Iga Swiatek and Karolina Muchova go head to head for the right to be crowned the 2023 French Open women’s…
Iga Swiatek and Karolina Muchova go head to head for the right to be crowned the 2023 French Open women’s singles champion on Saturday.
Reigning champion Swiatek is targeting her third title at Roland Garros, while first grand slam finalist Muchova is seeking her major breakthrough.
Swiatek is looking to maintain her status as world number one while becoming only the sixth player to successfully defend the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen, after Margaret Court, Chris Evert, Steffi Graf, Monica Seles and Justine Henin.
The Pole, who also triumphed at last year’s US Open, is also aiming to join Monica Seles and Naomi Osaka as one of three women in the Open Era to win each of her first four major finals.
Swiatek will certainly be the favourite to do so. The 22-year-old is now 25-2 at grand slam events since becoming world number one, and is the youngest player since Martina Hingis in 1999 to reach nine clay-court finals.
But she will not be taking anything for granted against Muchova, who has already defeated eight seed Maria Sakkari and second seed Aryna Sabalenka during her ground-breaking run to her maiden major showpiece.
The world number 43 boasts a perfect 5-0 record against top-three opponents, and could become the first woman since Svetlana Kuznetsova at this event 14 years ago to beat the world number one and world number two en route to a grand slam title.
The fourth Czech woman to reach the women’s singles final at Roland Garros during the Open Era – after Lucie Safarova, Marketa Vondrousova and Barbora Krejcikova – Muchova is looking to join Krejcikova, Jana Novotna and Petra Kvitova as her nation’s four major champion.
Doing so would see her climb into the world’s top 10 for the first time, although she is already assured of a top-20 return regardless of the result.
Play gets underway at 2pm BST on Saturday and will be contested over the best of three sets on Court Philippe-Chatrier at Roland Garros.
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