FACTBOX – Roland-Garros women’s singles champion Iga Swiatek | Tennis News

Factbox on Iga Swiatek, who beat Coco Gauff 6-1 6-3 to win her second Grand Slam title at Roland Garros on Saturday.
Age: 21
Nation: Poland
WTA Ranking: 1
Sowing: 1
Grand Slam titles: 2 (French Open 2020, 2022)
ROAD TO THE FINAL
First round: Lesia Tsurenko (Ukraine) 6-2 6-0
Second round: Alison Riske (USA) 6-0 6-2
Third round: Danka Kovinic (Montenegro) 6-3 7-5
Fourth round: Zheng Qinwen (China) 6-7(5) 6-0 6-2
Quarter-finals: 11-Jessica Pegula (USA) 6-3 6-2
Semi-finals: 20-Daria Kasatkina (Russia) 6-2 6-1
EARLY LIFE
* Born in Warsaw. His father Tomasz is a former Olympic rower, who competed in the men’s quad event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul.
* Swiatek started playing tennis with the aim of emulating her older sister, who briefly competed on the junior circuit.
* Swiatek helped Poland win the Junior Fed Cup title in 2016 before winning Junior Wimbledon in 2018, the same year they won gold with Kaja Juvan in doubles at the Youth Olympics.
CAREER TO DATE
* Started her professional career on the ITF Tour in 2016 and won all seven singles finals she played in the following two years.
* Made her first Grand Slam main draw appearance at the 2019 Australian Open and beat Ana Bogdan in the first round before losing to Camila Giorgi.
* Made his breakthrough later that year, reaching his first WTA final at the Ladies Open in Lugano. Despite losing to Polona Hercog, Swiatek broke into the top 100 for the first time.
* Qualified to the fourth round of the 2019 French Open in only her second major tournament, losing to defending champion Simona Halep.
* Defeated Sofia Kenin in the 2020 French Open final to become the youngest Roland Garros women’s champion since Monica Seles in 1992. She didn’t drop a set throughout the clay major.
* Won his first WTA 1000 title at the 2021 Italian Open in Rome and broke into the top 10 for the first time, ending the year as world number four. She was also the only player to reach week two of all four Grand Slams in 2021.
* Moved to world number one in April 2022 following the retirement of former top-ranked player Ash Barty.
* Won five consecutive WTA titles – Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart and Rome – before beating Gauff on Saturday to claim his second French Open title and extend his winning streak to 35 games.


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