Swiatek, who did not drop a set in the tournament, is the first player from Poland to win a Grand Slam singles title and the youngest French Open women's champion since Monica Seles in 1992. "Now the 19-year-old is a Grand Slam champion". She is yet to drop a set at this year's tournament, conceding a mere 23 games in her six matches. The American lady returned to the court bouncing but her left thigh heavily taped.
- Until Saturday's triumph, Swiatek's only Tour-level final was in Lugano a year ago where she lost to 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 to the experienced Polona Hercog. Nine of the last 14 women's Slams have been forfeited by players who have never won a major before.
She beat Kenin 6-4, 6-1 at Roland Garros on Saturday to wrap up a remarkable run, never dropping a set, and losing just 28 games, en route to becoming a Grand Slam champion in only her seventh appearance at one of the sport's biggest events.
Kenin needed a strong response and she broke Swiatek again to start the second set but back came the Pole with two more games and at that point Kenin called for the trainer. By the time our children turn 12, the Lawn Tennis Association has been separating "priority" juniors from the rest for fully four years.
Perhaps No4 seed Sofia Kenin, the fresh-faced victor of the Australian Open nine months ago, was in the reckoning, for she had bounced back from lockdown to reach the fourth round at the US Open. "I always knew that if I would be in a Grand Slam final, it would be at the French Open", Swiatek said on court.
Kenin, Andreescu and Swiatek have accounted for three with Naomi Osaka grabbing three titles of her own, and top-ranked Ashleigh Barty triumphing at the 2019 French Open.
The 54th-ranked Swiatek is the second lowest-ranked woman to reach the final in Paris since the WTA rankings were introduced in 1975. The two were face to face in the third round of the 2016 French Open Junior.
Jacquemot sealed victory on her first match point after a double fault from the unseeded Russian. Fantastic story written by this young girl on the Roland Garros courts!
Exceptionally self assured, and with an eye-catching game which seems very robust, Iga Swiatek has the potential to become a superstar.
Charaeva's voice cracked with emotion when she spoke after the match. "Still I think that's kind of her place, you know".
Four years later, it was another encounter between Inga and Sophia. "I know it's pretty insane back home".
"I know my game isn't developed perfectly. It was a tough final", Hewett said after winning in 2 hours, 36 minutes on Court Suzanne Lenglen. I'm not going to use this as an excuse, but my leg obviously was not the best.
In the last two years, she was certainly one among a group of young women making some noise at the top of tennis.