The final Grand Slam event of the year concludes in Saturday’s French Open women’s final between Poland’s Iga Swiatek and the United States’ Sofia Kenin.
Kenin advanced to her first French Open final after beating seventh-seeded Petra Kvitova in straight sets of Thursday’s semifinals action. Kenin (4-seed) was the highest seeded American in the tournament in a field led by 2018 tournament-winner Simona Halep. 2019 champion Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka did not particpate in the 2020 French Open. Kenin, just 21 years old, is seeking her second major title after winning the 2020 Australian Open where she defeated Garbiñe Muguruza.
Swiatek reached the final by besting Nadia Podoroska in the semis. She also upset Halep in straight sets during the fourth round. The 19-year-old has never reached a Grand Slam final before Saturday. Her best performance came in the 2020 Australian Open where she reached the fourth round, losing