Polish teen Iga Swiatek beats Sofia Kenin to win French Open title

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Iga Swiatek became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam title after beating fourth-seeded Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 in the French Open final. The 19-year-old Swiatek did so without dropping a set during the tournament. Julian Finney/Getty Images

Iga Swiatek, an unseeded 19-year-old, became the first even tennis player from Poland to win a Grand Slam singles title after she defeated her 21-year-old American opponent Sofia Kenin, who won the Australian Open in February, 6-4, 6-1 in the French Open Final on Saturday.

The 54th-ranked Swiatek had only played in seven major tournaments before this year’s French Open and never made it past the fourth round. But she didn’t drop a set during her run to the title, becoming the first woman to achieve the feat at Roland-Garros since Justine Henin in 2007.

The men’s French Open final between Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal was under way Saturday morning.

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