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Tennis World Number 1 Makes Hilarious Blunder Celebrating French Open Win

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Tennis World Number 1  Makes Hilarious Blunder Celebrating French Open Win

World number one Iga Swiatek was celebrating her quarter-final win at the French Open when she made a hilarious blunder which gave tennis fans a tickle.

The Polish star took on American Jessica Pegula, extending her unbeaten WTA Tour run to 33 victories with a 6-3, 6-2 victory.

After winning that match-up, she then advanced over Daria Kasatkina in the semi-final to set up a tantalising final matchup against American Coco Gauff.

At just 21 years of age, this will be her second French Open final, having won the competition in 2020, a fantastic achievement at such a young age.


However, it seems age is not a factor for Swiatek with the Polish player forgetting her own age at times as well.

Following her victory over Pegula, she strode over to the camera as she was leaving the court, and wrote a message on the lens – as is customary for players these days.

She wrote: “Getting old but still fresh #22”


The message was in reference to the tennis star celebrating her birthday the previous day, however, she seemingly got ahead of herself as she actually turned 21. 

Quickly recognising her blunder she hilariously paused and said ‘Oh wait’ before rubbing out the ‘22’ and quickly penning ‘21’.

She exclaimed: “I forgot how old I am.”

Extremely relatable.


Of course, social media had a field day with the mishap.

One Twitter user wrote: “She just gets more relatable every day.”

Another said: “I really like it when someone forgets how old they are… so glad it happens at any age LOL.”

The official WTA account tweeted: “Happens to the best of us.”


Meanwhile, sports journalist Zenia D’cunha prophesied that perhaps the world no.1 was predicted the year of her next Grand Slam.

She said: “Iga Swiatek wrote 22 on the lens & said she forgot how old she turned yesterday!

“Maybe it’s not the age, but the year of her next French Open title.”


The matchup between Swiatek and Gauff is a tantalising prospect of watching two of the game's youngest stars battle it out for the French Open.

Coco Gauff is just 18 years old and will be partaking in her first Grand Slam final game.

The combined age of the finalists is just 39.

Featured Image Credit: Foto Arena LTDA / Alamy. Twitter/Roland-Garros.

Topics: Tennis, Australia

Jayden Collins
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