(By Kyuwon Lee, MHN Sports) Defending champion Iga Sibyontek (No. 1) wore a ribbon in the colors of the flag of Ukraine, the neighboring country of her native Poland, on her hat to win the French Open tennis title.
For the second year in a row, Sibyon Tech has won the women’s singles title at the French Open tennis tournament (total prize money of 49.6 million euros ($70.6 billion)), solidifying its position as a dominant force in women’s tennis.
Sibyon Tech defeated Karolina Muhova (43rd-ranked Czech Republic) 2-1 (6-2 5-7 6-4) in the women’s singles final on day 14 of the tournament at Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, on Tuesday.
This is the first time in 16 years that a player has won back-to-back French Open women’s singles titles since Justine Ennin (BEL), who won three in a row from 2005 to 2007.
With the €2.3 million prize money 메이저사이트 ($3.09 billion in Korean won), the Frenchwoman has solidified her position as the dominant force in women’s tennis, which has been in a pre-marital state since 2017 when Serena Williams (USA) gave birth.
Sibyon Tech has won the French Open women’s singles title three times in the last four years, in 2020, 2022 and this year.
She also won the US Open last year, her fourth career major singles title.
She broke her opponent’s first service game of the first set to take a 3-0 lead, and at 5-2, she broke Mujova’s service game again to take the first set in 44 minutes.
Mujova, who was playing in her first major final, committed 14 unforced errors in the first set, nearly three times as many as Civion Tech (five).
In the second set, Muhova fought back.
It was the same story as in the first set, as Sibyon Tech jumped out to a 3-0 lead, but this time Muhova rallied to take the next three games to even the score at 3-3.
In the quarterfinals against Arina Savalenka (2nd – Belarus), Muhova also overcame a 2-5 third-set deficit and match point to reach the final.
Up 5-4, Mujova failed to hold her serve to tie the match at 5-5, but then won the next two games to become the only player in the tournament to take a set against Cibiontek.
The third set was a close affair.
For the first time in the tournament, Civion Tech fell behind 0-2, but they recovered to win two games in a row, and again Mujova broke first at 3-3, but Civion Tech responded with a break of their own.
Eventually, Sibiontech held his own at 4-4 to take a 5-4 lead and then broke Mujova’s service game to close out the 2-hour, 46-minute match.
Muhova fought well but was unable to fulfill his dream of winning his first major singles title as he dropped the final point with a double fault.
Mujova led 30-19 in winners, but she also had more unforced errors, 38-27.