Iga Swiatek: 5 records Roland Garros champion matched or broke after latest triumph

Iga Swiatek beat Jasmine Paolini to win her third straight Roland Garros ttile (Imago/NurPhoto/Icon Sportswire)


Iga Swiatek has claimed three straight French Open titles after defeating Jasmine Paolini in the 2024 final (Credit: Imago/Icon Sportswire/Nurphoto)

Iga Swiatek: 5 records Roland Garros champion matched or broke after latest triumph

Seye Omidiora 06:39 - 09.06.2024

The World No 1 claimed a third straight French Open title and fourth overall in Saturday’s win over Jasmine Paolini.

Iga Swiatek vs Jasmine Paolini

Iga Swiatek was always favourite to notch a third straight win at Roland Garros, and the World No. 1 dispatched Italian Jasmine Paolini in just over an hour in a straight sets 6-2, 6-1 victory at Court Philippe-Chatrier. 

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Iga Swiatek beat Jasmine Paolini in the 2024 French Open final (Imago/NurPhoto)

However, the 23-year-old’s dream to win a fourth title at Roland Garros could have been over before it started when she took on the returning Naomi Osaka in the second round. 

Swiatek won the match  7-6, 1-6, 7-5 but faced match point in the third set, ultimately saved. The top seed came through despite Osaka frightening the Pole with her aggressive ball-striking and front-footed approach on Philippe-Chatrier, with that dropped set the only one lost by the dominant clay court player. 

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Iga Swiatek was given a fright by Naomi Osaka in the French Open second round (Imago/NurPhoto)

Saturday’s French Open success was Swiatek’s third consecutive victory in Paris, a fourth French Open title and fifth Grand Slam win — her only other Slam success came in the 2022 US Open.

Allied to her winning the WTA 1000 events in Madrid and Rome, the World No. 1 becomes the first woman since Serena Williams (2013) to claim all three titles in the same year

Aside from matching the retired American tennis icon, Pulse Sports have selected five of the best records Swiatek emulated on Saturday sourced from Opta

  • Iga Swiatek has become the youngest plater to secure a fourth Women's Singles title at Roland Garros — 23 years and 8 days — to eclipse Justine Henin's feat of 25 years and 8 days.
  • By defeating Jasmine Paolini, Swiatek matched Monica Seles' feat of winning all her first five Grand Slam finals.
  • Swiatek's four French Open titles have come in her first six appearances in Paris, equalling Margaret Court (Australian Open) and Chris Evert (French Open) who previously achieved the same.
  • Swiatek saving a match point in her second-round win over Naomi Osaka means the eventual Women's Singles champion has done so four times since 1975, matching Serena Williams (two saved in the 2003 Australian Open), Jennifer Capriati (four saved in the 2002 Australian Open) and Martina Navratilova (three saved in the 1986 US Open).
  • By dropping 11 games from the round of 16 onwards, Swiatek has become the player to lose the joint-fewest games from that stage — level with Navratilova (1983 US Open) and Evert (1976 US Open).

What comes next for Swiatek?

It remains to be seen how the World No. 1 handles the crossover to grass season before Wimbledon (July 1-14) before returning to Paris for the Olympics, seeking to claim gold for Poland in the tennis event.