French Open | TENNIS ONLINE: Battle for the title at the French Open! Will Kenin stop driving the Polish miracle?

Christophe Some, ČTK / AP

Twenty-year-old Sofia Keninová will strive for her second grand slam title, the first one she won at the Australian Open this year, where she lost to Garbiňa Muguruza in the final, for Šwiateková it is her first participation in the final in the Big Four tournament.

Both finalists in the tournament passed over the Czech opponent. Tournament four Keninová stopped Petra Kvitová in the semifinals, Šwiateková in last year’s finalist Markéta Vondroušová in the first round.

Šwiateková’s results at the French Open
semifinal Podoroská (Arg.) 6:2, 6:1
quarterfinals Trevisanová (Ita.) 6:3, 6:1
round of 16 Halepová (ROU) 6:1, 6:2
Round 3 Bouchardová (CAN) 6:3, 6:2
Round 2 Hsieh (Western.) 6:1, 6:4
1. round Vondroušová (CZE) 6:1, 6:2

Keninová and Šwiateková have not yet met on the WTA circuit. They played together in Paris in juniors four years ago and Polka was happy with the victory.

If the native of Warsaw also manages to dominate the Paris finals, she will become the youngest winner of the tournament since 1992, when 18-year-old Monika Selešová won. She would be the first Polish to dominate Grand Slam singles.

The winner collects a check for 1.6 million euros (approximately 43 million crowns). She will move the title to 17th place in the WTA rankings, Kenin would become the world number three.


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