After 12 days of gruesome and spectacular tennis, the stage is set for the finals of the French Open 2020. 19 year old teenage sensation, Iga Świątek and Sofia Kenin will battle it out to claim their first French Open title. Świątek has had a dream run in Paris over the past 2 weeks storming past her opponents. She is yet to drop a set so far at the French Open and also caused an upset when she defeated the number one seed, Simona Halep in straight sets in the 4th round. Swiatek defeated Nadia Podorsoka in straight sets to progress into the finals.
Sofia Kenin, 4th seed at the French Open 2020 reached her 2nd Grandslam final in 2020 after she defeated Petra Kvitova in straight sets in the semifinals. She is improving her level of tennis with every match she is playing and will be determined to claim her 2nd Grandslam title in 2020.
- Fixture: Iga Świątek vs Sofia Kenin
- Date:10 October 2020
- Tournament: Roland Garros 2020
- Round: Finals
- Venue: Paris, France
- Category: Grand Slam
- Surface: Red clay
- Prize money: Approx. €425,250
When and Where to watch
Approx. 3:00 pm CEST (tentative), 6:30 pm IST; USA – NBC / Tennis Channel | India – Star Sports / Disney+ Hotstar VIP
Iga Świątek vs Sofia Kenin : Match Preview
Iga Świątek is yet to drop a set at the French Open 2020 so far and she has not lost more than 5 games in any match so far. She defeated last year’s French Open runner up Marketa Vondrousova in straight sets in Round 1, S.Hsieh in Round 2 and Eugenie Bouchard in Round 3, all without any difficulty. In the shock of the tournament, she defeated number one seed, Simona Halep in straight sets in Round 4 before breezing past Martina Trevisan in the quarterfinals. In the semifinals, she defeated the Argentinian Nadia Podoroska to progress into the finals.
Sofia Kenin started off slowly playing a few 3 setters in the opening rounds. She defeated L.Samsonova in three sets in Round 1 before another 3 set victory over Ana Bogdan in Round 2. She got past Irina Bara in Round 3, defeated home favourite Fiona Ferro in Round 4, Danielle Rose Collins in another 3 sets in the quarterfinals. She stormed past Petra Kvitova in the semifinals to seal a place in the finals.
Iga Świątek vs Sofia Kenin : Head-to-Head
The duo have faced off against each other just once, way back in 2016 when they were relatively young. They faced off in the 2016 French Open Girl’s singles where Świątek won in straight sets and leads the head to head record 1-0.
Iga Świątek vs Sofia Kenin : Match Prediction
Both the finalists have played amazing tennis over the past 2 weeks and deserve their place in the finals. Iga Świątek has had one of the most dominating tournaments in the recent times, outplaying all her opponents and is yet to drop a set. Sofia Kenin also has held her composure at vital points in the tournament, playing a few 3-setters. However, Świątek has had a perfect tournament till now and is expected to lift her maiden Grandslam title at the age of just 19. Kenin has at times made a few errors in her shot making which might prove to be against her. Świątek will become the first Polish woman in the open era to win the French Open title.
Match Prediction: Iga Świątek to defeat Sofia Kenin in straight sets