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French Open: Iga Swiatek sends stylish message to Coco Gauff after victory

Iga Swiatek beat Coco Gauff within the French Open last (Picture: Getty)

Iga Swiatek has promised Coco Gauff that she’s going to discover future Grand Slam success regardless of being thrashed within the French Open last.

Swiatek received her second Roland Garros title after brushing apart her American opponent 6-1, 6-3 on Saturday.

The Pole was in cruel kind, sinking Gauff on Court docket Philippe Chatrier in simply over an hour.

Gauff, 18, appeared devastated by the end result and sat in her pitchside chair in tears.

However the teen smiled as Swiatek delivered a sometimes fashionable speech, assuring her success on the most important stage was not distant.

The French Open ladies’s champion mentioned: “Initially I wish to congratulate you since you are doing an amazing job. I see that each month.

“You’re at all times making progress, principally, and after I was your age I had my first yr on the highway and I had no thought what I used to be doing. That is how you’ll find it and you can be there. I’m certain.’

Swiatek was the favourite going into the finals after dominating the ladies’s tour this season and successful 5 straight titles.

Nonetheless, Gauff was anticipated to place up a robust battle having defeated the likes of Sloane Stephens and Elise Mertens within the earlier rounds of the event.

Swiatek got here out firing and broke her opponent within the very first sport earlier than operating away with the title.

The 21-year-old was delighted along with her second Roland Garros win within the final three years, including throughout her on-pitch interview: “Profitable this title two years in the past was one thing superb that I by no means anticipated. This time I labored onerous to get right here.

Iga Swiatek
Swiatek was delighted along with her second French Open title (Picture: Getty)

“Because of all of the followers for coming, all these Polish flags I can see over there. It’s good to have you ever and to lean on you in my most tough moments.

“It’s at all times an amazing ambiance right here and I’m additional motivated each time I come right here.

“I additionally wished to say one thing to Ukraine to remain sturdy as a result of the battle continues to be there. Ever because it began I’m hoping after I’ll do the following one [tournament] the state of affairs is getting higher, however I’ll nonetheless have hope. Thanks guys and see you subsequent yr.’

In the meantime, an emotional Gauff mentioned: “That is my first time so I’ll attempt to get via this.

“Congratulations Iga, what you may have achieved over the previous few months has been unbelievable. Hopefully we will play a number of finals and in the future I can win in opposition to you.

“I wish to thank my crew. I’m sorry I didn’t make it at present. However thanks guys for at all times supporting me. Hopefully this would be the first of many finals. I recognize you all, you may have helped me a lot this yr.

“Thanks guys [in the crowd] who supported me even after I was on the bottom. Even after I had no match factors you guys cheered me on and meaning so much so actually thanks.”

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