The gale of the Polish Iga Swiatek, only 19 years old, took ahead in the final of Roland Garros to the american Sofia Kenin, physically diminished in the second set, 6-4 and 6-1 in one hour and 21 minutes, to conquer your first Grand Slam.
The young promise of women’s tennis, confessed admirer of Spaniard Rafael Nadal, what had not won any professional tournament in her career, she becomes the first Polish woman to earn a Major, both in the feminine and in the masculine box.
Swiatek, becomes the youngest winner from Roland Garros from Monica seles in 1992 and the first to do so without conceding a set since Chris Evert in 1974.
The hurricane led him to 3-0 from the beginning and, although in a stroke of pride reacted Kenin to tie 3-3, the pressure was not reduced and the American penalized with the Pole who did not stop until she won the set. He held it in his hand at the ninth game, with his service to write it down, but the American lifted a set ball and lengthened the duel. The second no longer had a history, with a Kenin blurred by physical problems.
“I don’t know what is happening to me, everything is going so fast”, said the Polish winner Wimbledon Junior in 2018, who ran to greet his family to the audience asking the umpire for permission.
With quality, aggressiveness and great mentality, gave up just 28 games in his 7 victories at the Bois de Boulogne, with 23 to the final and 5 in the finish.
The Polish will advance from position 54 to 17 in the female ranking by becoming the 12th player to win a Grand Slam counting the last 15 showing the parity of the WTA circuit.