Unseeded and ranked simply 54th, Iga Swiatek, all of simply 19, by no means appeared in discomfort at any second in her maiden Grand Slam ultimate on Sunday. And would she? The Polish teen swept previous 2018 champion Simona Halep and 2019 runner-up Marketa Vondrousova, each by way of ratings of 6-1, 6-2. So a at ease win used to be all that used to be anticipated, whilst he performed two-years elder and a Grand Slam winner, Sofia Kenin, who most effective previous this yr had claimed her maiden primary with an Australian Open haul. And in more or less an hour and a part, Swiatek secured a dominating 6-4, 6-1 win towards Kenin to proceed the fad of maiden Grand Slam winners on ladies’s singles.
“It’s loopy. Two years in the past, I gained a junior Grand Slam, and at the moment I’m right here. It looks like any such short while,” Swiatek mentioned, her voice cracking. “I’m simply beaten.”
It has certainly been a tale to inform for Swiatek. It used to be most effective her 7th Grand Slam look and she or he by no means made it previous the quarters in any of the ones seven occasions. However Swiatek performed and not using a other adulthood during the last two weeks on the Stade Roland Garros, sweeping previous the top-seeded, the previous runners up and 3 different wonder entrants.
Listed here are all of the numbers Swiatek’s maiden Grand Slam haul…
1 Swiatek changed into the primary Polish tennis participant, male or feminine, to win a Grand Slam trophy. In males’s tennis, Jerzy Filip Janowicz had come the nearest when he had certified for the 2013 Wimbledon semifinal prior to shedding to Andy Murray. The nearest after Swiatek is former global no.2 Agnieszka Radwańska, who had reached the Wimbledon ultimate in 2012 however misplaced to Serena Williams in a three-setter.
2 She is the second one unseeded participant after 2017 champion Jelena Ostapenko to win a French Open identify. Different unseeded avid gamers come with – Sloane Stephens (2017 US Open, ranked 83), Kim Clijsters (2009 US Open, now not ranked), Serena Williams (2007 Australian Open, ranked 81) and Chris O’Neil (1978 Australian Open, ranked 111).
3 Swiatek is the 3rd participant because the get started of this millennium to achieve a Grand Slam ultimate and win it on seven or fewer appearances. Maria Sharapova gained 2004 Wimbledon in her 7th look, whilst Bianca Andreescu gained the 2019 US Open on her fourth look.
4 She is the fourth participant after Mats Wilander (1982 French Open), Gustavo Kuerten (1997 French Open) and Ostapenko to win the French Open as their first tour-level trophy.
28 video games had been dropped by way of the Polish throughout seven suits en path to her French Open identify. She stands tied at the second one spot with Chris Evert who as smartly dropped 28 video games en path to her 1978 identify at Roland Garros. Steffi Graf leads the chart having dropped 20 video games in 1988 victory. She may be the primary lady to win in Paris with out conceding a suite since Justine Henin in 2007. She may be the fourth teen to win the French Open with out losing a suite after Evonne Goolagong (1971), Evert and Graf.
9 Swiatek turns into the 9th first-time Grand Slam winner within the remaining 14 ladies’s singles primary. The listing comprises – Ostapenko, Stephens, Caroline Wozniacki, Halep, Naomi Osaka, Ashleigh Barty, Andreescu, Kenin.
19 years 132 days, Swiatek is the youngest French Open winner since an 18-year-old Monica Seles had lifted the trophy in 1992.