Teenager Swiatek Wins Maiden French Open


Teenager, Iga Swiatek, became Poland’s first Grand Slam champion as she stormed to victory against Sofia Kenin at the French open on Saturday.

Swiatek capped off one of the most impressive grand slam wins by a teenager in recent years by defeating Australian open champion Sofia Kenin to lift her maiden trophy 6-4 6-1 on Saturday.

The 19 year old has lost just 28 games in seven matches, including a thumping victory against top seed Simona Halep in the fourth round.

“I don’t know what’s going on. I’m so happy. My family was here finally. I don’t know, it was overwhelming for me,” said a stunned Swiatek.

At 54 in the world, Swiatek is the lowest ranked woman ever to win the French open and the second unseeded champion in four years after Jelena Ostapenko in 2017. She is also the youngest Roland Garros women’s champion since Monica Seles in 1992.


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