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French Open 2024: A fourth title for Iga Swiatek or a first for Jasmine Paolini?

World No.1 Iga Swiatek’s French Open final opponent Jasmine Paolini has never before been in a final of a Grand Slam

French Open 2024: A fourth title for Iga Swiatek or a first for Jasmine Paolini?
Iga Swiatgek vs Jasmine Paolini in the 2024 French Open Women's single final

Last Updated: 11.26 PM, Jun 06, 2024

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The women’s singles French Open final in Roland Garros on June 8 presents a David and Goliath situation; only this time, Goliath has the upper hand to win. World No. 1 Iga Swiatek, playing her fourth French Open final in a tournament she has won thrice already, will take on Jasmine Paolini, whose career best at a Grand Slam was a fourth round at the Australian Open earlier this year.

When and where to watch the French Open final

The women’s singles final is on June 8 at 6 pm (IST). It will be played at the Court Philippe Chatrier, the centre court at Roland Garros, which has a retractable roof and will, therefore, not be affected by any weather disruptions. In India, the broadcast partner is Sony Sports, while streaming platform is SonyLIV. 

Head-to-head; prediction

Swiatek and Paolini have played each other twice before, with the former winning both with comprehensive margins. At the 2022 US Open, Swiatek won 6-3 6-0, while at the WTA Prague Open in 2018 it was 6-2 6-1. Swiatek is the hot favourite to win and take home a fourth French Open title. She is expected to win in straight sets.

Iga Swiatek is eyeing a career fourth French Open win
Iga Swiatek is eyeing a career fourth French Open win

Swiatek in top form

In this French Open, but for her second round match against Naomi Osaka, Swiatek has not dropped a set. Paolini, on the other hand, has had three set matches in the 3rd and 4th round, as well as in the quarter-final. Paolini is the first Italian player in more than a decade to play a French Open final.

Swiatek, who won the French Open in 2020, 2022 and 2023, is eyeing a fourth title in Roland Garros, which will make her only the fourth player ever to win the Women’s Singles championship 4 times. She will join the likes of Chris Evert, Justin Henin, Steffi Graff. A win on Saturday will also make her only the second women’s singles camp to win the French Open three times in a row, after Justin Henin.

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