We hadn't seen her coming.
At 19, half a student and half a tennis player, Iga Swiatek had only one WTA title to his credit.
She was 54th in the world and had never passed the 8th finals in a Grand Slam.
But after fifteen sparkling days at Roland Garros where she has not lost a single set, the Polish has made a name for herself in tennis and in the history of sport in her country.
She flew over the Paris tournament, yielding only four games on average per match to win the title by beating the American Sofia Kenin in the final, winner of her first Major in early February in Australia.
By the way, Swiatek in particular bluntly dismissed the N.1 seed Simona Halep in 8th (6-1, 6-2).
She thus became the first Pole, men and women alike, to win a major title in tennis.
Such a feat that a Polish newspaper renamed the tournament "Poland-Garros".
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