Iga Swiatek eases past Jasmine Paolini to win third consecutive French Open

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  • Swiatek overwhelms Italian 6-2, 6-1
  • World No 1 secures fifth grand slam title in 68 minutes

In the aftermath of Iga Swiatek’s first grand slam triumph at the Covid-ravaged French Open in the autumn of 2020, one of her primary emotions was confusion. Her victory had been so unexpected, and the subsequent rush of attention so overwhelming, that it left her with many doubts. She had to prove to herself more than anyone else that her maiden win was not a fluke and that she could establish herself as a champion on a consistent basis.

It is fair to say she has done a decent job. Swiatek continued her era of total, relentless dominance here on Saturday as she completely overwhelmed Jasmine Paolini despite the Italian’s gutsy start, closing out her third consecutive French Open title and fourth overall with an easy 6-2, 6-1 win in 68 minutes.

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Written by Tumaini Carayol at Roland Garros
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