Iga Sibiontech (22, Poland), the world’s No. 1 women’s tennis player, lifted the women’s singles title at the French Open, the second major tennis tournament this year. There was a time when the trophy lid fell off because he shook it so hard, but he enjoyed the moment of joy more fiercely without caring. Civiontech beat Carolina Muhova (27, Czech Republic, 43rd) 2-1 (6-25-7 6-4) in the women’s singles final at the French Open in Paris on the 10th (local time). When he secured the championship in two hours and 46 minutes, he dropped his racket and sat down for a while with his face wrapped in his hands and sobbed. After hugging Muhova, she ran to her family and coaches in the stands and hugged her.
It was a close game that wasn’t easy. Everything seemed smooth when he broke from the opponent’s first serve game and won the first set 6-2. When the gap widened to 3-0 in the second set, it seemed to be a bland final. However, Sibiong Tech, which lost the second set 5-7 and gave up the set for the first time in this tournament, was also broken first in the third set 3-3. But there was a crown of last year’s winner. Sibiong Tech calmly defended his serve game at 4-4, and finally laughed as he brought in Muhova’s serve game that followed. On this day, Sibiong Tech was somewhat behind Muhova in attack figures such as serve ace (1-6) and WINNER (19-30), but laughed at the end with a low error (27-38) and an all-round footwork that broadly covers the court.
“This is my favorite place on the (women’s professional tennis) tour, regardless of my performance,” said Sibiong Tech, who won the trophy. “I was surprised by Muhova’s eight-color skills.” “I have no doubt that I will play more finals with him in the future,” he said. Sibiontech, who inherited his athletic ability from his father Thomas, who competed for the Polish national rowing team at the 1988 Seoul Olympics, appeared like a comet in the women’s tennis world at the age of 19 at the 2020 French Open. At that time, the president sent a congratulatory message as Poland’s first major tournament champion. Since then, it has grown tremendously. It won the French Open and the US Open last year, recently solidifying its position as the strongest woman’s tennis player, opening the “Iga era.” He ranked No. 1 in the world in April last year and has maintained this ranking for 61 weeks (about 14 months). 스포츠토토
Sibiong Tech, who has been absorbed in his studies since he was young and liked high-quality mathematics such as vector function calculus as much as tennis, is loved by fans even with his clear self-assertion and outspoken appearance. On this day, he wore a ribbon in the color of the flag of neighboring Ukraine and changed his top on the bench, which is rare for a female player. In his acceptance speech, he said, “I made my team so hard,” adding, “I’m sorry for being a painstaking person,” but in English, the part that corresponds to abusive language was naturally blurred, drawing laughter. Sibiong Tech, who has won the women’s singles at the French Open this year following 2020 and 2022, has a good record of 28 wins and 2 losses in her career at the French Open. The second consecutive women’s singles title at the French Open is also the first record in 16 years since Justin Enan (41, Belgium), who won the title for three consecutive years from 2005 to 2007.
In addition, among the active players, only three players have won the singles title of major tournaments more than four times: Sibiong Tech, Venus Williams (43, USA, 701st), and Naomi Osaka (26, Japan, 404th). However, Williams is virtually about to retire, and it is unclear whether Osaka, which is scheduled to give birth this month or next month, will also return. This is why the “Iga era” can have continuity in the future. Sibiong Tech said, “We finished the clay court season well this year. “I don’t think I’ll doubt my strength and ability again,” he said. “I don’t want to push myself with a huge record in mind. “I will play the best game every day and move forward coolly to become a player who improves,” he said with confidence.