Polish tennis superstar Iga Świątek wins French Open, bagging €2.3 million

By Grzegorz Adamczyk
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The 22-year-old Polish tennis superstar Iga Świątek secured her third career victory at the French Open Grand Slam on Saturday, marking her fourth triumph in a Grand Slam event.

Świątek defeated Czechia’s Karolina Muchova over three sets in the final with a score of 6-2, 5-7, 6-4.

Having not dropped a set throughout the tournament, Świątek faced a challenging opponent in the Czech player, and it took nearly three hours of intense battle for the world’s top-ranked female tennis player to emerge victorious.

In 2020, Świątek triumphed in Paris, and in 2022 once again in the capital of France and New York. Under the guidance of coach Tomasz Wiktorowski, she became the first player since 2007 to defend the title on the Roland-Garros courts, a feat previously achieved by Justine Henin 16 years ago.

As is customary, the French Open final carries both great prestige and substantial financial rewards. Świątek is set to receive €2.3 million for her championship, while Muchova will be awarded half this amount.

The semi-finalists, Beatriz Haddad Maia and Aryna Sabalenka, each received €630,000 for their performances.

Świątek’s victory in Paris solidifies her position as the WTA ranking leader, a status she is expected to maintain at least until the beginning of July. This triumph has also significantly boosted her earnings on the court this year to over €17.6 million.

Looking ahead, there are still numerous titles and opportunities for financial success in store for Świątek, including the upcoming Grand Slam tournaments Wimbledon and the U.S. Open, as well as the highly anticipated WTA Finals.

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