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Iga Swiatek, Queen of Clay and 5-Time Major Champion, By the Numbers

Iga Swiatek, Queen of Clay and 5-Time Major Champion, By the Numbers

By Chris Oddo | @TheFanChild | Wednesday June 5, 2024

Paris – Iga Swiatek turned 23 on May 31st, and eight days later the Pole became a five-time champion at Roland-Garros with her 6-2, 6-1 victory over Jasmine Paolini in Saturday’s final on Court Philippe-Chatrier.

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Let’s run through some of the key the numbers that define Swiatek’s succes at this stage of her career.

3 – By winning in Paris this year, Swiatek has become the first woman to complete a Paris three-peat since Justine Henin in 2007. The World No.1 is the third player to ever achieve that feat, with Monica Seles (1990-1992) also on the list.

Swiatek is also the first woman to complete the Madrid-Rome-RG triple since Serena Williams in 2013.

4 – By winning her fourth Roland-Garros title Swiatek moves into a tie with Justine Henin on the all-time women’s singles title list in Paris. Only two players – Chris Evert (7) and Steffi Graf (6) – have more.

Chris Evert, 7
Steffi Graf, 6
Justine Henin, 4
Iga Swiatek, 4
Monica Seles, 3
Serena Williams, 3
Margaret Court, 3
Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 3
23 – By winning her fourth Roland-Garros title at the age of 23, Swiatek is the youngest player in history to achieve that feat. No other woman has recorded their fourth title on the Parisian clay before turning 25.

5 – By winning her fifth major title, Swiatek moves into a tie for 11th on the all-time women’s singles Grand Slam list with Maria Sharapova. The Polish star is the sixth youngest woman in Open Era history to win a fifth major title. Monica Seles: 18 Years, 54 Days Martina Hingis: 18 Years, 122 Days Steffi Graf: 19 Years, 88 Days Serena Williams: 21 Years, 121 Days Chris Evert: 21 Years, 193 Days Iga Swiatek: 23 Years, 8 Days 17 – Number of games Swiatek lost in her final five matches at Roland-Garros, which equals the number of games she lost in her second-round match against Naomi Osaka.

1 – Number of match points that Swiatek saved en route to the title. The World No.1 becomes the fourth woman in history to save a match point en route to winning the title. Iga Swiatek: 2023 French Open d. Naomi Osaka R2
Barbora Krejcikova: 2021 French Open, d. Maria Sakkari, SF
Naomi Osaka: 2021 Australian Open, d. Garbine Muguruza, R4
Caroline Wozniacki: 2018 Australian Open, d. Jana Fett, R2
Angelique Kerber: 2016 Australian Open, d. Misaki Doi, R1
Li Na: 2014 Australian Open, d. Lucie Safarova, R3
Serena Williams: 2009 Wimbledon, d. Elena Dementieva, SF
Venus Williams: 2005 Wimbledon, d. Lindsay…

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