Carlos Alcaraz wins first French Open while Iga Świątek three-peats as champion | The GIST

    The GIST: The 2024 French Open came to a historique close as Carlos Alcaraz and Iga Świątek re-wrote the record books in the City of Light. Très bien, indeed. 

    World No. 2 Carlos Alcaraz wins first French Open, third Grand Slam: With yesterday’s thrilling five-set championship victory over No. 4 Alexander Zverev, the 21-year-old Spaniard is now the youngest man to win a Grand Slam title on all three surfaces (clay, grass, and hard). Get you a player who can do it all.

    • Alcaraz is also the first man not named Novak Djokovic or Rafael Nadal to win at Roland-Garros in the last eight years, earning him comparisons to men’s tennis’ lauded “Big 3.”

    World No. 1 Iga Świątek three-peats as Roland-Garros champion: Good things really do come in threes for the 23-year-old Pole, who became the third woman in the Open Era to win three straight French Opens following Saturday’s dominant straight sets victory over No. 7 Jasmine Paolini.

    • Świątek’s trophy case now includes four Suzanne Lenglens and five total major titles. The only surface she’s yet to win it all on? Grass…good thing Wimbledon’s just three weeks away.

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