19 years old Iga Swiatek has become the first Polish woman in 81 years to reach French Open final on Thursday as she has beaten Nadia Podoroska from Argentina 6-2, 6-1. The teenager has yet to lose a set in this year’s French Open and he is going to play against the two times Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova or the Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin on Saturday.
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Swiatek was overwhelmed by this victory. She said that her dream has come true. She also added that she never expected at the initial stages of the tournament that she will play so good here. She also said that she always believed that if she ever reaches a Grand Slam final it will be French Open. Swiatek who is ranked 54, is the 2nd Polish woman after Jadwiga Jedrzejowska who reached Roland Garros final. Jadwiga Jedrzejowska was the runner up at Roland Garros in 1939. she is also the 2nd Polish woman to reach a Grand Slam final in Open era after Radwanska at Wimbledon in 2012.
Swiatek is the 7th unseeded woman finalist at Roland Garros. Only Jelena Ostapenko managed to life the trophy of the previous six in 2017. Sweatik said that she will play the final as if it was a first-round match because if I think if it as finals then it would stress me. Sweatik has not lost any set in this French Open and the last time this feast was achieved by Justine Henin in 2007. Sweatek added that it will be very tough to face Kenin or Kvitova in the final. Podoroska (ranked 131) was the lowest ranked semi-finalist at French Open in the modern era and was the first woman’s qualifier to reach the semi-final of French Open. She will now jump to 48th position after this tournament.