Coming of age
The 2018 Wimbledon junior champion, Iga Swiatek had a quiet transition to the senior tour. She broke into the top 100 in the world in 2019 at the age of 17 and made it to the fourth round of the French Open, losing to third seed and defending champion Simona Halep 6-1, 6-0. At the 2020 Australian Open, Swiatek again reached the fourth round, but the Polish player truly came of age at Roland-Garros. She defeated 2019 runner-up Marketa Vondrousova in the first round and 2014 Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard in the third, hammered Halep 6-1, 6-2 in a fourth-round rematch from the previous year, and overcame Australian Open champion Sofia Kenin in the final — dropping just 28 games on the way to her first Grand Slam — and WTA — title.
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