Iga Swiatek demolishes Sofia Kenin in final to make French Open history

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Iga Swiatek demolishes Sofia Kenin in final to make French Open history

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  • 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 mask: “I haven’t won a tournament in two years so I’m not quite sure what to say, but thank you everyone.” Related: French Open women's singles final: Iga Swiatek beats Sofia Kenin – as it happened Related: Djokovic's gift to unsettle threatens Rafael Nadal's kingdom Related: Swiatek swells youth in women's tennis slamming door on the rest [url=https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/oct/10/iga-swiatek-beats-sofia-kenin-french-open-final-history]Continue reading...[/url]
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