Swiatek wins French Open becomes first Pole to win Grand Slam singles title

Poland’s Iga Swiatek celebrates after winning the French Open final against Sofia Kenin of the US at the Roland Garros in Paris, October 10, 2020. ― Reuters pic
Poland’s Iga Swiatek celebrates after winning the French Open final against Sofia Kenin of the US at the Roland Garros in Paris, October 10, 2020. ― Reuters pic

PARIS, Oct 10 ― Teenager Iga Swiatek became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 in the French Open final today.

The 19-year-old, who did not drop a set throughout the claycourt tournament, is the youngest winner since Monica Seles lifted the Suzanne Lenglen Cup in 1992.

Swiatek raced into a 3-0 lead for the loss of just three points before Kenin got into her groove, only for the Pole to bag the opening set on her opponent's serve after another trade of breaks.

Kenin received an off-court medical treatment on her left thigh after the third game of the second set and world number 54 Swiatek went on to win the remaining games to claim the title. ― Reuters

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