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Teen Iga Swiatek to meet Australian Open champ Sofia Kenin in French Open final

PARIS — Iga Swiatek is just 19. She’s ranked 54th. She’s never won a tour-level title. She’d never been past the fourth round at a Grand Slam tournament. And she’s as dominant as can be so far at the French Open.

Poland’s Swiatek became the lowest-ranked women’s finalist at Roland Garros since the WTA computer rankings began in 1975, advancing with her latest lopsided win, this one 6-2, 6-1 against Argentine qualifier Nadia Podoroska on Thursday.

Swiatek has won all 12 sets she’s played in the tournament and has dropped merely 23 games through a half-dozen matches.

When this 70-minute tour de force ended before a crowd in the hundreds at Court Philippe Chatrier — there was a daily limit on spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic — Swiatek asked for more noise, waving her arms and cupping a hand to her ear.

Polish teenager Iga Swiatek became the seventh
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Josh Barnett set to return ‘bare knuckle style’ against former KSW champ Marcin Rozalski in Poland



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Josh Barnett‘s storied fighting career has seen him span eras and promotions over the last 23 years, but now he’s set for another new promotion, and another new challenge.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Barnett (35-8 MMA) is set to return to action in Poland at “Genesis,” a bare-knuckle event established by KSW co-founder Maciej Kawulski.

“The Warmaster’s” opponent is Polish fan-favorite and former KSW heavyweight champion Marcin Rozalski (7-4 MMA), who hasn’t fought in MMA since KSW 39 in May 2017, when he scored a 16-second knockout of Brazilian Fernando Rodrigues Jr. to win the promotion’s heavyweight title.

Barnett, meanwhile, has been waiting for his first challenge in Bellator’s heavyweight division, but a planned matchup with Rony Markes has twice been canceled, meaning the American hasn’t fought in MMA since his September 2016 win over Andrei Arlovski in the main event of UFC Fight Night

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Josh Barnett set to return ‘bare knuckle style’ against former KSW champ Marcin Rozalski in Poland

Josh Barnett’s storied fighting career has seen him span eras and promotions over the last 23 years, but now he’s set for another new promotion, and another new challenge.

Former UFC heavyweight champion Barnett (35-8 MMA) is set to return to action in Poland at “Genesis,” a bare-knuckle event established by KSW co-founder Maciej Kawulski.

“The Warmaster’s” opponent is Polish fan-favorite and former KSW heavyweight champion Marcin Rozalski (7-4 MMA), who hasn’t fought in MMA since KSW 39 in May 2017, when he scored a 16-second knockout of Brazilian Fernando Rodrigues Jr. to win the promotion’s heavyweight title.

Barnett, meanwhile, has been waiting for his first challenge in Bellator’s heavyweight division, but a planned matchup with Rony Markes has twice been canceled, meaning the American hasn’t fought in MMA since his September 2016 win over Andrei Arlovski in the main event of UFC Fight Night 93 in Hamburg, Germany.

Now

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