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Roland-Garros 2023: the admirable resistance of Muchova, the nervousness of Queen Swiatek ... The tops and flops of the women's final

2023-06-10T16:53:27.490Z

Highlights: Iga Swiatek wins his 4th Grand Slam title, the 3rd in Paris. Karolina Muchova gave her a lot of trouble in a final rich in suspense. The Czech cracked physically at the end of the match and conceded a double fault. The final will have marked the fortnight by its freshness, its vintage game and its elegance on the court. Thanks to her beautiful course at Porte d'Auteuil, Muchova will climb to 16th in the world.


We can't stop Iga Swiatek, now a three-time winner of Port d'Auteuil. But Karolina Muchova gave her a lot of trouble in a final rich in suspense, where the Pole was able to tame her nervousness.


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Swiatek freaks out the Porte d'Auteuil counters

The boss is her. For the first time since Justine Henin in 2007, a player managed to retain her title at Roland Garros. Iga Swiatek wins his 4th Grand Slam title, the 3rd in Paris. 4th youngest player to reach the milestone of three finals at Roland-Garros (Open era), after Monica Seles, Steffi Graf and Chris Evert, the now triple winner, only 23 years old, could well break many records on the Parisian clay in the years to come. She won her 28th game (only two losses). But this final was not a long quiet river. And his tears at the end of the match are also tears of relief.

Muchova's resistance and tears

Against Muchova, the Pole conceded a set. She remained on 24 wins in two sets Porte d'Auteuil after winning the first set. The series is ongoing but the Czech will have shaken up like no one the world number one. Overwhelmed by emotion, she could not hold back her tears during the trophy ceremony. It will have marked the fortnight by its freshness, its vintage game and its elegance on the court. Thanks to her beautiful course at Porte d'Auteuil, Muchova will climb to 16th in the world. Hoping that injuries (finally) spare a player so often injured in recent years.

Muchova's sublime point at the net

At 5-5, tied in the second set, the Czech came to the net to put pressure on Swiatek who fired a long pass from line to forehand, intercepted with a magnificent backhand volley deep in the center on which the Czech lost her support and racket. Enough to win the most spectacular point of the match.

Flops

Swiatek's nervousness midway through the second set

Up to 6-2, 3-0 in his favor everything was fine. But as sometimes this season, the world number one was caught up by her nervousness. Leading 3-0, the Czech took advantage of the growing nervousness of Swiatek, more and more brittle, to revive before offering a dantesque end of the set. On his momentum of the second set won Muchova even won the first two games of the decisive set without leaving a single point to Swiatek. But the latter stayed in the match and came back to 2-2. Before having the last word in a rollercoaster game. Battered, in the ropes, Swiatek had the merit of getting out after 2h46 of fight against her opponent and against herself.

The beginning and end of the match to forget from Muchova

With her varied game, her cushioning and her climbs against time, the world 43rd tried to disrupt the imperturbable Swiatek. Like her idol Roger Federer, in her time, she was powerless for a long time against the "Nadal" of the women's draw. The winning points are too rare and the faults too frequent to hope to doubt the mistress of the place. But with her back to the wall and led 6-2, 3-0, the Czech took advantage of a drop in speed from the boss to (almost) overturn a final very badly started... and badly finished. The Czech cracked physically at the end of the match and conceded a double fault.

Source: lefigaro

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