Cibiontech ‘Queen of Rolangaros’ for second year in a row…2-1 win over Mujova in 2 hours, 46 minutes of action


World No. 1 Iga Szibiontek (22-POL) has been crowned Queen of Roland Garros for the second consecutive year.

On Tuesday afternoon (local time) 안전놀이터 at the Stade Roland Garros in Paris, France, the world number one held off a late surge from world number 43 Karolina Muhova (26, Czech Republic) to win the Roland Garros 2023 women’s singles final 2-1 (6-2, 5-7, 6-4). It was her fourth Grand Slam women’s singles title. It lasted two hours and 46 minutes.

She took home €2.3 million ($3.09 billion) in prize money.

She hadn’t dropped a set in the tournament until the semifinals, but she hit a rough patch today, dropping two sets.

Sibyon-Tech previously won the French Open final in June last year, defeating 18-year-old Coco Gauff (USA) 2-0 (6-1, 6-3). She won her first career Grand Slam women’s singles title at the 2020 French Open. She also won the US Open last year. She has held the world No. 1 ranking for 14 months since April last year.

Sibyontek used her trademark power tennis to push Muhova from the first set onwards and wrapped up the set in 48 minutes.

In the second set, he looked to be in control early on, unleashing powerful strokes left and right to take a 3-0 lead. However, Mujova rallied to take the next three games, leaving Cibionte in trouble.

With the score at 3-3 and a double fault at 30-40 on his own serve, Cibionte fell behind for the first time at 3-4. Then, trailing 4-5, Civion Tech broke Mujova’s service game to make it 5-5.

However, Sibiontech broke his own service game and lost the next Mujova service game. He eventually lost 5-7.

In the third set, Cibiontech fell behind 0-2 in the game due to the early Muhova momentum. However, their strong serve came back to life to make it 2-2. It was 3-4 and 4-4 before Sibyonte broke on her own serve to make it 5-4 and then broke her opponent’s service game to close out the long match.

Mujova bounced back with a 2-1 (7-6<7-5>, 6-7<5-7>, 7-5) win over world number two Arina Sabalenka (25-Belarus) in the quarterfinals, but was unable to get over the final hurdle and ended up on the wrong end of her first career Grand Slam title.

Mujova has won just one title on the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Tour in singles, at the Coria Open in September 2019.

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