Hello, sports fans! We have thrilling news from the French Open.

In a highly anticipated second-round match on the women’s side, World No. 1 Iga Swiatek faced off against four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka. Swiatek, carrying a 15-match winning streak at Roland Garros and a 13-match winning streak overall, came into the match as the favorite.

Under the roof of Court Philippe-Chatrier, due to rain suspending play on the outside courts, Swiatek and Osaka delivered a spectacular showdown. Swiatek, the two-time defending champion, fought off a match point to secure her 16th consecutive win at the French Open with a score of 7-6 (7-1), 1-6, 7-5.

Swiatek Triumphs Over Osaka in French Open Showdown

Reflecting on her victory, Swiatek said, ‘My mind was flying around sometimes and when I was really under this biggest pressure, I was able to focus more and play better and really not think about what the score is or that I’m really close to losing, so I just kept going forward and I hope that my game is going to get better because of that.’

Osaka, now ranked No. 134 and a 26-year-old mother, delivered powerful serves throughout the match, clocking in at 117 to 119 mph, with one reaching 120 mph. She also knocked out eight aces compared to Swiatek’s zero.

In terms of stats, Swiatek made 37 winners against 32 unforced errors, while Osaka recorded 54 winners against 38 unforced errors.

With this win, Swiatek improved her record to 17-0 in the first three rounds at the French Open, a tournament she previously won in 2020, 2022, and 2023. She is also coming off a dominant performance at the Italian Open, where she didn’t drop a set and lost only 12 games combined in the semifinals and finals against Coco Gauff and Aryna Sabalenka.

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