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  • Updated: June 10, 2023

Swiatek Fights Off Muchova To Claim Title At Roland Garros

World number one Iga Swiatek successfully defended her title in Saturday's final at Roland Garros.

Swiatek fought off a comeback from unseeded Czech Karolina Muchova to win 6-2 5-7 6-4.

The victory earned her a third French Open women's title in the last four years and her fourth Grand Slam title after also lifting the US Open title last year.

It was a pretty intense final as Swiatek came up against tough resistance from Muchova who stunned second seed Aryna Sabalenka to reach her first ever Grand Slam final.

Swiatek dominated proceedings in the early exchanges to clinch the first set and raced to 3-0 lead in the second set.

But Muchova stopped the 22-year-old in her tracks like she did against Sabalenka in the previous round and clinched the second set.

The Czech rode her momentum in the decider and broke for 4-3 in the decider but was unable to back up the break as Swiatek levelled for 4-4. 

She then ended up losing the match by producing a double fault on her opponent's first match point.

"First of all, congrats to Karolina," said the Pole.

"I really hope we're going to have many more finals. 

"To my team, sorry for being such a pain. I'll try to do better.

"I know that we won this tournament but it's not easy being on tour for a couple of weeks without breaks. 

"I'm really happy we can feel satisfied right now and just celebrate."

The victory means that Swiatek is the first player since Justine Henin in 2007 to win back-to-back Roland Garros titles.

She also became the youngest player to win four grand slam titles since Serena Williams and joins Naomi Osaka on four Grand Slam titles, trailing veteran Venus Williams with seven who is the only active player to hold more.

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