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Alcaraz claims 1st French Open title; Swiatek cops 4th Paris crown

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Alcaraz claims 1st French Open title; Swiatek cops 4th Paris crown

Carlos Alcaraz claimed his first French Open title over Alexander Zverev, while Iga Swiatek copped her fourth crown in Paris.

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ALCARAZ CLAIMS FIRST FRENCH OPEN TITLE AFTER OUTLASTING ZVEREV

Spain’s Alcaraz, on the other hand, claimed his first French Open trophy after he outlasted Zverev, 6-3, 2-6. 5-7, 6-1, 6-2, in the men’s singles final on Sunday.

Furthermore, the world No.3 needed four hours and 19 minutes to finish off Zverev and add the Roland Garros crown to his growing trophy collection.

Alcaraz won his first major at the 2022 US Open before he claimed the Wimbledon title last year.

“Winning a Grand Slam is always special. Winning your first in every Grand Slam is always super special,” the Spaniard said.

“But in Roland Garros, knowing all the Spanish players who have won this tournament and being able to put my name on that amazing list is something unbelievable,” he added.

Interestingly, the win makes Alcaraz the youngest player to win majors on all surfaces – clay, grass, and hardcourt – as he turned 21 only in May.

SWIATEK COPS FOURTH CROWN AFTER TRASHING PAOLINI

Polish superstar Swiatek, on the other hand, copped her fourth French Open crown after trashing Jasmine Paolini, 6-2, 6-1, on Saturday.

Interestingly, the world No.1 needed just 68 minutes to finish off Paolini to become the third woman to win three straight French Open titles.

Additionally, she joins Monica Seles (1990-92) and Justine Henin (2005-07) as the only players to achieve the feat.

Overall, Swiatek has won four Roland Garros titles in five years, winning in 2020, 2022, 2023, and 2024.

The 23-year-old received her Suzanne Lenglen trophy from legend Martins Navratilova, after the match.

“I think looking at the whole situation and the fact that during the finals there is sometimes a lot of pressure, I think it was a really good match,” Swiatek said.

“It wasn’t as easy as the score says,” she added.

COCO GAUFF TEAMS UP WITH SINIAKOVA TO WIN FIRST GRAND SLAM DOUBLES TITLE

American Coco Gauff teamed up with Katerina Siniakova to win her first major doubles women’s title.

The 20-year-old and Siniakova joined forces to beat Italians Paolini and Sara Errani, 7-6(5), 6-3, in the final.

It was Gauff’s second major overall after winning the US Open women’s singles title last year.

It was a sweet finish for Gauff, who placed runner-up in women’s doubles finals at Roland Garros in 2022 and the US Open in 2021.

“Third time’s a charm. Thank you, Katerina, for playing with me,” Gauff said.

“We decided two days before the tournament to play together. Thank you to the fans. I know 11:30 Sunday morning is early for most people. It’s early for me,” she added.

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