Iga Świątek from Poland defends her French Open singles title, scoring her third championship title in four years after defeating Karolina Muchova from Czech Republic in three tough sets in the final in Paris.

For the third time in four years, Iga Świątek has won the French Open Singles. Fans and analysts had nothing but praise for Świątek’s effort and resilience in Saturday’s final and throughout the entire tournament.

The 22 year-old Pole could not contain her emotions when she finally saw off an unexpectedly severe challenge from Czech Karolina Muchova to retain her 100 percent record in Major finals.

Świątek is the eighth woman in the Open Era with at least three French Open titles. She joins a group that includes Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Justine Henin, Margaret Court, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Monica Seles and Serena Williams.

Światek is currently the best in the women’s game and she joins Monica Seles and Naomi Osaka as the only players to win their first four Grand Slam finals. She is also the youngest since Serena Williams to reach that number.

Swiatek’s first attempt to lift the trophy went wrong when the lid fell off and had to be retrieved but she raised it high above her head on the second try.

Świątek’s next test in a grand-slam tournament will be at Wimbledon starting on July 3. It’s the only one of the four major events she hasn’t at least reached the semifinal in her career.

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