Polish President Duda among those congratulating French Open champ Swiatek on social media
SHOWS: INTERNET (10 OCTOBER 2020) (SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE - ACCESS ALL) (MUTE)
1. STILL PICTURE FROM THE TWITTER PAGE OF POLISH PRESIDENT ANDRZEJ DUDA, SAYS:
"Thank you and congratulations for @iga_swiatek! A historic day for Poland, for Polish sport and for Polish tennis. Bravo!"
2. STILL PICTURE FROM THE TWITTER PAGE OF POLISH PRESIDENT ANDRZEJ DUDA, (Polish) SAYS:
"Incredible, historic success @iga_swiatek # rolandgarros2020. This day goes down in the history of Poland, Polish sport and Polish tennis. Thank you very much! Congratulations and we stand and applaud you."
3. STILL PICTURE FROM THE TWITTER PAGE OF THE POLISH PRIME MINISTER MATEUSZ MORAWIECKI (Polish) SAYS:
"Congratulations to @iga_swiatek, who today achieved the success of her life and - I am convinced - only the first success in the Grand Slam. Amazing story that this young girl wrote on the #RolandGarros dishes! Paris is Polish today! "
4. STILL PICTURE FROM ROBERT LEWANDOWSKIS TWITTER PAGE OF THE POLISH FOOTBALL PLAYER, SAYS:
"What an amazing achievement, what a great story! Nice work @iga_swiatek"
5.STILL PICTURE FROM THE TWITTER PAGE OF POLISH TENNIS PLAYER AGNIESZKA RADWANSKA, SAYING:
"Wowww !! Congratulations"
6.STILL PICTURE FROM FORMER TENNIS PLAYER TRACY AUSTIN'S TWITTER PAGE, SAYING:
"Wow !!! @iga_swiatek is such an amazing athlete - so aggressive - already hits such a difficult full game. A pleasure to see - makes it easy. More majors ahead !!"
7. STILL PICTURE FROM TENNIS PLAYER NOVAK DJOKOVIC'S TWITTER PAGE, SAYING "
"Congratulations @iga_swiatek #RolandGarros"
8. STILL PICTURE FROM IGA SWIATEK'S TWITTER PAGE, ANSWER TO DJOKOVIC TWEET, SAYING:
"Thank you champion !!! Good luck tomorrow"
9. STILL PICTURE FROM IGA SWIATEK'S TWITTER PAGE, SAYING:
"It's so hard to describe how special this day is for me. It's so strange to achieve something that seemed so distant ... But yeah ... It's here - I'm a Grand Slam champion ( what?). Thank you @ SofiaKenin for this final. I wish you all the best. #RolandGarros "
HISTORY: Poland's President Andrzej Duda was one of the congratulations as the nation celebrated on Saturday after 19-year-old Iga Swiatek won the French Open and became the first Pole to win an individual Grand Slam title.
Swiatek, who finished 54th in the world at the beginning of the tournament but was now in the top 20, defeated the American Sofia Kenin 6: 4: 6: 1 and was the youngest woman to have been French since Monica Seles in 1992 Open won.
She comes from the Polish village of Raszyn, just outside the capital, Warsaw, but trained and went to school in the city.
"Thank you and congratulations for @iga_swiatek! A historic day for Poland, for Polish sport and for Polish tennis. Bravo!" tweeted Duda.
Other politicians and heads of state followed suit and enjoyed the greatest Polish tennis success of all time.
"Congratulations to @iga_swiatek, who today achieved the success of her life and - I am convinced - only the first success in the Grand Slam. Amazing story that this young girl wrote on the #RolandGarros dishes! Paris is Polish today! " tweeted the Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
Swiatek was the first Polish woman to reach the Roland Garros final in 81 years and the first in a major since Agnieszka Radwanska at Wimbledon eight years ago.
"Congratulations @ iga.swiatek! A fabulous show for tennis," said Radwanska in an Instagram post.
Bayern Munich striker Robert Lewandowski also congratulated his compatriot. "What an amazing achievement, what a great story! Nice work @iga_swiatek," said the forward on Twitter.
Former French Open champions Mats Wilander and Chris Evert also praised the young Pole.
"Iga looked so relieved, but also calm," Wilander told Eurosport. "She's going to win a lot more - it shows in her demeanor throughout the final."
While American Evert, who won seven French Open crowns, said, "What brilliant tennis for two weeks. Many, many more GS titles to come."
Swiatek lost just 28 games in seven games at Roland Garros. She reached the finals, including a first-round win against 2019 runner-up Marketa Vondrousova and a round of 16 win against Simona Halep.
(Production: David Grip)
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