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Emirates News Agency – Shavadek meets Mokova in Roland Garros final tomorrow…


PARIS, June 9, WAM/ Poland’s young tennis player Ika Swadec will be looking to regain her reign at the French Open (Roland Garros) throne when she takes on Czech Karolina Mokova on Saturday, her third title at the tournament. , in the finals of the tournament.
Swatek leads the world rankings of tennis experts, while Mokova competes in the current tournament ranked 43rd, but reaching the final gave Mokova a big leap up the rankings. Tournament and won the title.
On the other hand, 22-year-old Zwadek got a huge morale boost by defeating American Coco Goff in her quarter-final, then beat brilliant Brazilian Beatriz Haddad Maya in the semi-finals to advance to the Roland Garros final. Third time in 4 years.
Swatek had won the title on two previous occasions in which he reached the final; In 2020 and 2022, he wants to reach the finals for the third time and this time to be crowned with the title, noting that he has overcome huge obstacles on his way to the finals led by Jove.
While the clash with world number 43 Mokova looks easy, the Czech’s matchup confirms that Swatek’s task will not be easy. Mokoa beat more than one great player en route to the final; Eighth seed Maria Zachary of Greece competed in the first round and Arina Sabalenka of Belarus in the semifinals.
By the time they reached the final, Swatek and Mokova both had 1,300 points to add to her tie in the women’s world rankings, but a win in tomorrow’s match would give her another 700 points to complete the 2,000 points earned by the winner. Title at Roland Garros, the second “Grand Slam” tournament of the current season.
Both players want to double their prize money; The prize money for the title winners will double to 2.3 million euros, as each of them has so far had a prize money of one million and 150 thousand euros from the tournament.
So far in his playing career, Swatek has won 13 titles in the tournaments he has played, including 3 of the four major “Grand Slam” tournaments, including the 2022 US Open (Flushing Meadows). At Roland Garros.
On the other hand, the 26-year-old Mokowa is still limited to just one title and his previous best in four Grand Slams was reaching the semi-finals at the Australian Open in 2021, and the player will be hoping to match that tomorrow. His first title in the tournament.
Schwatec and Mokova have met once before, and Mokova won the Prague Open on clay in 2019, entering the tournament with a wild card knowing that Mokova was ranked 106th in the world at the time, while Schwatec was ranked 96th. Ranked in the world, he competed through qualifying rounds.
“I still know Karolina’s (Mokoa’s) style of play because I’ve had a lot of training with her since 2019 and I’ve seen more of her than any other player,” Swatek said ahead of tomorrow’s final.
On the other hand, Mugova said: “I don’t think I will be a strong candidate in tomorrow’s match. Maybe it’s a good thing. My results with the top three seeds only show that I can play against them. .”

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