Iga Swiatek defeats Karolina Muchova in final, wins third French Open title
World No.1 Iga Swiatek won her third French Open title. The top seed clinched a 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 victory against Karolina Muchova in the final on Saturday, 10th June 2023. With this, Swiatek now has four Grand Slam titles in her career.
French Open Highlights: World No.1 Iga Swiatek won her third French Open title. The top seed clinched a 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 victory against Karolina Muchova in the final on Saturday, 10th June 2023. With this, Swiatek now has four Grand Slam titles in her career.
Against unseeded Karolina Muchova, Swiatek won nine of the first 11 games before her unseeded opponent staged a remarkable comeback to push the match into a third set.
It was a wild, rousing encounter that featured a dozen breaks of serve and, as it closed in on three hours, it was impossible to know who would win. But in the end, after Muchova double-faulted on match point.
“Sorry for being such a pain in the …” she said during the trophy presentation. “I’ll try to do better. I’m really happy that we can feel satisfied now and celebrate,” Swiatek was characteristically modest as she turned to address her player’s box. “I love being here. Basically, it’s my favorite place on tour,” she added.
Ranked No.46, Muchova lost four straight points on her first service game. Swiatek raced out to a 3-0 lead. Muchova slowly settled in and the contest moved to 5-2. Serving at 2-5, Muchova lost all four points and the set.
In the second set too, Swiatek went up 3-0 again. But this time, when Muchova converted a break point with a forehand winner down the line to get back on serve at 2-3. Ultimately, up 6-5 and after a spectacular scrambling point — the best of the match — Muchova converted her third set point when Swiatek’s backhand service return was long.
The momentum continued, as Muchova broke Swiatek’s serve for the third straight time. But then, three games later, it was back on serve at 2-all. The decisive break came in the seventh game as Muchova emerged with a 4-3 lead.
Swiatek broke back to level the match. And then survived another break point to go ahead 5-4. Ultimately, Muchova’s double fault, only her third of the match, was the difference.
French Open Highlights: Iga Swiatek defeats Karolina Muchova in final, wins third French Open title
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