- First Pole to win a grand slam beats American 6-4, 6-1
- 19-year-old is youngest Paris winner since Monica Seles in 1992
Iga Swiatek, the Polish teenager who arrived in Paris ranked 54 in the world, leaves as her country’s first grand slam champion after a quite stunning victory over the American Sofia Kenin in the French Open final.
Overcome by emotion after winning 6-4, 6-1, in an hour and 24 minutes on a cold, flickeringly sunny afternoon on Court Philippe Chatrier, the 19-year-old said in a trembling voice from under her coronavirus face mask: “I haven’t won a tournament in two years so I’m not quite sure what to say, but thank you everyone.”
Written by Kevin Mitchell
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/oct/10/iga-swiatek-beats-sofia-kenin-french-open-final-history under the title “Iga Swiatek demolishes Sofia Kenin in final to make French Open history”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.