasn’t made it previous the fourth spherical in three profession appearances however is on the high of her recreation as she makes an attempt to increase her dominance from the clay court docket to grass.