Breaking: Iga Świątek defeats Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 in French Open women’s singles final

French Open: Poland’s Iga Świątek defeats Sofia Kenin in the women’s singles final.

Poland’s Iga Swiatek defeats Sofia Kenin of the USA in their women’s final match of the #FrenchOpen tennis tournament at Roland ​Garros in Paris, France.
Iga Świątek defeats Sofia Kenin french open

The French Open has a new women’s champion after American Sofia Kenin was defeated by Polish teenager Iga Swiatek in Saturday’s final in Paris.

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Fourth seed Kenin, 21, was the favourite going into the final, having already won the Australian Open this year for her maiden Grand Slam.


However, World number 54 Swiatek, the lowest-ranked woman finalist in 43 years, played her soul to win her title.

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Poland’s teenager Iga Świątek aged 19 defeats Sofia Kenin in the French Open women’s singles final, and remarkably did not drop a set en route to her first career title 6-4 6-1 over Kenin title at #RolandGarros

Kenin congratulates Swiatek – ‘You played really well.’

What Iga Świątek and Sofia Kenin said after the French Open Final

A happy Swiatek speaks to WTA Insider:  “Even though you’re young and you’re an underdog, you can do a lot in a sport like tennis. “Sometimes I caught myself visualizing I’m also winning a Slam. But on the other hand, it was also really far away. “Right now I’m here & I’m a Slam champion, it’s crazy.”

Sofia Kenin: “I feel like [Iga Swiatek] served really well. She dictated really well her forehand. Especially in the first set, a few shots here and there just didn’t go my way. She played some great tennis.“
Sofia Kenin on her leg injury: “Today obviously after the first set I just felt it was so tight, I couldn’t move. That’s why I had to call the trainer. It just got worse. Yeah, it’s quite unfortunate it had to happen in this match. I’ve had this in the past, but not often.”

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