Sun. Jun 23rd, 2024


French Open Women’s Singles Final: Iga Swiatek defeated Karolina Muchova.© AFP

French Open 2023 Final, Swiatek vs Muchova Highlights: World number one Iga Swiatek won her third French Open and fourth Grand Slam title on Saturday with an epic three-set victory over gallant Karolina Muchova in the final at Roland Garros. The 22-year-old Pole came through 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 to become the first woman since Justine Henin in 2007 to win back-to-back French Opens. Swiatek also won in Paris in 2020 and 2022 and added the US Open also last year. However, she achieved victory the hard way, giving up a set and 3-0 lead before twice recovering from breaks down in the decider.

Here are the Highlights of French Open 2023 Final Between Iga Swiatek vs Karolina Muchova:

  • 21:21 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: All tied once again!

    A marathon game from Iga Swaitek and it is 4-4 once again! This match has tilted both ways on occasions and the next break will surely decide the result!

  • 21:10 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Going down to the wire!

    Karolina Muchova has broken Iga Swiatek’s serve once again! It is 4-3! Can she do it? The unforced errors are going up with every game and this is the perfect chance for the challenger.

  • 21:00 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Swiatek in front!

    A break of her own and a service game means that Swiatek has taken the lead once again. 3-2 in the final set and although Muchova has not looked weak, it has been a good comeback for the World No 1.

  • 20:47 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Another break!

    Karolina Muchova has broken Iga Swiatek in the very first game of the third set and this is not looking good for the World No 1. Slight signs of frustration and a well-placed ace from Muchova has given her a massive advantage.

  • 20:40 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Comeback completed!

    Karolina Muchova has done it! 7-5 in the second set and this match is going the distance. A couple of unforced errors from Iga Swiatek along with a miraculous point for Muchova meant that this game is not over yet!

  • 20:31 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Muchova still fighting!

    The French Open final has been quite interesting in the second set and Muchova will once again be serving to take the match to the third set. What a turnaround and this will be remembered by tennis fans.

  • 20:20 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Muchova one game away from winning set!

    What a comeback! Muchova has broken once again and now she is serving for the set. It has been a resilient turnaround from the star and this will be a truly special set for her against the World No 1

  • 20:09 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Even stevens!

    Both Swiatek and Muchova won their service games and it is 4-3 advantage for the defending champion. However, the break from Muchova was very important and this can go down to the wire!

  • 19:58 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Comeback is on!

    A break and this time, it is Karolina Muchova. She broke Swiatek’s serve and it is 2-3 in the second set. A lot will depend on how he maintains this position and another break can truly change this game!

  • 19:52 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: The interesting connection!

    The official website of Roland Garros states -
    “Swiatek, the first woman since Serena Williams in 2015-2016 to win 13
    straight matches in Paris, has also regularly sought out Muchova as a training

  • 19:45 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: It is all Swaitek!

    It has been a testament to Swiatek’s talent that she has not looked uncomfortable even once in this match. She has not dropped a single set in this tournament and as it stands, there is very little chance that she will.

  • 19:41 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: One-sided affair

    6-2 in the first set and 2-0 in the first set! What domination from the World No 1!

  • 19:30 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Swiatek wins first set!

    Just 46 minutes and Iga Swiatek has won the first set 6-2. Complete domination from the defending champion and it will take something special from Muchova to come back into the match. Swiatek has favoured the crosscourt forehand as her go-to shot and the expansive play has indeed paid a lot of dividends.

  • 19:22 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Swiatek racing ahead!

    5-2 to the defending champion! She is showing no signs of slowing down right now! Muchova did win a game in between but it has been mostly one-way traffic.

  • 18:59 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Muchova fights back!

    An ace, a lobbed volley and overall good tennis – Muchova won his first game of the match and the first set is currently 3-1 in Swaitek’s favour. A good sign for the contender but the defending champion will look to finish this set fast.

  • 18:51 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Solid start!

    Swaitek held her serve brilliantly in the first game of the match and the first break followed soon enough. The World No 1 took just 7 minutes to go 2-0 in the match and this will be a tough journey for Muchova.

  • 18:42 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Let the games begin!

    It is time for the final and while Iga Swiatek will start as favourite, a lot of eyes will be on Muchova who will climb to No 16 if she loses and as high as No 10 in the rankings if she clinches the title.

  • 18:34 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: It is time!

    Time for the French Open women’s singles final! Iga Swiatek and Karolina Muchova are out in the middle and we are minutes away from the much-anticipated summit clash.

  • 18:19 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Not an easy road!

    Muchova will play in her first grand slam final. She is
    currently 43rd in the world and that will make her one one of the
    lowest-ranked women to ever compete in the final at Roland Garros.

  • 18:12 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Swiatek dominance!

    Iga Swiatek enjoys a 93.1 per cent win percentage at Roland
    Garros – only Margaret Court at the Australian Open (95.5) and Court at the
    French Open (95.2) have higher percentage at a Grand Slam.

  • 17:24 (IST)

    French Open Final Live: Welcome!

    Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the final between Iga Swiatek and Karolina Muchova!

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