Iga Swiatek: makes French Open final

By Abankula

Polish teenager Iga Swiatek continued her fairy tale to the French Open final Thursday, demolishing 131st ranked Nadia Podoroska of Argentina 6-2, 6-1 in the first of two semifinals at Roland Garros.

Swiatek, also ranked 54th becomes the second-lowest-ranked French Open women’s finalist

She will will play either No. 4 Sofia Kenin or No. 7 Petra Kvitova in Saturday’s final.
Poland’s Swiatek swept 131st-ranked

The lowest-ranked French Open women’s finalist was Romanian Florenta Mihai, who was No. 56 in 1977, when she was runner-up to Yugoslavian Mima Jausovec.

WTA rankings were introduced in 1975.

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Swiatek has now equalled the record of another Polish player, Jadwiga Jddrzejowska, who also made the French Open final in 1939.

Swiatek’s run is remarkable.

The 19-year-old hasn’t dropped a set in six matches in advancing past the fourth round of a Grand Slam for the first time.

The last woman to win the French Open without dropping a set was Justine Henin in 2006 and 2007.