French Open 2022 LIVE: Result as Iga Swiatek wins second title with straight-sets victory over Coco Gauff

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The French Open 2022 has reached its concluding weekend and American star Coco Gauff is aiming to become the first woman in over 20 years to win both the women’s singles and doubles competitions at Roland Garros in the same year. Back in 2000, Mary Pierce achieved the rare feat; this time Gauff is hoping to do so with the aid of Jessica Pegula in the doubles final on Sunday. Before that, though, her task is enormously difficult in the singles final today: standing in her way is world No1 Iga Swiatek.

Two years ago the Pole triumphed in this arena as a teenager and, now aged 21, she is bidding for a second Grand Slam title after reaching the Australian Open semis earlier this year. Swiatek didn’t drop a set in either the quarter-finals or semis, dispatching the aforementioned Pegula and Daria Kasatkina in those rounds en route to the final today.

Gauff beat compatriot Sloane Stephens in the last eight and Italian Martina Trevisan in the semis, to reach a first-ever Grand Slam singles final of her career. Follow all the action live below as Swiatek and Gauff bid to win the French Open:

Iga Swiatek vs Coco Gauff

  • Swiatek wins 6-1, 6-3 in just over an hour to take her second French Open title

  • Swiatek takes the opening set 6-1 in just 33 minutes

  • Gauff fought hard but defeated in her first grand slam final

Iga Swiatek wins the French Open!

15:24 , Michael Jones

Another remarkable display from Iga Swiatek who sweeps aside Coco Gauff to claim the French Open title.


Iga Swiatek wins the French Open!

15:21 , Michael Jones

A 6-1 6-3 straight set victory over American Coco Gauff sees the world no. 1 claim the grand slam title for the second time having also won here in 2020.

She’s equalled Venus Williams’ record of 35 consecutive wins as well!

Excellent display from the 21-year-old.

Swiatek* 6-1, 5-3 Gauff

15:17 , Michael Jones

Great hold from Coco Gauff! Iga Swiatek forced her to deuce but the American didn’t give an inch and stopped the Pole’s run of wins.

Swiatek will be serving for the championship now though.

Swiatek 6-1, 5-2 Gauff*

15:14 , Michael Jones

The crowd is backing Coco Gauff as she prepares to serve to stay in the match. A wide serve to the forehand first up sees Swiatek whip it wide of the court.

But, Gauff follows it up for two errors of her own to tip the game in favour of the Pole. 15-30.

Swiatek 6-1, 5-2 Gauff*

15:12 , Michael Jones

If there’s a slight chink in Swiatek’s armour it’s with her backhand returns. She’s made double the amount of unforced errors trying to play that shot compared to Gauff.

The other skills on display from the Pole have more than been able to make up for it though and her power is exceptional.

From 15-30 down, she wins the next three points to take the game.

Swiatek* 6-1, 4-2 Gauff

15:08 , Michael Jones

Iga Swiatek is imperious when faced with Coco Gauff’s second serve. She’s thundering it back with backhand’s down the line. Another game goes the way of the Pole and the second set has swung in her favour.

Swiatek 6-1, 3-2 Gauff*

15:04 , Michael Jones

Swiatek took back that momentum and she’s running with it. Three games on the bounce - the most recent to love - and the world no. 1 is in front for the first time in the second set.

What a response.

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Swiatek* 6-1, 2-2 Gauff

15:02 , Michael Jones

A double fault from Gauff gifts Swiatek two break points but she only needs one and forces another error from the teenager to move back on level terms in the second set.

Swiatek has wrestled back the momentum.

Swiatek 6-1, 1-2 Gauff*

15:01 , Michael Jones

Pressure on Gauff. Swiatek moves 0-30 up against the serve but the American holds her ground on the baseline and batters a backhand winner past the world no. 1.


Swiatek 6-1, 1-2 Gauff*

14:58 , Michael Jones

Swiatek gets on the board! The World no. 1 closes out her service game and will believe she can get back into this set. Gauff needs to hold to maintain the pressure on the top seed.

Swiatek* 6-1, 0-2 Gauff

14:57 , Michael Jones

Dominant stuff from Iga Swiatek who targets the seeming weakness of Gauff’s forehand to win the first two points of her service. Gauff responds with a fine backhanded drop shot and fist pumps the air.

She’s up for this match now. 30-15.

Swiatek* 6-1, 0-2 Gauff

14:54 , Michael Jones

Coco Gauff started slowly but she’s right in the game now! She holds serve and takes a 2-0 lead in the second. If she holds the rest of her service games the set will be hers.

The pressure is on Iga Swiatek.

Swiatek 6-1, 0-1 Gauff*

14:52 , Michael Jones

The noise level is going up as Coco Gauff serves down an ace followed by an error into the net from Swiatek. The crowd sense that the match is turning in favour of the American.

She moves to 30-love in her first service game of the second set.

Swiatek 6-1, 0-1 Gauff*

14:51 , Michael Jones

Here’s a chance for Gauff! She takes advantage of some loose serves from Swiatek and latches onto the second serves. Gauff works her way up to 15-40 before a wild swipe from Swiatek’s forehand gives her the opening game!

Just the start she needed to the second set.

Swiatek* 6-1, 0-0 Gauff

14:48 , Michael Jones

A new set, some new balls and a new racquet for Coco Gauff.

Iga Swiatek to serve and she goes long in the opening rally to gift the first point of the second set to the teenager.

Swiatek 6-1 Gauff

14:45 , Michael Jones

There’s the set! It’s a bruising start to this final for Coco Gauff as Iga Swiatek takes the first set after just 32 minutes.

It’s gone now though and the American has to come back with purpose and desire in the the second set.


Swiatek 5-1 Gauff*

14:43 , Michael Jones

Gauff wins the battle of the drop shots with a passing backhand winner before Swaitek peppers her forehand to claim the next point in the game.

Another forehand error from the American puts Swiatek in front though and she’s now two points away from claiming the first set.

Swiatek 5-1 Gauff*

14:40 , Michael Jones

It’s another game for Iga Swiatek who moves within one of the first set but there are encouraging signs for Coco Gauff. She’s staying in rallies, working Swiatek around the court but the Pole is just playing better tennis.

She wins the game with a forehand winner that bounces right on the line.

Swiatek* 4-1 Gauff

14:39 , Michael Jones

The crowd at Roland-Garros quite like Iga Swiatek but she’s the heavy favourite to win this match and they are getting behind every point that Coco Gauff wins.

The teenager squeezes ahead on Swiatek’s serve 15-30 but the Pole responds with a serve right on the centre line to win the next point as Gauff hooks her return wide.

Swiatek* 4-1 Gauff

14:35 , Michael Jones

A loud cheer goes up on Philipper Chatrier as Coco Gauff gets her first game on the board. She came through the most recent test from Swiatek and held serve.

Swiatek 4-0 Gauff*

14:34 , Michael Jones

Iga Swiatek is targetting the forehand of Coco Gauff with top spin on her shots. The American has made a few unforced errors including two double faults.

It’s not quite clicking for her yet but she’s fighting hard. 40-30 in the fifth game.

Swiatek 4-0 Gauff*

14:31 , Michael Jones

No nonsense stuff from Iga Swiatek who storms to a 40-0 lead in her next service game before Gauff replies with a fine forehand winner.

Swiatek takes the next point though and holds after her second break.

Swiatek* 3-0 Gauff

14:28 , Michael Jones

This felt like a big game for Coco Gauff. She needed to hold to keep Iga Swiatek within touching distance but the world no. 1 finally secures her break on the fifth time of asking!

It’s a long way back for Gauff in this set now. Can she immediately break back?


Swiatek 2-0 Gauff*

14:24 , Michael Jones

Gauff works her way back to deuce but a rushed forehand smash goes over the back to give Swiatek a third chance to break.

The pole dances up to the net and Gauff smokes a shot to the body that’s awkward for the top seed who attempts a drop shot but overhits it.

Back to deuce.

Swiatek 2-0 Gauff*

14:22 , Michael Jones

Coco Gauff has been a bit of a slow starter in her last couple of matches and she’s under pressure again here. There is no room for error against the world no. 1 who is already up to speed with the game.

The pole moves to 15-40 and sets up another two break points. Coco Gauff needs to hold here.

Swiatek* 2-0 Gauff

14:20 , Michael Jones

Swiatek holds! Throughout this tournament Iga Swiatek has had the uncanny ability to land her first serves when the pressure is on. She does so here at 40-40.

The first one is an ace to Gauff’s forehand before a rapid serve wide to the backhand sets up an easy winner to the opposite side of the court.

Swiatek takes the second game.

Swiatek* 1-0 Gauff

14:18 , Michael Jones

This is equally as good from Swiatek! She forces Gauff behind the baseline and steps up to the net, Gauff almost squeezes one past her but at full stretch Swiatek volleys the ball back over the net for a beautiful drop shot to draw level at 30-30.

Swiatek* 1-0 Gauff

14:17 , Michael Jones

Oh yes! A decent serve is flicked back by Coco Gauff and Iga Swiatek opens up the far side of the court with a strong forehand. Gauff gets to the ball and rattles it back down the line for a passing winner!

15-30 in the second game.

Swiatek 1-0 Gauff*

14:14 , Michael Jones

Work to do early on for Coco Gauff as she falls behind 15-40. Swiatek has two break points and only needs one as Gauff belts a return well over the back of the court.

The Pole has started the quicker of the two players. It’s an early break of serve for her.

Swiatek 0-0 Gauff*

14:12 , Michael Jones

Coco Gauff to serve first. An opening rally sees Iga Swiatek hugging the baseline and firing powerful shots back at the American. Gauff holds her own for a while before firing one into the net.

0-15 as the first point goes to the world no. 1.

Swiatek vs Gauff

14:11 , Michael Jones

The warm-ups are done. Coco Gauff takes on a few fluids and the 2022 Women’s singles French Open final is about to get underway.

Swiatek vs Gauff

14:07 , Michael Jones

This is the third time these to players have met. The first was on clay in Rome last year with Swiatek winning in straight sets. The next time came in Miami and the Pole was victorious once again.

Will it be third time lucky for Coco Gauff?

Swiatek vs Gauff

14:05 , Michael Jones

The players make their way out onto Court Philippe-Chatrier. Coco Gauff strides out first, followed by Iga Swiatek.

There’s smiles on both player’s faces, this should be a cracking final.

Swiatek talks reaching the final and her winning streak

14:01 , Michael Jones

“Being able to be in the final again, it’s great, especially when I didn’t know actually how I’m gonna play here after so many tournaments that I played,” said Swiatek,

“It seemed kind of obvious for me that the streak may come to an end soon. So I just wanted to take it step by step. I didn’t have any exact goals on this tournament.

“Just seeing how my game is developing every match, it’s something that’s giving me a lot of hope, and I’m just proud of myself.”

Gauff’s route to the final

13:57 , Michael Jones

Coco Gauff has not lost a set all tournament and has been phenomenally consistent throughout the campaign so far.

First round beat Rebecca Marino 7-5 6-0

Second round beat Alison van Uytvanck 6-1 7-6 (7-4)

Third round beat Kaia Kanepi 6-3 6-4

Fourth round beat Elise Mertens 6-4 6-0

Quarter-final beat Sloane Stephens 7-5 6-2

Semi-final beat Martina Trevisan 6-3 6-1

Swiatek’s route to the final

13:53 , Michael Jones

Iga Swiatek has had an incredible run to the final. Only dropping one set across all six rounds so far.

First round beat Lesia Tsurenko 6-2 6-0

Second round beat Alison Riske 6-0 6-2

Third round beat Danka Kovinic 6-3 7-5

Fourth round beat Zheng Qinweng 6-7 (5-7) 6-0 6-2

Quarter-final beat Jessica Pegula 6-3 6-2

Semi-final beta Daria Kasatkina 6-2 6-1

Swiatek vs Gauff

13:49 , Michael Jones

Iga Swiatek is on a 34-match unbeaten streak and has won her last eight finals including five titles this year alone.

Can Coco Gauff defeat her today and win the French Open title?

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Gauff credits family for new perspective

13:45 , Michael Jones

On the eve of the 2022 French Open final, Coco Gauff spoke openly about how she "wanted to win too much" during the earlier part of her career which led to her putting "way too much pressure" on herself.

She explained that her family and those close people around her helped to change her view of life and to look beyond tennis.

"I feel like I put myself in a bubble to the point where it was like tennis, tennis, tennis, tennis," she said. "Talking to my family in general, my grandmother is always like there is more to life than this.

"Since I was younger my dad told me I could change the world with my racquet. He didn’t mean that by just playing tennis. He meant speaking out on issues like this."

Gauff speaks out on gun violence

13:41 , Michael Jones

Following her victory over Martina Trevisan in the semi-finals Coco Gauff was prompted to sign the camera lens and she used the opportunity to call out gun violence in the United States following the most recent school shooting.

She wrote “Peace” and “End Gun Violence” on the lense before later explaining her decision saying:

“Since I was younger… my dad told me I could change the world with my racquet. He didn’t mean that by just playing tennis. He meant speaking out on issues like this,

“The first thing my dad said to me after I got off court [was] I’m proud of you and I love what you wrote on the camera.”

‘I knew I was going to face Iga Swiatek in a final one day’ says Gauff

13:37 , Michael Jones

Coco Gauff believes she was destined to meet Iga Swiatek in the French Open final – although maybe not so early in her career.

Gauff, 18, is through to her first grand slam final where she will take on world number one Swiatek on Saturday.

The pair know each other through their time in the junior ranks, and almost met in the Roland Garros girls’ final four years ago.

Gauff, who won that title, explained: “I was actually preparing to play her in the final, and then she had a match point against my usual doubles partner, Caty McNally.

“Caty saved a match point against her and I ended up playing Caty in the final.”

Coco Gauff: I knew I was going to face Iga Swiatek in a final one day

New mindset could unlock Gauff’s true potential

13:30 , Michael Jones

Coco Gauff has shone this week to break through since her meteoric rise in 2019, she is yet to drop a set in this year’s tournament and has spent the past three years building on her eye-catching performances at Wimbledon.

The 18-year-old says her change in perspective will help her try to end Iga Swiatek’s superb 34-match unbeaten run and claim a grand slam title for the first time.

“Enjoy life. No matter how good or bad my career is, I think I’m a great person.” She explained about her new outlook on tennis.

“That’s a message for all the young players out there that your results, your job or how much money you make doesn’t define you as a person. As long as you love yourself, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.”

Swiatek preparing for the final

13:26 , Michael Jones

Swiatek thoughts on Gauff

13:22 , Michael Jones

Iga Swiatek turned 21 earlier this week and is just three years older that her opponent today. She believes that Coco Gauff could be a potential rival for years to come.

The pair met earlier this year at Miami Open in a match that Swiatek won in straight sets.

"I’m pretty happy that she’s doing well, because I think she’s also had a huge amount of pressure in her life, and being always like the youngest one and the one that is supposed to be the future, it must have been tough,” Swiatek said when describing Gauff.

“From what I see on court, she’s developing every year basically. When I see her, I tend to forget that she’s 18. She’s playing really consistent. You can see her progressing, and I think that’s the most important thing.”

Coco Gauff shuts out noise to reach first grand slam final at French Open

13:15 , Michael Jones

Coco Gauff managed to shut out the noise to reach her first grand slam final at the French Open.

The American teenager, who burst onto the scene at Wimbledon as a 15-year-old when she reached the fourth round in 2019, beat ear-splitting Italian Martina Trevisan 6-3 6-1.

It was a coming-of age performance from Gauff, now 18, who will face 20-year-old top seed Iga Swiatek in a fresh-faced final.

“I’m a little bit in shock right now,” said Gauff.

Coco Gauff shuts out noise to reach first grand slam final at French Open

Iga Swiatek eases into French Open final after getting fired up by Led Zeppelin

13:07 , Michael Jones

Iga Swiatek listened to Led Zeppelin before taking her next step on the stairway to tennis heaven.

The world number one and hot title favourite put in a heavy metal performance to rock Russian Daria Kasatkina and reach the French Open final.

Swiatek, 21, won 6-2 6-1 in just 64 minutes of a one-sided semi on Court Philippe-Chatrier.

She said: “I try to treat every match the same way, and if I realise this is one of the most important matches of the season it stresses me out.”

Iga Swiatek eases into French Open final after getting fired up by Led Zeppelin

‘I try to be proactive’ says Swiatek

13:00 , Michael Jones

Iga Swiatek is a quick starter. She’s broken her opponent’s serve in their first service game in all six of her matches in Paris and often overwhelms her opponents through sheer power.

It took her just over an hour to defeat Daria Kasatkina in straight sets in her semi-final and there is no doubt she is the toughest opponent to face in a final.

Victory for the 21-year-old will see Swiatek match Venus Williams for the longest winning streak on the WTA Tour in the 21st century with 35 consecutive wins.

"I want to start with being proactive and put pressure on my opponents because I know how it feels," Swiatek told the BBC "I try to be aware that my opponent is also going to be stressed and realise that I have nothing to lose."


Gauff relaxed ahead of French Open final

12:52 , Michael Jones

Coco Gauff says she has shaken off the pressure she felt as a 15-year-old and is ready to win a first Grand Slam against heavy top seed Iga Swiatek in the French Open final.

Gauff first broke through by reaching the fourth round at Wimbledon in 2019 - a run which included a victory over Venus Williams on her main draw debut.

"I think there’s a fine line between believing in yourself and almost pushing yourself too much," said Gauff, who believes she tried too hard to win back then and is taking a more relaxed approach now she is older.

"If I do lift the trophy, honestly, I don’t think my life is going to change really. The people who love me are still going to love me regardless if I lift the trophy or not."

Roger Federer and Serena Williams not included on entry lists for Wimbledon

12:45 , Michael Jones

Roger Federer and Serena Williams have not been included in the entry lists for this month’s Wimbledon.

Organisers have published the lists ahead of the year’s third Grand Slam, which begins on June 27, and neither eight-time men’s champion Federer or seven-time women’s winner Williams feature.

But both players could still appear at SW19 as wild-card entries, with those yet to be announced.

Organisers said on Wimbledon’s official website: “Wild cards for the Qualifying Competition and Main Draw events will be announced shortly before The Championships 2022.”

Roger Federer and Serena Williams not included on entry lists for Wimbledon

Gauff attempting to emulate Serena

12:37 , Michael Jones

18-year-old Coco Gauff is playing in her first French Open final and is looking to emulate Serena Williams by becoming the youngest American to win a grand slam since Williams lifted the US Open trophy in 1999.

Gauff, who won the junior title at Roland-Garros in 2018 spoke about facing Iga Swiatek - the world no. 1 - in the final saying: “I’m really happy to play her specifically because I always wanted to play her in a final, and I knew it was going to happen eventually, even in juniors, just from the way our games were both projecting. I just didn’t think it would happen so soon.”

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French Open 2022 Women’s singles final

12:30 , Michael Jones

World No. 1 Iga Swiatek will look to cement her place at the top of the women’s game with a second French Open title and a record equalling 35th straight win as she faces Coco Gauff, who is playing in her first grand slam final at Roland Garros today.

Swiatek, 21, has so far delivered on her reputation as the sport’s most dominant player but is set to face a challenge from the 18-year-old Gauff, who is enjoying her best run at a major since bursting onto the scene at Wimbledon three years ago.

“Being able to be in the final again, it’s great, especially when I didn’t know actually how I’m gonna play here after so many tournaments that I played,” said Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champion. “It seemed kind of obvious for me that the streak may come to an end soon. So I just wanted to take it step by step. I didn’t have any exact goals on this tournament.”