With Simona Halep losing in the 4th round, the French Open will welcome a new champion in the women’s draw. The presence of players like Iga Swiatek, Nadia Podoroska, Petra Kvitova and Sofia Kenin in the semi-finals, will make it exciting to witness who wins the trophy this year.
Roland Garros women’s champions and records
Since 2005 Roland Garros has seen 11 different female champions, as compared to only 4 champions in the men’s section. This year would be no different as all the players left in the draw are looking for a first French Open title. With only Justin Henin successfully defending her titles in 2005-2007. Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova have been successful in winning the French open twice.
A look into the final four
Interestingly, if either Iga Swiatek or Nadia Podoroska manage to win the event they will be the first one from their respective countries to win a French Open title.
After winning eight consecutive matches and becoming the first qualifier to reach the semi-finals of the French Open, Podoroska will be aiming to continue her dream run by winning the women’s section of French Open 2020.
Swiatek will be eying to become the first Polish Grand Slam champion at the French Open, with this she will also become the first Polish women to win a major in open era. With a spot in the final four of the doubles event, she has a chance to win both of them.
Moreover, if Petra Kvitova wins, she would become the first left-handed female to win the event since 1992. She will be looking for a third grand slam title.
If Sofia Kenin manages to win the event, she will be looking at a new career high ranking becoming the world number 3.