Polish teenager Iga Swiatek has won the 2020 French Open after defeating American Sofia Kenin in the women’s singles final on Saturday.
Siatek becomes the lowest-ranked woman to win the French Open and also the first player from Poland to win a major singles title.
Swiatek, 19, is a former junior Wimbledon champion but the world number 54 has been imperious on her way to Roland Garros history.
She was completely unruffled by the occasions just as she has been all through the tournament as she beat fourth seed Kenin 6-4 6-1, lifting the trophy without losing a set in the tournament.
“I don’t know what is going on, I’m so happy,” a smiling Swiatek said.
She is the youngest French Open champion since Monica Seles lifted the Coupe Suzanne Lenglen in 1992.
“It is crazy. Two years ago I won a junior Grand Slam and now I’m here,” added Swiatek.
“It feels like such a short time. I’m so overwhelmed.”
Swiatek dropped to her haunches and cupped her mouth in disbelief after cracking a forehand winner on her first match point.
After asking the umpire’s permission, she ran up the stands to celebrate with her family and support team.