Iga Swiatek

  • Poland's Swiatek settles into celebrity status and eyes more silverware
    WARSAW, November 2 (Reuters): Iga Swiatek went from being a largely unknown teenager to suddenly acquiring celebrity status after winning the French Open in October - and the Pole is now confident she can go on to win all the Grand Slam titles in her career. Swiatek was ranked no. 54 in the world when she entered the rescheduled French Open in September, but went on to secure an upset by beating Sofia Kenin in the final to become the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam sing
  • French Open champ Swiatek adjusting to celebrity status
    Reuters French Open champion Iga Swiatek says she is trying to adjust to her new celebrity status after becoming the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title. The 19-year-old beat American Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 in Saturday's final to become the youngest winner of the claycourt Grand Slam at Roland Garros since Monica Seles in 1992. "It's pretty crazy here," Swiatek told the BBC after returning to Poland. "I feel like my life changed complet
  • Teenager Swiatek dazzles in Paris to claim first Grand Slam title
    PARIS, October 10 (Reuters): Securing a first Grand Slam title is supposed to be an arduous task but 19-year-old Iga Swiatek crowned an extraordinary fortnight to win the French Open in a blaze of winners on Saturday, crushing Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1. Swiatek, who had dropped only 23 games en route to the final, produced another audacious display as she became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title. Only briefly in the first set did Swiatek show any weakness,
  • Factbox: List of French Open women's singles champions
    Reuters List of French Open women's singles champions: 2020 Iga Swiatek (Poland) beat Sofia Kenin (U.S.) 6-4 6-1 2019 Ashleigh Barty (Australia) beat Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic) 6-1 6-3 2018 Simona Halep (Romania) beat Sloane Stephens (U.S.) 3-6 6-4 6-1 2017 Jelena Ostapenko (Latvia) beat Halep 4-6 6-4 6-3 2016 Garbine Muguruza (Spain) beat Serena Williams (U.S.) 7-5 6-4 2015 Serena Williams beat Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) 6-3 6-7 6-2 2014 Mari
  • Factbox: French Open champion Iga Swiatek
    Reuters Factbox on Iga Swiatek, who defeated Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 to win her maiden Grand Slam title at the French Open on Saturday. Age: 19 Nation: Poland WTA ranking: 54 (Highest ranking: 48) Seeding: Unseeded Grand Slam titles: 1 (French Open 2020) ROAD TO FINAL First round: 15-Marketa Vondrousova (Czech Republic) 6-1 6-2 Second round: Hsieh Su-wei (Taiwan) 6-1 6-4 Third round: Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 6-3 6-2 Fourth round: 1-Simona Halep (Romania) 6
  • Swiatek wins French Open, becomes first Pole to win Grand Slam singles title
    PARIS, October 10 (Reuters): Teenager Iga Swiatek became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title when she beat American fourth seed Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 in the French Open final on Saturday. The unseeded 19-year-old, who did not drop a set throughout the claycourt tournament, is the youngest winner since Monica Seles lifted the Suzanne Lenglen Cup in 1992. "I'm so happy. I'm so happy my family was here finally. It was overwhelming for me,"
  • Swiatek's run to French Open final not by chance, says coach
    WARSAW, October 9 (Reuters): Iga Swiatek's incredible run to the French Open final has taken the tennis world by storm but her one person who is not surprised is her coach Piotr Sierzputowski. The music-loving 19-year-old has dropped only 23 games en route to the final where she will face American Sofia Kenin who in February claimed the Australian Open crown. If Swiatek prevails she will become the youngest player to lift the Suzanne Lenglen Cup since Monica Seles in 199
  • Polish teenager Swiatek powers into French Open semis
    PARIS, October 7 (Reuters): Polish teenager Iga Swiatek recovered from a nervy start to outclass Italian qualifier Martina Trevisan 6-3 6-1 and move into the French Open semi-finals on Tuesday. The 19-year-old, who thrashed Romania's top seed Simona Halep on Sunday to reach her first Grand Slam quarter-final, looked tight as she trailed 3-1 after a long wait to get on court but then took charge with some aggressive hitting. She is the first Polish woman to reach the
  • Teenager Swiatek bundles top seed Halep out of French Open
    PARIS, October 4 (Reuters): Polish teenager Iga Swiatek dumped top seed Simona Halep out of the French Open on Sunday with a crushing 6-1 6-2 victory to make her maiden Grand Slam quarter-final. Halep came into the fourth round clash on a 17-match unbeaten streak having defeated the 19-year-old Swiatek, ranked 54th in the world, 6-1 6-0 in 45 minutes at the same stage last year in the claycourt Grand Slam at Roland Garros. "I wasn't experienced at all then. That was
  • Halep praises 'unbelievable' teen Swiatek after exiting French Open
    PARIS, October 4 (Reuters): Top seed Simona Halep made no excuses after going down tamely to Polish teenager Iga Swiatek in the fourth round of the French Open on Sunday, instead crediting her opponent's level of play in the 6-1 6-2 thrashing. At the same stage at Roland Garros last year, Halep defeated Swiatek 6-1 6-0 in 45 minutes, but the 19-year-old turned the tables spectacularly on Sunday to end the Romanian's 17-match winning streak. "All the credit to he