The Polish star won the French Open for the second time on Saturday when she defeated Coco Gauff 6-1 6-3, extending her unbeaten run to 35 games.
That matches Venus Williams’ 21st century record for consecutive wins in 2000 and confirms Swiatek’s status as the best player in women’s tennis today.
The 21-year-old, who won her first grand slam title at Roland Garros two years ago, lost just one set en route to Saturday’s final and was largely unaffected by Gauff in the American’s first grand slam final.
After breaking Gauff twice at the start of the first set, Swiatek raced to a 4-0 lead before finishing the set in just 32 minutes.
The world No. 1 came under pressure for the first time in the match at the start of the second set when Gauff converted her first break point and held on to take a 2-0 lead.
However, it was only a glimmer of hope for the 18-year-old as Swiatek quickly closed the door by winning the next five games in a row.
Gauff held out, but so did Swiatek – he took the set, the match and another French Open title.
More to follow.