The sensational and sovereign ride of the Polish teenager Iga Šwiateková at the Grand Slam Roland Garros has reached the final. In the semi-final duel of two non-seeded players, she eliminated the Argentine qualifier and the big surprise of the tournament Nadia Podoroská after sets 6: 2, 6: 1. The nineteen-year-old native from Warsaw will face Sofia Keninova in the final, who dealt with Petra Kvitová 6: 4, 7: 5.
Šwiateková became the seventh non-seeded finalist Roland Garros in the history of the open era, during which she reached the final in Paris as the first ever Polka. Before the establishment of the professional circuit, Jadwiga Jedrzejowská played for the title from her country only in 1939.
“I’m really surprised, before the tournament I never dreamed that I would get this far. On the other hand, I always knew that once I played the grand slam finals, it would be here at Roland Garros. My dream has come true, “the 54th player in the world was currently melting away.
Welcome to the final 👏
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) October 8, 2020
The defeat of the number one, Simona Halepová, from the fourth round launched cannon fire on her opponent again from the beginning, and especially thanks to the strong forehand, she had practically the whole match.
At the first opportunity, the Argentine picked up the serve and then controlled the match practically throughout. Probably few doubted that he was mastering the finals. She finished the match after an hour and twelve minutes.
Then she could start looking for an opponent to fight for the title. “Petra Kvitová has been a super star for many years, she is very experienced. Sofia is in caliber again this season. But now I don’t think about them, I’m mainly happy that I’m in the finals, “Polka rejoiced.
|French Open in Paris (clay, subsidy 38 million euros):|
|Šwiateková (POL) – Podoroská (ARG) 6: 2, 6: 1.|
|Soares, Pavic (7-Braz./Chorv.) – Farah, Cabal (1st round) 7: 6 (7: 4), 7: 5|
|Krawietz, Mies (8-Germany) – Koolhof, Mektic (9-Niz./Chorv.) 6: 3, 7: 5|