Iga Swiatek's Reaction To Seeing Bayern Munich Star Robert Lewandowski In French Open Final Crowd Goes Viral
Poland's Iga Swiatek on Saturday defeated Coco Gauff to win her second French Open title, and her triumph was compatriot and star footballer Robert Lewandowski.
The 21-year-old Iga Swiatek on Saturday won her second French Open title after defeating Coco Gauff 6-1, 6-3 in the women's singles final. The tennis star from Poland was at her best in the summit clash and she did not give any chance to Gauff to make a comeback. After the win, Swiatek was seen going up to the stands and hugging Bayern Munich star Robert Lewandowski who represents Poland in international football.
Upon seeing the Bayern Munich superstar, Swiatek was visibly shocked and had a priceless reaction.
*gasps in Polish* pic.twitter.com/IHu099AULT— wta (@WTA) June 4, 2022
The official handle of Roland Garros then shared the video of Lewandowski hugging Swiatek and captioned the post as: "Two legends."
When asked about meeting Lewandowski during a press conference, Swiatek said: "I am happy that he is here honestly. I do not know if he is a huge tennis fan or not. But I mean, Wow! He has been a top athlete in our country for so many years that it still feels like, it is hard to believe that he came to watch me. Just overawed.
Fans on Twitter also took notice of how Swiatek reacted upon seeing Lewandowski in the stands.
Polish player Iga Swiatek's face when she saw Robert Lewandowski came to support her in the Roland-Garros final pic.twitter.com/vkGnBO2idT— Football Trolls (@FootballlTrolls) June 4, 2022
Absolutely love this photo of Iga Swiatek spotting compatiot Robert Lewandowski in the crowd after her Roland Garros triumph pic.twitter.com/0Y31rxyWfN— Alistair Hogg (@alistairjhogg) June 5, 2022
Polish player Iga Swiatek's face when she saw Robert Lewandowski came to support her in the Roland-Garros final.— Stephen Malosha (@Malosha_Esq) June 4, 2022
And yes, she won. pic.twitter.com/Xf3VooyQC4
So cool to see Lewandowski at the #FrenchOpen Final supporting his fellow Poland native, Iga Swiatek— Timmy (@EritreanKing206) June 4, 2022
As a result of winning the French Open final, Swiatek now has 35 wins on the trot, matching Venus Williams' record for the longest winning streak by a women's player in the 21st century.
Venus Williams won five WTA titles and the Olympic gold medal during her unbeaten run at the start of the century.
Swiatek has lifted four WTA 1,000 titles in that time -- in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami and Rome -- and now has a second French Open crown of her career.
The all-time longest unbeaten run on women's tour belongs to Martina Navratilova as she won 74 matches on the trot in 1984.