Iga Świątek had to battle for her fourth Grand Slam title, but her victory over Karolína Muchová marked the third time in four years that she was the last one standing at Roland Garros.
After clinching the victory, Świątek was very emotional since Muchová gave her strong opposition. Those emotions, and adrenaline, may have carried over to the trophy presentation.
As Świątek accepted the trophy, and went to shake it in celebration, the trophy actually came apart, as the lid on the cup fell off to the side. Fortunately, the lid being able to separate is part of the design, so Świątek was able to celebrate without it and didn’t have to worry about the trophy being broken.
Świątek is now the 14th women’s tennis player all time to win at least three French Opens, so she is very familiar with the trophy after her latest title. For her next win, though, she may be a little more gentle when handling the trophy.