“I think that's the only match here where I started that well. I had that at the beginning of the season, during that streak. It kind of disappeared a little bit in the second part of the season. It gave me a lot of confidence, for sure,” reflected Swiatek following the 6-2, 7-6(5) finale.
“When I was lying after the last point, I was kind of relieved that we didn't go to a third set because physically, with that stress and everything, I know that I also played some more intense matches, but still final, it's a different feeling. So many emotions that you kind of have to lay down.”
Swiatek’s third Grand Slam was built on three victories over Jessica Pegula, Aryna Sabalenka and Jabeur, taking her winning run versus Top 10 opponents to 10 matches. The very best are struggling to halt this Hall of Fame talent.
Stretching back to Roland-Garros 2020, it’s a 10th consecutive final victory for Swiatek, where the 21-year-old has clinched all 20 sets. That’s Hall of Fame consistency.