French Open 2023: Iga Swiatek beats Beatriz Haddad Maia to set up final vs Karolina Muchova


By India Today Sports Desk: World number one Iga Swiatek has stormed into the 2023 French Open Final following her straight sets win over Brazil’s Beatriz Haddad Maia at the Court Philippe-Chatrier.

Swiatek beat Haddad Maia 6-2, 7-6 (7) to register her third final appearance at Roland Garros. The 22-year-old will be looking to defend her French Open crown, having won the title last year and in 2020 as well. The Pole will face Czech Republic Karolina Muchova in the final of the tournament on June 10.

Earlier in the tournament, Swiatek beat Cristina Bucsa 6-4, 6-0 in the first round, before overcoming USA’s Claire Liu by the same score in round two. In the next round, the Pole thrashed China’s Wang Xinyu 6-0, 6-0, before getting a walkover by Ukraine’s Lesia Tsurenko in the round of 16. Swiatek then beat sixth seed and last year’s runner-up Coco Gauff 6-4, 6-2 in the quarter-final to set up her semi-finals clash against Haddad Maia.

Last year, Swiatek defeated Gauff in the French Open final to lift her second Grand Slam, before winning the 2022 US Open. She will now be looking to get her hands on her fourth Grand Slam title when she meets Muchova on Saturday.



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