Athletistic/Tennis. Iga Swiatek further cemented her reputation as the new “queen of clay” by winning her fourth Roland-Garros title in five years. Remarkably, it was Chris Evert who presented the Roland Garros trophy to the Polish star, who is closing in on the all-time record for an American at Roland Garros.

Swiatek showed the world why she is currently the best player on clay by beating Jasmine Paolini in just over an hour in the final. The feeling of inevitability of the outcome was apparent even before the two tennis players took the court in the final, such was the aura that surrounded Swiatek on her favorite clay court. With four Roland Garros titles to her name, Iga Swiatek is now closing in on Evert’s record of seven Roland Garros titles. The American was considered the “Queen of Dirt” for her incredible exploits on this surface. However, even Evert herself believes that Swiatek will soon break her record.

Chris Evert had incredible success in Paris, winning the title seven times. Roland Garros was the American’s most successful Grand Slam tournament, followed by the US Open, which she won six times. However, Evert believes that his Roland Garros record will be broken very soon.

Speaking about Swiatek’s dominance on clay, Evert admitted that Iga stood out among other tennis players on the WTA Tour. The American was impressed by Swiatek’s overall performance and her ability to concentrate in difficult moments of the match.

Iga Swiatek joins Justine Henin and Monica Seles to win Roland Garros three times in a row. Szwiatek also became the first tennis player since Serena Williams in 2013 to win the Masters in Madrid, Rome and Roland Garros in the same season. She won 35 matches at Roland Garros, losing only twice, with a winning percentage of 95%. Overall, Swiatek’s winning percentage on clay is 87.21%, which is her best among all surfaces.

Swiatek’s dominance on clay has already created an aura of inevitability around her. Iga is the best tennis player in the world on this surface and it’s hard to see her dominance ending any time soon. The resurgence of Naomi Osaka and the emergence of Mirra Andreeva could potentially pose a threat to Swiatek, but as things stand, the 23-year-old looks set to become the equivalent of Rafael Nadal in women’s tennis.

Vyacheslav Gorbachev, Athletistic.