19-year-old Iga Swiatek beat Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 to win the French Open 2020. Swiatek became the first tennis player from Poland to win a Grand Slam singles title.
After the victory, Swiatek said, “Maybe it just had to be like that, another underdog had to win a Grand Slam. In women’s tennis right now it’s crazy.” The Polish player will rise to 17th in the world after her victory.
“I don’t know what’s going on. It’s overwhelming for me, it’s crazy.”
“Two years ago I won a junior Grand Slam (at Wimbledon) and now I’m here,” she added. “It feels like such a short time.”
The 54th ranked Swiatek is the second-lowest ranked women’s Roland Garros finalist in the modern era, is the ninth first-time major champion in the past 14 Grand Slams.
Swiatek is the youngest women’s French Open winner since Monica Seles won it 28 years ago.