Swiatek wins French Open to become Poland's first Grand Slam singles champion

The 19-year-old Swiatek, at 54 the second-lowest ranked women's Roland Garros finalist in the modern era, is the ninth first-time major champion in the past 14 Grand Slams.

Poland's Iga Swiatek celebrates after winning against Sofia Kenin of the US during their women's singles final tennis match on Day 14 of The Roland Garros 2020 French Open tennis tournament in Paris on October 10, 2020. Picture: AFP

PARIS - Polish teenager Iga Swiatek won her country's first-ever Grand Slam singles title on Saturday as she defeated American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 to become the youngest women's French Open champion since 1992.

The 19-year-old Swiatek, at 54 the second-lowest ranked women's Roland Garros finalist in the modern era, is the ninth first-time major champion in the past 14 Grand Slams.

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