Day 14 Live: Swiatek clinches second RG crown

 - Reem Abulleil

Join us on a busy Saturday where 12 champion's trophies are up for grabs including women's singles

Iga Swiatek, Roland-Garros 2022, Simple Dames, Finale, Nicolas Gouhier / FFT

Top seed Iga Swiatek claimed her second Roland-Garros title in three years with a dominant 6-1, 6-3 victory over American teenager Coco Gauff, extending her mind-blowing winning streak to 35 matches.

Swiatek has now won her last nine consecutive finals in straight sets and is the first woman since Justine Henin in 2007/2008 to clinch six titles in a row.


No stopping Diede the Great

Diede de Groot successfully defended her Roland-Garros title by defeating her long-time rival Yui Kamiji 6-4, 6-1 in a rematch of last year's final.

The Dutchwoman picked up her 14th Grand Slam singles trophy, and third on Parisian clay, by besting Kamiji for a 10th consecutive time.

The victory extended De Groot's ongoing winning streak to 18 matches and she has now triumphed in her last six majors in a row.

Saturday witnessed the first time a wheelchair tennis final took place on Court Philippe-Chatrier.

"This is exactly what wheelchair tennis needs," said De Groot during the trophy ceremony.

An 8th RG title for Shingo

Japanese No.2 seed Shingo Kunieda battled for two hours and 41 minutes before getting the better of Argentina's No.3 Gustavo Fernandez 6-2, 5-7, 7-5 in front of a buoyant Court 14 crowd to win Roland-Garros for an eighth time in singles, and first since 2018.

The 38-year-old Kunieda now owns 27 Grand Slam singles titles and will be back on court later today for the doubles final alongside Fernandez against Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid.

Shingo Kunieda, Roland Garros 2022, men's wheelchair singles final© Pauline Ballet/FFT

Home triumph for Debru

Gabriel Debru became the 14th French player to win the boys' singles title at Roland-Garros thanks to a 7-6(5), 6-3 victory over Belgium's Gilles Arnaud Bailly in a two-hour tussle on Court Simonne-Mathieu.

The 16-year-old Debru's triumph has come on the heels of Luca van Assche's juniors victory in Paris last year, which makes it the first time France has had back-to-back boys' champions since 1974-75.


Gabriel Debru, Roland Garros 2022, boys' singles semi-final© Nicolas Gouhier/FFT

Another Czech success story

No.9 Lucie Havlickova became the fifth Czech to win the girls' singles title at Roland-Garros courtesy of a 6-3, 6-3 result against Argentina's Solana Sierra on Court Simonne-Mathieu on Saturday.

The 17-year-old follows the footsteps of her compatriot Linda Noskova, who claimed the girls' crown here 12 months ago, ending a 43-year drought for Czech players in girls' singles on Paris' terre battue.

Havlickova is due back on court later today to contest the girls' doubles final alongside her compatriot Sara Bejlek against Czech teen Nikola Bartunkova and Switzerland's Celine Naef.


Lucie Havlickova, Solana Sierra, finale, simple filles, Roland-Garros 2022©Loïc Wacziak / FFT