Iga Swiatek reacts after making history with stunning French Open win

Iga Swiatek has become the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam after beating Sofia Kenin in straight sets in the French Open final.

The 19-year-old beat Australian Open champion Kenin 6-4 6-1, lifting the trophy without losing a set in the tournament.

At 54th in the world, Swiatek was the lowest-ranked woman finalist in 43 years.

But she showed few nerves as she swept past her American opponent to become the youngest woman since Monica Seles in 1992 to win the French Open and the first woman to win the title without dropping a set since Justine Henin in 2007.

Swiatek said: ‘I don’t know what’s going on! But I’m so happy and I’m so glad that my family were here to be able to watch me do this.

‘Two years ago I could never even dream of winning a Grand Slam and now I’m here. I’m so overwhelmed.’

The teenager adder: ‘It was an amazing final. I think I stayed mentally consistent.

‘I wanted to play like I did in the other rounds which was difficult because I found today pretty stressful. But it’s amazing to win. I cannot believe it.’

Kenin, meanwhile, said at the trophy presentation: ‘I want to congratulate Iga on a great win. You played so well throughout the tournament and deserve this.’

Following her victory, Swiatek ran across Court Philippe Chatrier to celebrate with her team and family in the players’ box.

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