Iga Swiatek completed an authentic and amazing goal at the Roland Garros 2020, without losing a single set. At just 19 years-old, the Pole became the first player in her country to win a Slam and on Monday she will make her entry into the Top 20 of the WTA rankings.
The teenager from Warsaw has succeeded in the crazy feat of winning the Parisian Grand Slam by eliminating world number 1 Simona Halep and never giving her opponents more than five games in the same match. Iaga defeated an impotent Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 to win Roland Garros and become the first Polish player (both men and women) to win a Grand Slam title.
Swiatek, who never gave up more than five games in the same match throughout the event, closed the practice on Philippe Chatrier by scoring 25 winners and limiting the number of free errors to 17, as well as converting six of the nine break points to its provision.
Capturing over 60% of the points in response, Iga conceded a pittance of ten points in the entire second set to the Australian Open champion. The exploit in the French capital allows Swiatek to jump to number 17 WTA from next Monday.
Swiatek enters into tennis history
Anyone expecting a nervous Swiatek at the start of the match was petrified by the test of facts. Iga went up 2-0 often leaving the American stopped to the sound of winning accelerations, but the fourth-seeded had the merit of not giving up by mending the tear and impacting 3-3.
The number 54 WTA thwarted Kenin's reaction by bringing home a very long seventh game, which served as an appetizer to a crazy whirlwind of emotions. The Pole flew 5-3 after resisting a game of 16 points, but fatigue presented her with the bill a few minutes later forcing her to start all over again.
One step away from the much-desired engagement, Kenin collected a streak of four consecutive points from 15-0 and finally capitulated when the clock showed 53 minutes of the game. The break obtained by the American at the start of the second set was the only jolt of the set, given that Swiatek had no intention of putting her opponent back on track.
The counter-break was only a matter of minutes, before witnessing an undisputed show of the new super promise of women's tennis. Kenin called a medical timeout for an indefinite physical problem, even with the intent of breaking the rhythm of the unleashed rival.
As if nothing had happened, Iga continued to beat from every corner of the field, sealed a streak of eight points to zero and went to bat for the title at 5-1. The Moscow native was trying to give herself one last chance by reaching her on 30-30, but the teenager born in 2001 certified that she was a true predestined.
If the last 14 female majors are taken into account, on nine occasions the singles champion had never won a Grand Slam before (Jelena Ostapenko, Sloane Stephens, Caroline Wozniacki, Simona Halep, Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Bianca Andreescu, Sofia Kenin and precisely Iga Swiatek).
"I don't even realize what's going on. I'm on a cloud. The presence of my family here makes me even more proud. Two years ago I won the junior title and now I'm here, it seems like a moment has passed. I am overwhelmed by emotions right now."