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  • Updated: June 08, 2023

Swiatek Reaches Back-To-Back Finals At Roland Garros

Top seed Iga Swiatek has made it to another final at this year's French Open.

This makes it her third final in four years after beating Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2 7-6 (9-7) on Court Philippe-Chatrier on Thursday.

Swiatek as expected took charge of the early exchanges despite being broken to love by Haddad Maia who became the first Brazilian woman to reach a Grand Slam semi-final since seven-time major winner Maria Bueno in 1968.

The second set saw Haddad Maia move rapidly to  a 3-1 lead but Swiatek battled back to halt the run of the 27-year-old left-hander and seal victory.

"It's really amazing. Honestly, it's tough to play such a long tournament and I'm pretty happy I am able to play consistently and every year have a good result here, and I am pretty excited for Saturday," said Swiatek.

She continued: "It wasn't easy, she's a fighter and she showed that.

"I knew I had to be ready for every game and that the momentum could change really quickly and that's why I played so well in the tie-breaker."

Swiatek is bidding to become the first woman to successfully defend the title since Justine Henin in 2007.

The Pole will fancy the prospect of facing the unseeded Karolina Muchova who stunned second seed Aryna Sabalenka in a brutal earlier contest to reach her maiden Grand Slam final at Roland Garros.

Whatever would be the outcome of Saturday's final, Swiatek will remain world number one, a position she has held for 62 consecutive weeks, since she advanced to the final.

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