PARIS: World No.1 Iga Swiatek carried on her unbeaten run and defeated her American counterpart Coco Gauff to lift her second French Open title, here on Sunday.
The Polish star completely dominated her opponent in the final as she clinched the victory by 6-1 and 6-3.
The World No.1 Swiatek’s ruthless efficiency did not allow Gauff to settle in the game as she kept pushing her back with her heavy striking and wide-angle shots before claiming the victory in a mere 68 minutes.
Gauff made a number of unforced errors as her forehand continued to let her down and allowed Swiatek to pull ahead and take a 4-0 lead in the first set.
The 18-years-old, however, got the scoreboard moving as she drilled one down to claim her first game. Her comeback did little to none to rattle Swiatek, who appeared firm before closing the set in 32 minutes after securing two more games.
Swiatek, then continued her sublime form in the second set as she again outclassed Gauff to claim the title victory.
With her French Open triumph, Swiatek has now levelled Venus Williams’ 21st-century record of 35 straight wins, set in the 2000s.