Iga Świątek earned her fourth Grand Slam title on Saturday, holding off Karolína Muchová 6–2, 5–7, 6–4 in the French Open final. Her third title in Roland Garros, it was also the first time she won a major title that went to three sets, as she won the previous three in straight sets.
As it seemed like Świątek was going to cruise to a win, Muchová fought back winning six of the final 10 games in the second set and taking a 2–0 lead to start the third, However, Świątek dug deep to hold off Muchová, winning the final game on a break point.
Therefore, the resulting French Open final was a classic, and fans were impressed by Świątek’s resilience throughout.
Iga Swiatek is in tears after beating Karolina Muchova to win Roland Garros— The Tennis Letter (@TheTennisLetter) June 10, 2023
What a beautiful way to end these two weeks.
We rarely see Iga cry, so it makes it even more special to see how much this means to her
She deserves this in every way.
#1 Iga Swiatek, one of the best players at delivering decisive defeats in tennis history, was made to battle for her fourth major title, and she prevailed.— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) June 10, 2023
6-2. 5-7, 6-4 over Karolina Muchova, who dug deep and made it a thrilling final.
Iga already a legend of #RolandGarros .
Now the winner in three of the last four French Opens, Świątek has put herself in elite company, on a path similar to other tennis greats.
Age when winning their fourth Slam:— Bastien Fachan (@BastienFachan) June 10, 2023
Rafael Nadal - 22 years and 5 days
Iga Swiatek - 22 years and 10 days pic.twitter.com/GrPWI3LOhz
Iga Swiatek at Roland Garros:— Tennis Updates (@TennisUpdates23) June 10, 2023
• 28-2 Record
• 25 Straight Set Wins
• 3 Titles in 4 Years
• First WTA Player to defend Slam since Serena in 2016
• First WTA Player to defend RG since Henin in 2007 pic.twitter.com/UsFnO64aPG
Swiatek winning three French Open titles after just turning 22 years old is very, very crazy.— Tumaini Carayol (@tumcarayol) June 10, 2023
In the Open Era, only Monica Seles has won three titles at that age (at 18yo no less).
60% - Only Margaret Court (75%, 3/4) has won a greater percentage of Roland Garros main draws entered than Iga Swiatek in the Open Era (60%, 3/5). Landlord.#RolandGarros | @WTA @WTA_insider @rolandgarros pic.twitter.com/Qtp9gZOtag— OptaAce (@OptaAce) June 10, 2023
Muchová, meanwhile, had a great showing against the No. 1 player in the world in her first major final match, showing that she belongs on this stage.
It's fun to watch Muchova scramble, it's fun to watch her attack the net, it's fun to watch her carve slices and dropshots, it's fun to watch her power on serve and forehand.— Gill Gross 🧋 (@Gill_Gross) June 10, 2023
In summary, Mookie healthy and contending for big titles: pic.twitter.com/1mvwBRDSeC
Karolina Muchová nearly had one of the truly great Slam runs: began by taking out Sakkari in the first round, came back from 2-5 30-40 in the 3rd set of her semifinal, then became the first woman to push Swiatek in a Slam final. Take a bow— The Body Serve Tennis Podcast (@TheBodyServe) June 10, 2023
The runner up, Karolina Muchova.— Kento Ito (@alchemistmuffin) June 10, 2023
Just as she was about to be rolled over in straight sets, came back out of nowhere to make this a great match.
She will be back in championship stage. #RolandGarros #Tennis #Sports pic.twitter.com/PLckrgoj64