Iga Swiatek sweeps Coco Gauff in French Open final, longest win streak since 2000

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Poland’s Iga Swiatek swept 18-year-old American Coco Gauff for her second French Open title, extending her win streak to 35 matches, the longest in women’s tennis since 2000.

Swiatek, the world No. 1 since Australian Ash Barty‘s shock retirement in March, prevailed 6-1, 6-3 over Gauff, the youngest major singles finalist since Maria Sharapova won 2004 Wimbledon.

The 23rd-ranked Gauff lost the first four games, then took the first two games of the second set before Swiatek took control for good.

Swiatek, 21, extended the most dominant reign in women’s tennis since Serena Williams‘ heyday. She last lost a match in February. She has dropped just two sets in her last 27 matches. She owns nearly double the rankings points as the world No. 2.

By making this far, Gauff continued an ascent from junior prodigy to standout pro. She won the 2018 French Open junior title at 14, then Coco Mania broke out with her 2019 Wimbledon fourth-round run. She followed that by making the 2021 French Open quarterfinals.

Gauff moves up to a career-high No. 13 in the rankings going into the grass-court season and a return to Wimbledon.

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