Iga Swiatek route to the final | Pole targeting third French Open title

Jonathan Davies in French Open 12 Jun 2023

Iga Swiatek arrived at Roland Garros seeking a third French Open title in four years.

The player to beat in recent times, reigning champion Swiatek is aiming to join an exclusive group of players to successfully defend the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen.

Indeed, Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles and Justine Henin are the only women to previously do so in the Open Era.

Swiatek overcame Cristina Bucsa, Claire Liu and Wang Xinyu whilst only dropping eight games in total. The fourth round was, perhaps, even easier with Lesia Tsurenko retiring at 5-1 down inside the first set.

The Pole then powered past Coco Gauff 6-4, 6-2 in the quarter-finals, before battling past Beatriz Haddad Maia in the last four.

Karolina Muchova stands in her way of a successful defence and third title in four years.

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Iga Swiatek: Potential route to French Open final

Round Opponent
Round one beat Cristina Bucsa 6-4, 6-0
Round two beat Claire Liu 6-4, 6-0
Round three beat Wang Xinyu 6-0, 6-0
Round four beat Lesia Tsurenko 5-1 (retired)
Quarter-final beat Coco Gauff 6-4, 6-2
Semi-final beat Beatriz Haddad Maia 6-2, 7-6(7)
Final beat Karolina Muchova 6-2, 5-7, 6-4

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