Tennis: Świątek makes history reaching final at Roland Garros

Iga Świątek achieved her biggest feat in her still short sports career as she crushed qualifier Nadia Podoroska of Argentina 6:2, 6:1 in the French Open semi-final to move on to the grand final of the tournament, where she will face Sofia Kenin from the US.

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The young Pole controlled the entire game from the beginning, quickly gaining the upper hand. In the end, she allowed her rival to win only three games, showing that she was way above Podoroska’s level on Thursday. Nevertheless, the Argentinian player deserves praise for her own achievements as she reached the last four from the preliminary rounds.

Considered a very promising teenager, Iga Świątek shocked the world after a devastating victory over one of the world’s best players, Simona Halep, in the last 16. So far, she has not even conceded a single set in the tournament and impresses the tennis milieu with her style.

"I'm kind of surprised, really. I never thought at the start I would play so good here but I always knew that if I was going to be in the final of a Grand Slam it would be at the French Open," said the Pole, who told PolandIn earlier this year that Roland Garros has always been her favourite Grand Slam tournament.

Świątek is the second Pole after Jadwiga Jędrzejowska (in 1939) to play in the French Open singles’ final, and the first one since Agnieszka Radwańska’s haul in Wimbledon in 2012 to reach the Grand Slam tournament final.

On to the final she goes, but first, Friday doubles’ semifinal ahead of her. On Satuday, Świątek will face Kenin as she bids to become the first Pole to win a singles Grand Slam title.