Swiatek looks to retain French Open title


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2021 French Open 

ATP Tour & WTA Tour 

Stade Roland Garros 
Paris, France 
30 May - 13 June 2021  
 
Iga Swiatek will be keen to successfully defend her French Open title when she competes at the Stade Roland Garros. 
 
The Polish star is one of the brightest talents on the global tennis stage and she is placed ninth on the Women's Tennis Association (WTA) rankings.
 
Swiatek, who is the highest-ranked teenager in women's singles, won last year's French Open and it was her maiden Grand Slam title. 
 
Sofia Kenin in action
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Swiatek defeated Sofia Kenin in the 2020 Roland Garros final, 6–4, 6–1 and she became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title in history.
 
The Warsaw-born starlet also became the youngest singles champion at the tournament since Rafael Nadal in 2005.

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Swiatek, who was voted WTA Fan Favorite Singles Player of the Year in 2020, is also the youngest women's singles champion since Monica Seles in the 1992 French Open.
 
The 19-year-old is coming into this year's Roland Garros having won her first career WTA 1000-title at the Italian Open last week.
 
Justine Henin in action
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Swiatek feels that she has become consistent as she looks to become the first female to successfully defend the French Open title since Justine Henin in 2007.
 
"When you win a Grand Slam everybody will always remember that you won a Grand Slam," Swiatek said.  
 
"I don't think of it like I have to defend the trophy and win the French Open because what I did is always going to be with me.
 
"It is pretty crazy and I'm really proud of myself that I'm actually starting to be more consistent, because that was my goal from the beginning," he added. 
 
 "Actually, I feel right now that I am doing huge progress in that matter."
 

2020 French Open men's singles final


Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 

 
2020 French Open women's singles final 


Iga Swiatek defeated Sofia Kenin    

 

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Published: 05/28/2021