On Saturday, the Polish world number one Iga Swiatek, just four days after her 21st birthday celebrated a second Roland-Garros title by winning the American Cori Gauff (23rd), 6-1 and 6-3 in the final. In 1h08.
Swiatek ended with a long return from Gauff as thunder started to rumble far away. She caused lightning to strike the court throughout the match, edging out an opponent who might have been overwhelmed by her first major final.
After Roland-Garros 2020, she has now won two Grand Slam titles. She also has a 35th win in a row.
She is also the first Roland-Garros player to have multiple titles since Serena Williams, who won her third title in 2015, and the youngest Grand Slam player to have multiple titles since Maria Sharapova (age 19, who won her 2nd Major at 2006's US Open).
Gauff, who has not lost one set in the tournament, will be able to reach his highest ranking, which is 13th in the world, on Monday.
On Sunday, she will be able to win another trophy at Roland-Garros when she plays in the finals of the ladies’ doubles with Jessica Pegula. She is playing against Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia from France.
Gauff was probably very nervous and missed her game. She gave up her service game after making three errors and then a double error and found herself trailing 4 0.
After 23 minutes, the American won her first match for 4-1.
Swiatek was able to take time to get settled, prepare his game, and build his confidence. She won the second set and took her opponent to face-off for the third in 32 minutes.
Contrary to all expectations, Gauff won the second set by winning the break to lead 2-0. Swiatek won five more games, and was then served at 5-3.
Swiatek was imperial on his serve and conceded - but lost - one break point at the beginning of the second set.
Coco Gauff committed 23 unforced mistakes, which is more at critical moments, to be a threat to her opponent.