Iga Swiatek beats Jasmine Paolini to retain French Open women’s title – as it happened

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French Open win:

French Open Final. “ To dream,” she told the crowd after winning her semi-final, “is the most important thing in sport.”

Trivia fact – both finalists speak Polish, as Paolini’s mother has Polish heritage and spoke Polish to her at home.

Tennis Channel: “Iga Swiatek is as big a favorite as you could possibly be in a Grand Slam final.

Naomi Osaka did test her properly in the third round, losing 7-6, 1-6, 7-5, something to give a glimmer of hope to Paolini. Here is Tuamaini Carayol’s report of that game:

Good afternoon! Welcome to our coverage of the women’s singles final between Iga Swiatek and Jasmine Paolini in Paris. The No. 1 seed’s arrival in the final is no surprise – the queen of clay has been in majestic form since coming back from match point against Naomi Osaka in the third round, and is now on course to become only the third woman to win three successive French titles in the open era – after Justine Henin. and Monica Seles

Paolini’s position the other side of the net is more of an eye-opener, having never previously gone beyond the second round in Paris. At 28, she is finally finding her wings. Can she overturn the odds and defeat Swiatek? We will find out soon.

Play starts at 2pm BST.

Source: theguardian.com

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