Karolina Muchova aims to win her first Grand Slam at the 2023 French Open while Iga Swiatek chases her fourth

Iga Swiatek was expected to win the French Open for the third time since she is the reigning champion and the top-ranked woman.

Karolina Muchova, who is rated 43rd and has never advanced to a major final, was not one of the favourites to win the competition.

To determine who will win the Roland Garros title, they will meet on Saturday.

Polish player Swiatek, 22, has been in the top spot in the WTA rankings for more than a year and is certain to remain there next week regardless of what happens in Paris.

She has a chance to join Monica Seles and Naomi Osaka as the only women in the professional era to begin a career 4-0 in major finals and become the youngest person to win back-to-back championships at Roland Garros since Seles did it from 1990 to 1992.

Muchova, a 26-year-old from the Czech Republic, has had a number of ailments recently, which has contributed to her ranking.

She has a chance to become the fourth unseeded woman to win the French Open title; Swiatek won it in 2020. All four unseeded women have done so in the last seven years.

Muchova showed her versatility as she overcame a match point and a 5-2 deficit to defeat No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka in the quarterfinals. Muchova won the final five games and 20 of the final 24 points.

With this victory, Muchova improved to 5-0 versus Top 3 opponents overall.

Swiatek’s defeat would raise that total to 6-0.

“Honestly, I like her game a lot. She has my utmost respect and seems to be a player capable of anything. She has a lovely touch. She can make the game faster, too,” Swiatek remarked. She moves with that type of, like, freedom as she plays. She also has a superb technique. As a result, I feel like I understand her game very well after watching her matches.


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