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Iga Swiatek thrashes Podoroska to set up French Open final against Kenin

  • Polish teenager beats Argentinian qualifier 6-2, 6-1
  • Swiatek to face Sofia Kenin in Saturday’s final

Iga Swiatek’s surname might be as difficult for some to pronounce as her wicked forehand is to read, but the Polish teenager has moved into the final of the 2020 French Open against Sofia Kenin with the familiar ease of reserving a table at the Ritz. She knows she belongs.

While Swiatek’s 6-2, 6-1 win over the Argentinian qualifier Nadia Podoroska was trickier than the score suggests, the 21-year-old American Kenin, who beat Petra Kvitova, 6-4, 7-5, in the second semi-final on Thursday, will know she is in for a fight on Saturday. It as near a certainty as exists in the sport that the 19-year-old Swiatek will challenge for slam titles for years to come – as, probably, will Kenin, who already owns the Australian Open.

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