A level above them all: Tennis player Iga Swiontek won Roland Garros on Saturday with a 2-6, 7-5, 4-6 victory over Karolina Mukhova in the final.
Swiontek, ranked No. 41 in the world from Poland, beat the surprise of the tournament from the Czech Republic, Karolina Mochova from world No. 2022. This is the Polish woman's fourth Grand Slam win, having also won the US Open (2020) and Roland Garros twice (<>, and last year).
Swiontek, who had not lost a single set throughout the tournament until the final, broke her Czech opponent twice in the first set and easily won 2-6 in just 45 minutes.
Even in the second set, it looked like Swiontek was cruising to victory, immediately breaking her opponent again and going up to a quick 0-3. But Mokhova did not give up, breaking back three times and stunning with 6:4.
But in the decisive set, after a great battle and a lot of breaks on both sides, the Pole managed to win 4-6 after an hour and 12 minutes and won the title.
Mukhova. Stopped in the final, photo: Reuters
Swiontech. Another impressive tournament, photo: Getty
Swiontech. Kept the trophy, photo: Reuters
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Mukhova. Despite the loss, you will remember the tournament fondly, Photo: EPA
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