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Roland-Garros 2023: "A roller coaster story", retains Iga Swiatek

2023-06-10T20:33:14.392Z

Highlights: After a crazy chase with Czech Muchova, the Pole joined Arantxa Sanchez, Monica Seles and Serena Williams with three titles in Paris. At only 22 years old.. A double fault by Karolina Muchova released a deep wave of emotion. On either side of the net. Victorious 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, Iga Swiatek won a 3rd title at Roland-Garros, a 4th Grand Slam title. Then the world No. 1, shared at length with her loved ones, jumped on the court and dropped the lid of the cup.


After a crazy chase with Czech Muchova, the Pole joined Arantxa Sanchez, Monica Seles and Serena Williams with three titles in Paris. At only 22 years old.


A double fault by Karolina Muchova released a deep wave of emotion. On either side of the net. Victorious 6-2, 5-7, 6-4, Iga Swiatek won a 3rd title at Roland-Garros, a 4th Grand Slam title (after Roland-Garros 2020 and 2022 and the US Open 2022). Then the world No. 1, shared at length with her loved ones, jumped on the court, dropped the lid of the cup, before presenting herself with the sparkling look of a champion blossomed in a press conference. Extracts.

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  • Roland Garros Men's Singles
  • Roland Garros Women's Singles

The final

«A roller coaster story. I have various emotions running through me. This match was very intense, a lot of lows, a lot of highs. I'm happy because I stayed solid in the last few games, I finished the match. Karolina played very well too. It was a big challenge for me. I'm happy, proud of myself, I succeeded.»

At 3-4 in the 3rd set

«After so many ups and downs, I stopped thinking about the score and I wanted to use my intuitions more, because I knew I could play a little better if I was more comfortable, less tense, and that helped me in the third set. Frankly, this match was so long, with so many ups and downs that I don't really know anymore. I will analyze it later, I will look at it and I will understand a little better what happened.»

Karolina Muchova

«I saw all of Karolina's games when she came back after scores like that. Before the match ball, I thought, 'No, that's not going to happen now.' I played, I played and I gave everything I could. I'm surprised it happened, because she made so many returns. All of a sudden, I felt very tired, tired from the three weeks. Maybe my games from a physical point of view weren't exhausting, but it's hard to stay focused for almost three weeks, and then there's also the whole season because since Stuttgart I haven't been home. I finished the whole season on clay; I survived in a way and maybe it gave me strength because of it.»

The title after weeks of doubt

«Last year, for example, it was a confirmation for me that the first time was not luck, chance. This one, on the other hand, was harder, injuries, pressure and then also make a comeback as champion defends her title. I needed to manage all this. I'm extremely happy, because I managed to manage all this, because these three weeks have not been easy and the efforts of my team have helped me.»

His position on the war in Ukraine

«The only thing I can say is to repeat myself, to repeat my point of view about the community of tennis players: the world of tennis must be united. We must do everything we can about Russian aggression to stop it. I support all Ukrainians. I know the situation is not easy. For example, if I were in their shoes, I don't know if I could even play tennis. I fully respect them. I want to focus on what I need to do for them, what's good for them, and that's about all I can say about it.»

Source: lefigaro

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