After two weeks of enthralling tennis in Paris, one of the sport’s rising stars will claim their maiden Roland Garros title tonight.
Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin will face teenage phenom Iga Swiatek for the French Open women’s singles title, which was last year won by Australia’s Ash Barty.
Swiatek is yet to drop a set in the grand slam, including her crushing victory over top-seeded Simona Halep in the fourth round. Incredibly, she hasn’t dropped more than four games in any set during the tournament.
The 19-year-old currently sits at No. 54 in the WTA rankings, and had previously never qualified beyond the fourth round of a grand slam tournament. She is also the first Polish woman to feature in a French Open final since 1939.
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Meanwhile, after toppling Czech superstar Petra Kvitova in the semi-final, Kenin will be eager to secure her second singles title of the year.
Sofia Kenin celebrates during her semi-finals match against Petra Kvitova.Source:Getty Images
Swiatek and Kenin have never faced each other in a professional match before tonight, proving why this is one of the most unpredictable Roland Garros finals in a generation.
The final is scheduled to commence at 12am on Sunday morning (AEDT).
ROUTE TO THE FINAL
R1 — defeated Vondrousova 6-1, 6-2
R2 — defeated Hsieh 6-1, 6-4
R3 — defeated Bouchard 6-3, 6-2
R4 — defeated Halep 6-1, 6-2
QF — defeated Trevisan 6-3, 6-1
SF — defeated Podoroska 6-2, 6-1
R1 — defeated Samsonova 6-4, 3-6, 6-3
R2 — defeated Bogdan 3-6, 6-3, 6-2
R3 — defeated Bara 6-2, 6-0
R4 — defeated Ferro 2-6, 6-2, 6-1
QF — defeated Collins 6-4, 4-6, 6-0
SF — defeated Kvitova 6-4, 7-5
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