The 19-years-old Iga Swiatek became the first Poland Grand Slam Singles Champion for the first time. While a Polish teenager reached the French Open 2020 finals without losing a single set, she defeated the American Sofia Kenin during finals in the straight sets.
Without winning a single title in the WTA Tours, the World No.54 Iga Swiatek begun this year Paris major event with a handful of confidence and amidst unpredictable weather conditions a couple of weeks ago. And while the unseeded Swiatek upset top-seeded Simona Halep in the round of 16, She beat a qualifier Nadia Podoroska in the semifinals.
In the event finals, Iga Swiatek has faced the Australian Open reigning Sofia Kenin between huge expectations. Whereas most of the predictions would say Kenin will win this year’s Roland Garros title in the three sets, Iga Swiatek rewrote everything and crushed her opponent in the straight sets(6-4, 6-1).
“Iga Is Not Made To Play In Difficult Conditions”: Tomasz Swiatek
The Father of the French Open 2020 champion is also a former athlete and Olympian rower. He competed in the men’s quadruple sculls event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
In a recent interview with TVN24, the 56-years-old Polish explained about her Daughter’s dream pursuing ability. Tomasz said, “Iga is very ambitious. When She sets a goal, She consistently pursues it. And this is also the case with the Grand Slam. This ambition significantly helps her make her dreams come true and strive for further victories.”
Speaking about Paris weather conditions, Iga Swiatek’s father expressed, “It’s not entirely that she doesn’t complain about anything. The chill bothers her. Iga is not made to play in difficult conditions, but she cannot turn her nose in the media due to her age. She is just struggling to be at the forefront of the world. And the great ones can complain because this is the privilege of the stars.”