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    10 June 2023

    Swiatek maintains her dominance in women’s tennis despite a minor trophy mishap at the 2023 French Open

    The French Open: Swiatek’s Dominance Continues

    Poland’s Iga Swiatek is once again the talk of the tennis world after her recent victory at Roland Garros. This year marked her third title in four years, and she showed no signs of slowing down as she battled Czech opponent Karolina Muchova to secure a hard-fought win.

    Despite leading early on, things didn’t quite go according to plan for Swiatek as Muchova mounted a comeback that left everyone on edge. However, with nerves of steel and impressive resolve, Swiatek managed to regain composure and win when it really mattered.

    This wasn’t without its challenges though. Even during the post-match celebrations where Swiatek was presented with the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen, which she had previously won in both 2020 and 2022 – there was another moment of panic when the trophy lid flew off while she was shaking it in celebration.

    “I honestly felt like I was holding it with my finger,” admitted Swiatek afterwards, “so I guess all the emotions caused that.”

    A Potential ‘Big Three’ Emerges

    Swiatek has been dominating women’s tennis over recent months; however, this season has seen increased competition from Belarus’ Australian Open champion Aryna Sabalenka and Kazakhstan’s Wimbledon winner Elena Rybakina. Together they have become known as WTA’s emerging ‘big three’.

    The Clay-Court Queen Reigns Supreme

    Clay is undoubtedly where Swiateks excels best! Once again demonstrating her prowess on clay courts by reaching quarter-finals followed by semi-finals before winning Stuttgart tournament – she also defended her title by winning Roland Garros.

    Swiatek admitted she doesn’t pay much attention to the other two players and is focused on her game.”I’m trying to just be focused on my work,” said Swiatek, “I look at my clay-court season this year, and I see that at every tournament I played consistently.”

    The Future Looks Bright

    Despite being only 22 years old, Swiatek has already made a name for herself in the tennis world. She is now the youngest woman since Monica Seles in the early 1990s to win consecutive titles at Roland Garros.

    Tournament director Amelie Mauresmo praised Swiatek’s performance and expects her to continue racking up more victories in future tournaments. Perhaps even emulating Rafael Nadal’s record of 14 wins!

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