Iga Wistek without a second Grand Slam title: In the doubles final of the French Open, she lost to a 20-year-old Polish woman and a 16-year-old American Bethany Mattek-Sands Czech, Barbara Grejikova and Katarina Siniakova.
Ąwiątek and Mattek-Sands started the meeting badly, They jumped 4-0 behind Kryzhikova and Snyakova. However, from 5-1 The game is clearly leveled, The next three games were won by the Polish and American women, thus reducing the loss to one game (4-5). However, they could not balance: the Czech women won the match 6-4.
Iga ąwiątek reached the Grand Slam final for the second time in his career.
A year ago, he won on the courts Roland Karos individually, winning the historic title for Polish tennis. Stopped in the semifinals in the doubles division.
This time He excelled in the doubles division, which is not his specialty. However, single The Greek exited the quarterfinals after defeating Maria Chakari 4: 6, 4: 6 in the set.
The 20-year-old is currently playing Join hands with the experienced and named Bethany Mattek-Sands. The 36-year-old American can boast of five Grand Slam titles and four combinations in doubles.
The Paris Tournament is the third joint appearance of ąwiątek and Mattek-Sands, the first of a competition in this ranking.
A lot The Polish-American duo surprised in the 1/8 final, When he eliminated Suu Kyi Hezi from Taiwan and Elise Mertens (5: 7, 6: 4, 7: 5) from Belgium. The emotions in this encounter are immense, because in the decisive version, a pole and an American They were already losing 1: 5 – but then they saved a few match balls and finally won.
Iga Wistek and Bethany Mattek-Sands’ final rivals are also tough opponents: Seed with “two” Barbora Kryzhikova and Katarina Siniakova.
The Czech women won two Grand Slam doubles titles three years ago: they won in Paris and Wimbledon.
At the French Open this year 25 years old In the semifinals they defeated Magda Lynette and American Bernardo Pera.
Further, On Saturday Kryzhikova won the singles match: In the final, she defeated Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova of Russia 6: 1, 2: 6, 6: 4.
This edition of the Paris event is already the 13th game of the decisive fight Czech women in the doubles division.
Before today’s meeting After losing the singles in the quarterfinals, Iga Wistek promised that he would be relieved of the pressure. And playing “without any expectations”.
“When you finish playing single, it’s always so easy. Of course, doubles are also important, but for a woman all the stress is gone. I mostly admire twins. (…) This is better than I thought. Thus All the pressure on me was gone. “I am just happy to be free.
He noted: “I will play without any expectations because I think we have already done a great job. We will definitely be charged,” Bethany will give a lot of energy from herself. (…) We will definitely be tactically prepared. Bethany has a lot of experience. “
“If we play our game, we can do anything. I’m excited, I can not wait “- said Iga Świątek.