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Iga Swiatek beats Coco Gauff in Paris final

Top seed Iga Swiatek underlined why she was the red-hot French Open favourite by beating Coco Gauff in straight sets to win her second Grand Slam title.

Poland's Swiatek, 21, won 6-1 6-3 against the American teenager to record her 35th straight victory - equalling the longest WTA streak this century.

Gauff, 18, was contesting a first major singles final and made a nervy start. Swiatek, who also won Roland Garros in 2020, took full advantage and went on to win her sixth successive title.

By fighting back from a break down in the second set, Swiatek won the 56th of her past 58 sets.

She also maintained her streak of winning in finals, extending that record to nine in a row.

"I try to treat a final like any other match," Swiatek said.

"That is pretty hard and kind of not possible, because there are always going to be bigger amounts of stress.

"I'm also aware that my opponents are also going to be stressed. So I try to not panic and just be less stressed than they are." (BBC)

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