- June 10, 2023 21:59What’s in store for tomorrow?
Tomorrow is the last day of this year’s French Open and there are two finals in store for the tennis fans.
First up, it will be the women’s doubles final between the Canadian-American pair of Leylah Fernandez and Taylor Townsend and the Chinese Taipei and Chinese duo of Su-Wei Hsieh and Xinyu Wang.
Post that will be the big event - the men’s singles final between Novak Djokovic, who is chasing a record-breaking 23rd Grand Slam title, and Norway’s Casper Ruud.
Do join us for live coverage. Till then, take care and stay safe!
- June 10, 2023 21:54Iga’s Speech
“First of all, congrats to Karolina. Members of my team are witnesses that ever since we first played, I knew we were going to play tough matches, play these finals ... I really hope we’re going to play many more finals.”
- June 10, 2023 21:49Iga’s Moment
Iga Swiatek receives the Suzanne Lenglen Cup from Chris Evert. She looks to celebrate by lifting the trophy but the lid of the trophy falls off. Never a dull moment when Iga Swiatek is involved.
The Pole decides to keep the cap on the dais and celebrates again. Time for the Polish national anthem.
- June 10, 2023 21:45First up, Muchova
Karolina Muchova receives the runner-up trophy and takes a moment, tears up a bit as Evert and the rest of the crowd tries to lift her up.
“This is incredible Thank you everyone ... This was so close, but so far. This is what happens when you play one of the best: Iga.”
- June 10, 2023 21:43Who will present the trophy?
Seven-time French Open champion Chris Evert enters to a huge round of applause from the Parisian crowd. The American is here to present the winner’s trophy to Swiatek. The organisers play a small video of Evert’s glorious past at Roland-Garros.
- June 10, 2023 21:39Presentation ceremony begins
The organisers play a short video of Swiatek’s run to the 2023 title. The ball kids and the other ground staff enter the center court. Finally, three ball kids bring the Suzanne Lenglen Cup along with the runner-up trophy.
- June 10, 2023 21:37RAW EMOTIONS
Both players tear up after such an exhausting final. Kudos to Karolina Muchova for putting up such a brave fight and taking Swiatek to a final set but the Pole once again proved why she is the World No. 1. Presentation ceremony shortly!
- June 10, 2023 21:25THIRD SET: Swiatek 6-4 Muchova*
Muchova serving to stay in the final. Swiatek attacks the wide serve with a forehand return which just catches the baseline and engages Muchova in the rally. Eventually, Muchova hits a backhand lob long - 0-15. Muchova overhits a forehand going for a down the line winner and she is down 0-30. Body serve from Muchova, Swiatek nets the backhand return - 15-30. Chipped forehand return from Swiatek to Muchova’s T serve and the Czech player hits the crosscourt forehand wide. Swiatek has two championship points. What an anticlimactic end as Muchova commits a double fault! Swiatek successfully defends her French Open title!
- June 10, 2023 21:20THIRD SET: Swiatek* 5-4 Muchova
A forehand going long and a backhand into the net - Swiatek down 0-30 on her serve. Trouble again. Second serve from Swiatek, Muchova hits the forehand return right at her and the Pole finishes the point with a forehand winner down the line - 15-30. Big T serve from Swiatek, fails to finish the point with the backhand volley but Muchova sends the lob return long - 30-all. Swiatek overhits a forehand and it gives Muchova a break point at 30-40. Swiatek manages to attack from the net and Muchova hits the backhand long - deuce. Muchova nets a backhand return and Swiatek, finally, has a chance to close the game. Body serve from Swiatek, Muchova nets the forehand return. Swiatek holds serve.
- June 10, 2023 21:12THIRD SET: Swiatek 4-4 Muchova*
Muchova serving to consolidate the break once again. The Czech player has been superb since the second half of the second set. Swiatek wins the opening point with a forehand winner down the line - 0-15. Fierce hitting from Swiatek as she wins another point with a forehand winner down the line - 0-30. Second serve, wide into the deuce court, and Swiatek hits the crosscourt forehand return wide - 15-30. Forehand shot from Muchova lands beyond the baseline and Swiatek gets two break points - 15-40. Drop shot from Muchova, Swiatek gets there well in time but hits the backhand return long - 30-40. One more chance to break. Muchova saves the second break point with a wide ace into the ad court - deuce. A good backhand volley from Swiatek to earn another break point. Drop shot attempted by Muchova again but this time, it does not cross the net. Swiatek breaks back!
- June 10, 2023 21:06THIRD SET: Swiatek* 3-4 Muchova
Swiatek serving to stay ahead in the deciding set. Loopy forehand return from Muchova and Swiatek nets the forehand in response - 0-15. Double fault from Swiatek - 0-30. Trouble. Muchova hits a forehand return long - 15-30. Well disguised drop shot from Muchova, Swiatek manages to chip the ball over the net but Muchova puts the forehand volley away - 15-40. Two break points. Muchova breaks again as Swiatek hits a crosscourt forehand wide!
- June 10, 2023 21:03THIRD SET: Swiatek 3-3 Muchova*
Swiatek rushes to her chair to change the racquet before the start of the game. Wide serve into the deuce court from Muchova, Swiatek’s forehand return is heavy - 15-0. Second serve from Muchova, Swiatek nets the backhand return - 30-0. Swiatek hits a great forehand return right at Muchova’s feet and it helps her finish the point with a forehand down the line winner - 30-15. Second serve, Swiatek again makes the error, sending the backhand return long - 40-15. Forehand crosscourt return from Swiatek goes wide and Muchova holds!
- June 10, 2023 20:59THIRD SET: Swiatek* 3-2 Muchova
Backhand return from Muchova goes wide - 15-0. Swiatek rushes in to respond to the drop shot with a forehand crosscourt winner - 30-0. Wide ace from Swiatek to go 40-0 up. Big T serve, Muchova hits the forehand return long. Swiatek with a love hold.
- June 10, 2023 20:54THIRD SET: Swiatek 2-2 Muchova*
Swiatek wins the opening point on Muchova’s serve with a scorching backhand winner down the line - 0-15. Net helping Swiatek as she goes for the same shot again, Muchova was there to cover it but the ball hit the net, went over the Czech and landed in - 0-30. Backhand pass from Muchova goes long and it gives Swiatek three break points. Muchova saves first with a backhand volley - 15-40. Swiatek breaks back as Muchova hits a forehand into the net!
- June 10, 2023 20:49THIRD SET: Swiatek* 1-2 Muchova
Crucial service game for Swiatek. Wins the opening point after Muchova sends a backhand return long - 15-0. Swiatek fails to end the point with the overhead after being out of position and Muchova capitalises with a backhand pass - 30-15. Forehand return from Muchova lands just long after dominating the rally from Swiatek’s second serve - 40-15. Wide serve into the deuce court from Swiatek, Muchova barely gets her racquet on it. Swiatek holds.
- June 10, 2023 20:46THIRD SET: Swiatek 0-2 Muchova*
Muchova serving to consolidate the break. Finds the inner sideline with her forehand down the line and finishes the point with a forehand crosscourt volley to go 15-0 up. Big serve up the T from Muchova, Swiatek nets the forehand return - 30-0. T ace from Muchova - 40-0. She is in full control now! Another T ace to close the game and consolidate the break!
- June 10, 2023 20:45THIRD SET: Swiatek* 0-1 Muchova
Swiatek serving first in the deciding set. Two backhand errors from the Pole before Muchova hits a crosscourt forehand winner. A double fault from Swiatek. Muchova breaks!
- June 10, 2023 20:30SECOND SET: Swiatek 5-7 Muchova*
Muchova, once again, serving for the set. Can she do it this time? Loses the opening point with a forehand going well wide. Follows it up with a double fault - 0-30. Big serve down the T, followed by a forehand in the deuce corner from Muchova, Swiatek hits the backhand return long - 15-30. A superb wide ace into the ad court from Muchova - 30-all. Two points away from taking this final to a third set. Swiatek hits a crosscourt backhand return long and Muchova gets a set point. Swiatek makes the crosscourt backhand serve return, Muchova nets the backhand down the line - set point saved - deuce. Big serve down the T followed by a couple of forehand shots down the ad court to earn another set point for Muchova. A 12-shot rally in which Muchova kept defending with her lob shots but eventually, one lands long - deuce again. Point of the match! Muchova goes for the serve and volley but Swiatek keeps the point going, however Muchova wins the point with a no-look backhand volley into the open court - third set point. Second serve from Muchova and Swiatek hits the backhand return long. Muchova, from 0-3 down, takes the second set 7-5!
- June 10, 2023 20:27SECOND SET: Swiatek* 5-6 Muchova
A brilliant forehand winner from Muchova, just catches the inner sideline - 15-all. Crosscourt backhand from Swiatek goes wide and she is down 15-30. Another chance for Muchova? Swiatek nets a backhand and it gives Muchova two break points at 15-40. And Muchova breaks again as Swiatek hits a crosscourt forehand wide!
- June 10, 2023 20:19SECOND SET: Swiatek 5-5 Muchova*
Muchova saw the corner and went for it with the backhand down the line but it goes just wide - 0-15. And she makes the same error again after setting up the point nicely - 0-30. Backhand slice from Swiatek goes long and Muchova makes it 15-30. Muchova bungles a simple crosscourt forehand and Swiatek has two break points at 15-40. And Swiatek breaks back as Muchova’s backhand slice goes wide!
- June 10, 2023 20:15SECOND SET: Swiatek* 4-5 Muchova
Swiatek loses the opening point on her serve with a backhand going long. And now a forehand down the line goes way beyond the baseline from Swiatek - 0-30. Muchova forces Swiatek to fetch the drop shot, Swiatek hits the shot crosscourt in response, Muchova with a forehand volley, Swiatek makes a crosscourt lob shot and Muchova loses the point with a crosscourt overhead smash goind wide - 15-30. Forehand return from Muchova goes wide and it is 30-all. Forehand return from Muchova right at Swiatek who hits the forehand long to go down 30-40. Break point for Muchova. And believe it or not, Swiatek commits a double fault. Muchova breaks again and will serve for the set!
- June 10, 2023 20:11SECOND SET: Swiatek 4-4 Muchova*
Muchova up 30-0 on her serve. Swiatek hits a backhand return winner. Muchova moves to 40-15 with an overhead smash. Wastes one game point with an overhit forehand down the line - 40-30. A rather loose error from Swiatek as she nets a routine crosscourt backhand return. Muchova holds serve to keep up the pressure.
- June 10, 2023 20:03SECOND SET: Swiatek* 4-3 Muchova
Second serve from Swiatek, Muchova attacks with a crosscourt backhand return but it goes just long - 15-0. Crosscourt forehand return from Muchova goes wide - 30-0. Muchova sets up the point with a deep crosscourt forehand return but ends up hitting the forehand down the line wide - 40-0. Another 19-shot rally and Swiatek comes out on top with a backhand winner down the line to hold serve.
- June 10, 2023 20:01SECOND SET: Swiatek 3-3 Muchova*
That last game will surely boost Muchova’s confidence. Slow second serve from Muchova, Swiatek nets the forehand return - 30-15. Big T serve from Muchova draws a heavy forehand return from Swiatek - 40-15. Another powerful serve down the T and Swiatek hits the backhand return wide. Muchova holds!
- June 10, 2023 19:54SECOND SET: Swiatek* 3-2 Muchova
Well, well, well. Muchova making a move as she goes up 30-0 on Swiatek’s serve after the Pole makes a forehand and a backhand error. Inside-out forehand winner from Swiatek to make it 15-30. And it is 30-all after another forehand winner from Swiatek. Body serve from Swiatek, Muchova makes the return and gets into the rally and it helps as eventually, Swiatek hits a crosscourt backhand wide. Break point for Muchova. A scintillating forehand down-the-line winner from on-the-run Muchova to break Swiatek and bring things back on serve in this second set!
- June 10, 2023 19:49SECOND SET: Swiatek 3-1 Muchova*
Swiatek answers the backhand slice from Muchova with the same shot and the Czech woman, who was already rushing in, hits the backhand volley long - 0-15. Backhand crosscourt return from Swiatek goes wide - 15-all. Big first serve up the T followed by a forehand winner down the line from Muchova to go 30-15 up. Second serve from Muchova, Swiatek hits the backhand return at her and the Czech player nets the forehand - 30-30. A nine-shot rally ends with Muchova hitting a great backhand crosscourt winner - 40-30. Serve-and-volley from Muchova to close the game. Much better.
- June 10, 2023 19:43SECOND SET: Swiatek* 3-0 Muchova
Swiatek serving to consolidate the break. Muchova’s backhand slice not working today - another one finds the net - 30-0. Backhand return from Muchova lands just long - 40-15. Swiatek holds serve after Muchova’s backhand return goes long.
- June 10, 2023 19:41SECOND SET: Swiatek 2-0 Muchova*
Big service game for Muchova. And she is down 15-30 after netting a drop shot. More trouble for Muchova as Swiatek hits a defensive lob return and Muchova hits the overhead smash way wide - 15-40. Two break points. Muchova sends a forehand long. Swiatek breaks!
- June 10, 2023 19:36SECOND SET: Swiatek* 1-0 Muchova
Swiatek serving first in the second set as well. Muchova tries to attack the second serve and hits the return long - 15-all. Big serve from Swiatek, Muchova barely manages to send the forehand return over the net but Swiatek hits the backhand right at her only to see the Czech player make a forehand crosscourt pass - 15-30. A 19-shot rally, probably the longest of the match so far, and Muchova, after looking in control, mishits a forehand - 30-30. Muchova tries to keep defending but it proves too much for her on this occasion as the forehand return on the run goes long. Swiatek holds.
- June 10, 2023 19:27FIRST SET: Swiatek 6-2 Muchova*
Muchova serving to stay in the set. Swiatek up 15-0 as Muchova does not make the right connection while going for a backhand shot and the ball barely reaches the net. Muchova again rushes to the net after a drop shot, Swiatek accepts the challenge and hits a crosscourt backhand pass, Muchova nets the backhand volley. Backhand shot from Muchova goes long. Three set points for Swiatek. Swiatek takes the set after a bit of help from the net!
- June 10, 2023 19:21FIRST SET: Swiatek* 5-2 Muchova
Muchova rushes inside the baseline to attack the second serve but ends up netting the backhand return - 15-0. Serve down the T from Swiatek, Muchova hits the forehand return long - 30-0. Muchova tries to attack from the net again but the backhand volley goes long - 40-0. Solid game for the World No. 1 so far. Finally, Muchova manages to attack the second serve with a backhand winner down the line - 40-15. Low bounce on Muchova’s return, Swiatek hits the forehand long - 40-30. Backhand return from Muchova goes long and Swiatek holds serve.
- June 10, 2023 19:12FIRST SET: Swiatek 4-2 Muchova*
Muchova begins with a wide ace. Forehand return on the run from Swiatek goes long - 30-0. An eight-shot rally ends with Muchova sending a backhand long - 30-15. Double fault from Muchova makes it 30-all. Another deep forehand return from Swiatek and Muchova nets the backhand slice - 30-40. Break point for Swiatek. Wide serve into the ad court followed by a backhand winner in the deuce court - Muchova saves the break point - deuce. Wide serve into the deuce court from the Czech woman, Swiatek nets the forehand return. Swiatek uses the second serve to get into the rally and sets up the point with two forehand returns down the line before finishing with a crosscourt forehand volley - deuce. Another lovely crosscourt forehand drop shot from Muchova, no chance for Swiatek to reach there in time - another game point for Muchova. Muchova draws Swiatek towards the net with a backhand slice and ends the point with a crosscourt backhand pass to hold serve.
- June 10, 2023 19:02FIRST SET: Swiatek* 4-1 Muchova
Muchova attacks the second serve, rushes to the net, covers the forehand crosscourt pass with a forehand crosscourt volley, Swiatek chips the forehand long - 0-15. Great bit of defending from Muchova to force Swiatek to play one more shot and it works as the Pole sends a backhand volley long - 0-30. Serve down the T from Swiatek, backhand return from Muchova goes long - 15-30. Muchova asking tough questions with her backhand slices but Swiatek eventually wins the point with a forehand volley from the net - 30-30. Muchova gets the short ball from Swiatek but ends up hitting the inside-out forehand wide - 40-30. Big opportunity missed. Swiatek goes for a backhand winner down the line but the ball lands just wide - deuce. Body serve from Swiatek, Muchova makes the forehand return and Swiatek hits the forehand crosscourt wide - break point for Muchova. The Czech player makes a great crosscourt backhand service return but Swiatek hits a dipping shot in response to draw a heavy backhand volley from Muchova - deuce. Muchova nets a backhand slice - game point for Swiatek. Second serve from Swiatek, Muchova manages to get into the rally, bits a gorgeous backhand down the line and finishes the point with a backhand volley into the ad corner - deuce. Swiatek gets another chance to close the game as Muchova hits a backhand slice long. Another beautifully constructed point by Muchova with a deep forehand return down the line followed by a backhand volley - deuce again. Late call from the line judge but Muchova’s crosscourt forehand return lands just long. Swiatek manages to hold serve as Muchova nets a crosscourt forehand return.
- June 10, 2023 18:57FIRST SET: Swiatek 3-1 Muchova*
This is terrific ball-striking from Swiatek as she forces another error from Muchova - this time a forehand into the net. Big serve down the T from Muchova, Swiatek barely makes the return but Muchova takes so much time in deciding whether to go crosscourt or down the line that she ends up netting the forehand - 15-30. Comes back with an ace wide into the deuce court - 30-all. Lovely drop shot from Muchova to draw Swiatek towards the net before hitting a lob volley to win the point - 40-30. Backhand crosscourt service return from Swiatek goes long. Muchova holds serve.
- June 10, 2023 18:53FIRST SET: Swiatek* 3-0 Muchova
Body serve from Swiatek, Muchova nets the backhand return - 15-0. Crosscourt forehand from Muchova goes wide - 30-0. Forehand crosscourt serve return from Muchova goes wide. And Swiatek holds to love as Muchova hits a backhand return long. Great start for the defending champion!
- June 10, 2023 18:50FIRST SET: Swiatek 2-0 Muchova*
Wide serve into the deuce court from Muchova, Swiatek’s forehand return goes wide - 15-0. Muchova fails to end the point with a backhand volley and Swiatek capitalises with a forehand pass - 15-all. Wide serve into the deuce court from Muchova, Swiatek hits the forehand return right at her feet and the result is a backhand shot from Muchova going wide - 15-30. Body serve from Muchova, Swiatek hits the backhand crosscourt return and Muchova’s forehand in reply goes flying past the baseline - 15-40. Two break points for Swiatek. Muchova overhits a forehand down the line. Swiatek gets the early break!
- June 10, 2023 18:44FIRST SET: Swiatek* 1-0 Muchova
Swiatek wins the opening point as Muchova hits a forehand return long. An 11-shot rally ends with a backhand slice from the Czech player going long - 30-0. Forehand winner down the line from Swiatek to go 40-0 up. Muchova opens her account with a gorgeous drop shot - 40-15. Muchova pins Swiatek to the baseline before rushing to the net and finishing with a drop shot - 40-30. Slower second serve from Swiatek, Muchova steps in and hits the backhand return down the line but it is wide. Swiatek holds.
- June 10, 2023 18:37TOSS
Swiatek wins the toss and elects to serve first.
- June 10, 2023 18:33Here we go!
Live visuals from Paris. The two players make their way to Court Philippe-Chatrier for the summit clash at Roland-Garros. First up, Karolina Muchova, followed by two-time champion Iga Swiatek
- June 10, 2023 18:20An exciting final on the cards!
- June 10, 2023 18:15Just 15 minutes to go
In case you want a quick preview, here you go!
- June 10, 2023 18:05Records on offer for Muchova
1. Would be first Czech woman to win the title at Roland-Garros since Barbora Krejcikova (2021)
2. Would secure Top 10 debut by winning the title
3. Would become the fourth unseeded champion at Roland-Garros joining Jelena Ostapenko (2017), Swiatek (2020) and Krejcikova (2021)
4. Would become fourth unseeded champion at Roland-Garros – Ostapenko (2017), Swiatek (2020) and Krejcikova (2021)
5. Would become the fifth woman to defeat the Top 2 ranked women in the world at Roland-Garros
- June 10, 2023 18:00Records on offer for Swiatek
1. Would become youngest since Monica Seles (1990, 1991, 2992) to win consecutive titles at Roland-Garros
2. Would join Monica Seles and Naomi Osaka as the only women in the Open Era to win each of their first four Grand Slam finals
3. Would become youngest to win fourth Grand Slam title since Serena Williams (1999 US Open, 2002 Roland-Garros, 2002 Wimbledon, 2002 US Open)
4. Would become youngest to win seventh clay-court title since Conchita Martinez
- June 10, 2023 17:54Time spent on court
Swiatek: 8 hours 41 minutes
Muchova: 12 hours 4 minutes
- June 10, 2023 17:48Muchova’s road to the final
Semifinal: 7-6(5), 6-7(5), 7-5 against Aryna Sabalenka
Quarterfinal: 7-5, 6-2 against Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova
Fourth Round: 6-4, 6-3 against Elina Avanesyan
Third Round: 6-3, 6-2 against Irina-Camelia Begu (ROU)
Second Round: 6-3, 0-6, 6-3 Nadia Podoroska (ARG)
First Round: 7-6(5), 7-5 against Maria Sakkari (GRE)
- June 10, 2023 17:44Swiatek’s road to the final
Semifinal: 6-2, 7-6(7) against Beatriz Haddad Maia (BRA)
Quarterfinal: 6-4, 6-2 against Coco Gauff (USA)
Fourth Round: Leading 5-1 when Lesia Tsurenko (UKR) retired
Third Round: 6-0, 6-0 against Xinyu Wang (CHN)
Second Round: 6-4, 6-0 against Claire Liu (USA)
First Round: 6-4, 6-0 against Cristina Bucsa (ESP)
- June 10, 2023 17:38Head-to-head record
Muchova leads the head-to-head record against Swiatek by winning their only meeting 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 in the round of 32 of Prague Open in 2019.
- June 10, 2023 17:30Where to watch the final
Live telecast of the French Open 2023 women’s singles final between Iga Swiatek and Karolina Muchova will begin at 6:30PM IST. The match will be broadcast on the Sony Sports Network and live streamed on SonyLiv and JioTV apps.
- June 10, 2023 17:21PREVIEW
Top seed Iga Swiatek will bid to win her third French Open crown in four years and join an exclusive club of three-time winners including Serena Williams and Monica Seles.
But the 22-year-old Pole faces an unexpected hurdle in the final with unseeded Czech Karolina Muchova having defied injuries and the odds to book her first Grand Slam final spot.
Live action begins at 6:30PM IST. Stay tuned as we build up to this magnificent summit clash!
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