During these two incredible weeks, 19-year-old Iga Swiatek from Warsaw showed her incredible strength, beating helpless Sofia Kenin 6-4 6-1 in the final to win Roland Garros 2020, becoming the first Polish player to win a title of the Slam.
Swiatek, who never gave up more than five games in the same match throughout the event, closed the practice on Philippe Chatrier by scoring 25 winners and limiting the number of free errors to 17, as well as converting six of the nine break points.
"I'm really proud of myself, I've done an amazing job these past two weeks. I didn't expect to win this tournament, it's something incredible for me, it's one of those experiences that will change your life forever.
It will probably rain now. comparisons with Aga Radwanska, but I have to remain constant for many years to hope to be considered the best player in the history of Poland. I have a lot of work to do, "Swiatek commented to reporters.
Last July, after a long negotiation with the ITF and the four Grand Slam tournaments, the ATP decided to introduce a new system to calculate the points to be awarded and subtracted from each player over the next few months.
The highest organs of men's tennis have opted for a ranking that will cover a period of time of 22 months. The ranking of each individual player will take into account the 19 best results obtained by tennis players in the period between March 2019 and December 2020.
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Considering the increase in infections around the world, the ATP has now decided to extend the validity of this system until March 8, 2021, or before the start of the Indian Wells Masters 1000.
The ranking of 8 March 2021 will be the last in which no points will be lost. This choice could represent a great ally for Novak Djokovic in the fight for the record of weeks spent at the top of the world ranking. Carla Suárez, after unsubscribing from participation in the last US Open, officially announced on September 1st that she had been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma for which she would have to undergo chemotherapy for six months.
The Spanish tennis player began treatment on September 21st and today she made it known through her twitter profile how the therapy she underwent is proceeding. Carla wanted to thank all those who send her daily messages to give her courage against this disease, from friends to family, passing through her fans.
This is the content of the message: Therapy goes on. I'm following the doctor's advice. Thank you very much for the show of affection you send me with your messages." Today the highly anticipated men's singles final of Roland Garros 2020 between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic.