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

  • 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 19-year-old 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, she said courtside 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.”

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