American tennis star Sofia Kenin will sq. off with teen sensation Iga Swiatek in the summit showdown of the women’s singles occasion of this yr’s French Open on the Philippe Chatrier Court on Saturday.
21-year-old Kenin booked her place in the final of the second Grand Slam occasion of 2020 with a snug 6-4, 7-5 conquer Czech seventh-seed Petra Kvitova in a one-sided semi-final conflict of the women’s singles occasion.
En route to her victory, the fourth-seeded American produced managed tennis and saved 10 break factors towards two-time Wimbledon champion Kvitova.
On the opposite hand, 19-year-old Swiatek stormed into her first main final after sweeping apart Argentine tennis participant Nadia Podoroska 6-2, 6-1 in one other last-four conflict that lasted one hour and 10 minutes.
As a outcome, Swiatek turned the lowest-ranked girl tennis participant to get this far of the match because the WTA pc rankings was launched in 1975.
Going into the final, Kenin will look to seal her second Grand Slam title of the yr after lifting the Australian Open title in February.
Swiatek, who’s ranked No.45 in the world, will search her first Grand Slam title of her profession. Her earlier greatest end was the fourth-round exit on the Australian Open.
Meanwhile, 19-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal and 17th-time Grand Slam winner Novak Djokovic will look to cement their locations in the final of the boys’s singles occasion once they tackle Diego Schwartzman and Stefanos Tsitsipas, respectively in the semi-final clashes later right now.