“Two years in the past, profitable this title was one thing wonderful, I would not count on it ever,” the 21-year-old mentioned throughout her on-court interview after the match.
“However this time I really feel like I labored arduous and did all the things to get right here despite the fact that it was fairly robust and the stress was huge.”
Swiatek dropped only one set on the best way to the ultimate and was largely untroubled by Gauff within the American’s first grand slam singles ultimate.
After breaking Gauff twice in the beginning of the primary set, Swiatek raced right into a Four-Zero lead earlier than wrapping up the set in simply 32 minutes.
The world No. 1 discovered herself beneath stress for the primary time within the match in the beginning of the second set when Gauff transformed her first break level and held her serve to take a 2-Zero lead.
It was solely a glimmer of hope for the 18-year-old, nonetheless, as Swiatek shortly shut the door by taking the subsequent 5 video games in a row.
Gauff was capable of maintain, however so too did Swiatek — taking the set, the match, and one other French Open title.
She has now received six consecutive tournaments in a profitable run that stretches again to February 16 when she misplaced to Jelena Ostapenko in Dubai.
“I felt the stress, I felt baggage on my shoulders, I wasn’t the underdog anymore,” she instructed NBC about getting into the match because the top-ranked participant on a profitable streak.
“I am much more pleased with that — that I might do it and make it for the second time.”
As for Gauff, she struggled for consistency towards Swiatek, hitting 23 unforced errors over the course of the match, 14 of which got here within the first set.
She was visibly emotional on the conclusion of the match, however in time will be capable of mirror on a profitable match, throughout which she did not drop a set till the ultimate.
And from Monday, Gauff will rise to a career-high place of 13th on this planet rankings.
“I do know that I will get this chance once more and I hope that I can come on high subsequent time,” she instructed NBC.
“At the moment, I actually tried my greatest to win. Clearly, I might change the outcome however the selections that I made I believed have been the proper selections within the second and I can not actually change that.”
The main focus of the ladies’s tour now turns to the grass court docket swing forward of Wimbledon, which begins on June 27.
Swiatek, who performs her greatest tennis on clay, has by no means progressed additional than the fourth spherical of Wimbledon in her two appearances there, however now seems to be prone to higher that report within the coming weeks.