Poland's Swiatek captures French Open title without dropping a set the entire tournament
Iga Swiatek, a 19-year-old seedless, became the first female tennis player from Poland to win an individual Grand Slam title after beating 21-year-old American opponent Sofia Kenin, who won the Australian Open in February. 4, 6-1 in the French Open final on Saturday.
The 54th Swiatek had only participated in seven major tournaments before this year's French Open and never made it through the fourth round. But while her run to the tile sounds unlikely, ESPN notes that it wasn't restless. She never dropped a sentence during the entire tournament and was the first woman to do the feat at Roland-Garros since Justine Henin in 2007. And while some top players like Naomi Osaka and last year's French Open winner Ash Barty canceled the event and Serena Williams retired after an injury, Swiatek still had to beat some formidable opponents including Simona Halep and of course Kenin.
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