Poland’s Iga Swiatek got really emotional after listening to her country’s national anthem at the French Open award ceremony. After the World No.1 defeated Coco Gauff to clinch her second French Open title, Poland’s national anthem was played before she received the trophy. Swiatek looked overwhelmed and was seen struggling to control her tears.
As soon as the anthem started, the Polish tennis star got the jitters in her eyes and was visibly seen trying to hide her tears of happiness. However, with all the cameras on her, Swiatek could hardly hide her emotions. In the end, Swiatek covered her face with both hands and then thanked the supporters by waving at them. The official handle of the tournament shared the video with the caption “All the feels”.
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Swiatek was also shaky while she spoke at the ceremony. The 21-year-old first congratulated Gauff for her amazing performance in the tournament and then spoke about her progression to the top. “I just told Coco don’t cry and what am I doing right now (laughs)? First of all, I want to congratulate you because you are doing an amazing job. When I was your age, I had my first year on tour and I had no idea what I was doing,” said Swiatek to Gauff.
“Two years ago, winning this was something amazing. This time I feel I worked hard to get here. It was pretty tough, the pressure was big. Thank you, fans, for the support, for coming, all the Polish flags I see there,” she added.
Swiatek steals the show
It was complete dominance from Iga Swiatek (as it has been in the past few years) against Coco Gauff in the summit clash of the French Open Women’s Singles. The World No.1 showed why she is at the helm as she beat Gauff in straight sets to lift her second French Open title. She swept aside American teenager Gauff 6-1 6-3 in an hour and eight minutes at Court Philippe-Chatrier.