French Open day 14: Iga Swiatek claims second Roland Garros victory, focus turns to Rafa Nadal

Iga Swiatek wins 2022 French Open

World No 1 Iga Swiatek won her second Roland Garros title with a commanding win over American Coco Gauff.

The Polish 21-year-old won 6-1 6-3 for a 35th consecutive victory.

Here, the PA news agency looks back at day 14 at the French Open.

Picture of the day

Swiatek seals her win with a kiss (Thibault Camus/AP)

Match of the day

Swiatek was a massive favourite going into the final and showed why after claiming victory in an hour and eight minutes. But Gauff wasn’t instantly out of the game as soon as the match started as she put in a great display, especially at the start of the second set, so there is plenty more to come from the teenager.

Stat of the day

Swiatek’s 35-match winning streak takes her level with Venus Williams for the most consecutive victories over the past 100 years. She has also won six straight titles, the first woman to do this since Justine Henin did in 2008.

Shot of the day

Gauff showed glimpses of brilliant form that successfully took her through the competition to the final, especially through this savage backhand winner to get on the scoreboard.

Valiant runner-up

Gauff has played some amazing tennis over the past two weeks at Roland Garros as well as charming everyone she has come into contact with. Swiatek is simply a level above everyone else and is winning everything in sight at the moment but her Gauff’s time will come and she will surely shine even brighter in the future.

Fancy seeing you here

Poland striker Robert Lewandowski gave Swiatek a surprise when she went to celebrate with her team. Lewandowski knows a thing or two about lifting trophies and he was among the first to congratulate his fellow Pole.

Up next

The men take centre stage on the final day of the tournament. Can Rafael Nadal make it a decimocuarto (14th) Roland Garros title? Or will eighth seed Casper Ruud collect his first grand slam crown? We’ll find out later today.

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