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Iga Swiatek vs. Sofia Kenin: Recap, Results from French Open 2020 Women’s Final | Bleacher Report

Poland's Iga Swiatek lifts the trophy after winning the final match of the French Open tennis tournament against Sofia Kenin of the U.S. in two sets 6-4, 6-1, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Iga Swiatek entered the French Open unseeded with no WTA singles titles on her resume after turning pro last year. 

Two weeks later, the 19-year-old Swiatek made history on Saturday with her 6-4, 6-1 win over Sofia Kenin in the women’s final. 

Swiatek never lost more than five games in any of her seven victories

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French Open women’s final: Iga Swiatek upsets Sofia Kenin in straight sets

Swiatek, who had never won even a lower-level title on the WTA tour, did so in characteristic fashion, which is to say, she was so calm it was hard to tell she was competing in a Grand Slam final at all.

The teenager didn’t lose more than five games in a single set throughout her seven matches at the French Open, making her the first woman since Justin Henin in 2007 to capture the title without dropping a set. She was the lowest-ranked woman to ever reach a final at Roland Garros.

She is also the tournament’s youngest champion, male or female, since her idol Rafael Nadal won his first French Open crown in 2005.

Swiatek relied on her powerful groundstrokes and preternatural composure throughout the two weeks — both helped her conquer the 2018 champion Simona Halep in the fourth round — and she relied on both again Saturday.

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French Open women’s final LIVE: Iga Swiatek v Sofia Kenin – radio & text – Live

French Open women’s final LIVE: Iga Swiatek v Sofia Kenin – radio & text – Live – BBC Sport

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French Open 2020 Women’s Final: Sofia Kenin vs. Iga Swiatek Predictions | Bleacher Report

Sofia Kenin of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring a point against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

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The most successful women’s tennis player at Grand Slams in 2020 has a chance to close out the major season with her second title Saturday.

Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin enters the women’s singles final as the more established player in comparison to 19-year-old Iga Swiatek. 

The roles were reversed for Kenin’s first Grand Slam final appearance, as she took down two-time Grand Slam winner Garbine Muguruza at the Australian Open. 

Kenin compiled a 15-1 record at the Australian, US and French Opens, but she is viewed as a slight underdog by the odds makers. 

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Swiatek is the favorite to take the women’s singles crown after she rolled through each of her matches in straight sets. 

Kenin has battled more on the Paris clay with four three-set victories, but she is coming off her most dominant performance in the semifinals over Petra Kvitova.

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2020 French Open odds, women’s final predictions: Top tennis expert reveals Kenin vs. Swiatek picks

American Sofia Kenin goes for her second Grand Slam title when she plays Poland’s Iga Swiatek in the 2020 French Open women’s final Saturday. The must-see match begins at 9 a.m. ET from Stade Roland Garros. Kenin won the Australian Open this year but has never advanced this far on clay. Swiatek, 19, has dominated every opponent she’s faced in Paris, losing only 23 games all tournament.

William Hill list Swiatek as a -163 favorite (risk $163 to win $100) in the latest Kenin vs. Swiatek odds, with the 21-year-old getting +130 (risk $100 to win $130) as the underdog. The over-under for total games played is 21.5, with Swiatek favored by 2.5 games. Before making any Kenin vs. Swiatek picks, see the 2020 French Open final predictions from elite tennis handicapper Gavin Mair.

Mair is the international expert who called unseeded Jelena Ostrapenko (80-1) winning the 2017 French Open,

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Women’s finalist Sofia Kenin is all about winning at the 2020 French Open

After advancing to the 2020 French Open women’s semifinals on Wednesday, Sofia Kenin was asked if there was a word that summed up what she loved so much about tennis.

The 21-year-old American didn’t hesitate.

“Winning, definitely,” she said. “That’s my answer.”

Kenin has never hidden her desire to win titles or become the best in the world, but to hear it said so succinctly proved her win-at-all-costs mentality. She backed that up on Thursday with a 6-4, 7-5 victory over two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova to advance to her second career major final.

“She deserved to win for sure today,” said Kvitova, who hadn’t dropped a set all tournament entering the match. “She was just better.”

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Having won the Australian Open in February, Kenin now has a chance to win her second Grand Slam and rise to No. 3 in the rankings. She hopes to become the

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Kenin, 21, will face unseeded Swiatek, 19, in French final



a man holding a racket on a court: Poland's Iga Swiatek screams after scoring a point against Argentina's Nadia Podoroska in the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)


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Poland’s Iga Swiatek screams after scoring a point against Argentina’s Nadia Podoroska in the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

PARIS (AP) Sofia Kenin entered 2020 with an 11-11 record in Grand Slam action. She never had made the quarterfinals at any clay-court tournament until this trip to Roland Garros – and lost her only tuneup match on the surface 6-0, 6-0 last month.



a woman holding a racket on a court: Sofia Kenin of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring a point against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the last game of the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)


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Sofia Kenin of the U.S. clenches her fist after scoring a point against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in the last game of the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Iga Swiatek is just 19. She’s ranked 54th. She’s never won a tour-level title of any sort.

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French Open 2020: Sofia Kenin, Iga Swiatek Advance to Women’s Final | Bleacher Report

Sofia Kenin of the U.S. celebrates winning the semifinal match of the French Open tennis tournament against Petra Kvitova of the Czech Republic in two sets, 6-4, 7-5, at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

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Sofia Kenin is one win away from perhaps seizing the mantle as the new face of American women’s tennis.

Kenin advanced past Petra Kvitova in a competitive 6-4, 7-5 semifinals match Thursday at the 2020 French Open, reaching her second Slam final of the 2020 calendar year. The American moves on to play Iga Swiatek, who advanced earlier Thursday in her matchup against Nadia Podoroska.

Kenin took the most of the opportunities given to her by Kvitova, winning four of her five break-point chances. By contrast, Kvitova converted on only two of her 12 attempts and likely feels as if she left a golden opportunity for her third Slam title on the table.

Kenin won

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American Sofia Kenin to face teenager Iga Swiatek in French Open women’s final

Kenin will carry a 16-1 mark in Grand Slam action this season into Saturday’s championship match against Iga Swiatek of Poland.

“I’m going to be, like, an underdog,” said Swiatek, who 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 Slam. And she’s been as dominant as can be so far at the French Open.

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.

“It seems unreal. On one hand, I know that I can play great tennis. On the other hand, it’s kind of surprising for me. I never would have thought that I’m going to be in the final. It’s crazy,” Swiatek said. “I just kept believing in myself. It’s amazing for me.”

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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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