Iga Swiatek equals another record

Iga Swiatek made history in women's tennis

by Simone Brugnoli
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Iga Swiatek equals another record
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Some already think she can repeat (or at least come close to) the masterpiece achieved by Rafael Nadal, who was able to lift the Paris trophy 14 times in his career. Beyond all kinds of comparisons that are premature and definitely complicated to make, it is now certain how Roland Garros has found its new queen.

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The unstoppable Iga Swiatek takes home her fourth cup in the prestigious French Slam, all won in the last five editions (the only defeat in 2021 in the quarters against Sakkari). The achievement, dominating for practically 90 percent of the competition, with only the chill of the second round with Naomi Osaka, puts the number one in history: in addition to winning Madrid, Rome, and Paris consecutively, the Pole equals the four titles won by Justine Henin, probably the last great queen of the event.

The next ones now to put in the crosshairs are Chris Evert (7 wins) and Steffi Graff (6). As for the ranking, the supremacy could have armored it for almost a whole year with the 4,000 point lead now over Coco Gauff, who will overtake Aryna Sabalenka in second place.

Iga Swiatek made history

Iga Swiatek never tires of making history and at just 23 years old she has won her fourth Roland Garros, her third in a row and her fifth Grand Slam. A list of achievements to which she has to add a host of records. One of them puts her on a level with the great Monica Seles. The two tennis players are the only ones in the history of the women's circuit to have won their first five Grand Slam finals.

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Honor of the weapons to Jasmine Paolini, great in pushing all the way to the end of the draw with two significant victories against Elena Rybakina and Mirra Andreeva. The Tuscan player fights with everything she has in her repertoire and does not look out of place at all in the final act against the champion from Warsaw: a great satisfaction to now be able to boast a Slam final and the number 7 in the world starting from Monday.

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