Sofia Kenin and Iga Swiatek [Photo: Romania News]
Oct 9th, 2020 – The French Open women’s final, 2020, will be contested between Australian Open winner Sofia Kenin and Polish teenager Iga Swiatek, after two contrasting displays in their semi-finals.
Swiatek, 19, needed only 70 minutes to beat Argentine Nadia Podoroska 6-2 6-1 to reach her first major final.
“Sofia is on fire this year,” said Swiatek after her win over world number 131 Podoroska. “I don’t want to think about it – I’m just happy I’m in the final.”
American Kenin, 21, overcame Czech seventh seed Petra Kvitova 6-4 7-5.
Fourth seed Kenin produced controlled tennis but had to save 10 break points against the two-time Wimbledon winner.
She has yet to play Swiatek on the main tour, but faced each other on the same stage in the juniors four years ago.