World News – FI – Poland’s Iga Swiatek makes history in French victory against American Sofia Kenin


Poland’s Iga Swiatek made history on Saturday as the first from her country to become a Grand Slam champion

19-year-old Swiatek defeated 21-year-old Sofia Kenin of the United States to claim her first major title of her career with a dominant 6-4, 6-1 victory in just an hour and 24 minutes

“I don’t know what’s going on,” Swiatek said from the field, NBC Sports reported “It’s just overwhelming for me It’s crazy Two years ago I won the Grand Slam junior [at Wimbledon] Now I’m here « 

As a 54th-ranked player, Swiatek was the second-lowest-ranked woman to reach the final in Paris since 1975, when the Women’s Tennis Association rankings were introduced

Kenin, 21, was hoping to clinch his second major title of the year after winning the Australian Open in February

The French Open has been postponed from May-June to September-October due to the coronavirus pandemic Crowds are limited to just 1,000 per day

A little over four years ago in Paris, Swiatek beat Kenin 6-4, 7-5 in the third round of the Roland-Garros junior event

« I remember I lost I don’t remember how I played, » Kenin said ahead of Saturday’s game « Of course we are both different players now »

Nicole Acevedo is a reporter for NBC News Digital She reports, writes and produces stories for NBC Latino and NBCNewscom

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