Young Swiatek Wins The French Open, And Ranked
The Lowest To Win The Roland Garros Championship
Polish teenager Iga Swiatek completed an impressive rise by becoming the lowest ranked woman to win the French Open after beating American Sofia Kenin. Swiatek, 19, is a former junior Wimbledon champion, but the rise of the world number 54 to Roland Garros history has been swift and surprising.
She showed little nerves to beat fourth seed Kenin 6-4 6-1, lifting the trophy without losing a single set in the tournament. “I don’t know what’s going on, I’m very happy,” Swiatek said smiling.
Swiatek is the first player from Poland to win a Grand Slam singles title. She is the youngest female French Open champion since Monica Seles lifted the Suzanne Lenglen Coupe in 1992.
“She is crazy. Two years ago I won a junior Grand Slam and now I’m here, “added Swiatek, which she laughed before her voice broke with excitement.” It feels like such a short time. I’m so overwhelmed. ”
Swiatek squatted down and cupped her mouth in disbelief after breaking a forehand on her first match point.
After asking the referee’s permission, she ran across the court to Philippe Chatrier to find her closest and dearest, and finally pointed her in the right direction to run towards her support team and her family in the box of Players.