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Iga Swiatedk won the championship in the Roland Garros 2020

19-year-old Polish player Iga Swiatek defeated Sofia Kenin (USA) in the Roland Garros 2020 final held on October 10 to win the championship.

In 2018, Iga Swiatek won the French Open Women’s Doubles Championship with Caty McNally and the young women’s singles championship at Wimbledon 2018.

Not as highly regarded as rival Kenin (seed number 4), Iga Swiatek (ranked 54 in the world) was a better player when he soon won a break to lead 3 – 0 in set 1. The defending champion The US Open quickly regained its form to tie 3 – 3 in the 6th game.

Iga Swiatek defeated Sofia Kenin

The two players struggled with each other for another break, but their stellar performance helped Swiatek finish the set with a 6-4 victory.

Entering set 2, Kenin dropped quickly to allow the opponent to win quickly 6 – 1, closing the final victory 2 – 0. Defeating Kenin in the final, Swiatek has crowned the champion perfectly sometimes without losing a single set during the way to the throne.

At the age of 19, Iga became the youngest female tennis player in the past 19 years to reach the Roland Garros final and crown the championship.

Iga Swiatek hasn’t won a title at the WTA or Grand Slam level yet, but she won the championship in her first professional tournament she attended in Stockholm in 2016. The player then took the throne at the Youth Fed Cup. also in 2016.

In 2018, Iga Swiatek won the French Open Women’s Doubles Championship with Caty McNally and the young women’s singles championship at Wimbledon 2018. At Roland Garros 2020, Iga Swiatek has shown remarkable progress when crowned with convincing.

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Now, no one doubts that Iga has enough strength to conquer the 2020 French Open. Because she has just lost 23 games since the beginning of the tournament, has never lost a set, and has never lost more than 5 games per match.

At Roland Garros 2020, Iga Swiatek has shown remarkable progress

In particular, Iga also progressed to the semi-finals. The daughter of a former Polish rowing player at the Olympics is showing a lot stronger than the 54th in the world. As for Kenin, the 21-year-old American girl will join Iga to create the first Roland Garros final since 2008 with both players under the age of 21.

Being Australian Open champion, has Naomi Osaka dynasty begun? (Part 1)

Naomi Osaka has had two consecutive Grand Slam titles along with being number 1 in the world. The 21-year-old Japanese player is gradually asserting her position in the tennis industry female world.

On January 26 at Melbourne Park, Naomi Osaka and Petra Kvitova created the most exciting and dramatic Grand Slam final in recent years. After more than 2 hours of playing, the Japanese player won 7-6 (2), 5-7, and 6-4 to enjoy the joy of winning at the Australian Open for the first time.

By surpassing the eighth seed Kvitova, who won the Wimbledon two times and owned 26 titles in her career, Osaka rose to number 1 in the world when the rankings were announced on January 28.

Naomi Osaka as the pride of Japanese sports

Five years ago, a 16-year-old girl who was ranked 406 in the world made a big shock by beating former 2011 US Open champion Samantha Stosur. Experts began to pay attention to her by her toned physique along with the service speed up to nearly 200 km/h.

However, the Japanese player began to show signs of slowing down for about 2 years. She was only around in the top 100 of the world. She did not show her talent early as Serena Williams or Maria Sharapova used to do. However, Naomi Osaka has started to make progress since her first major hit at the 2017 Australian Open.

A year later, Naomi surprised everyone when she took the throne at Indian Wells. She had an easy victory over Daria Kasatkina (Russia). On the way to the final, the 20-year-old at that time overcame Maria Sharapova, Agnieszka Radwanska, Karolina Pliskova, and world number 1 player Simona Halep.

That seemed to be the prerequisite step for the Japanese player. She made a historic mark at the US Open later that year. She overthrew idol Serena Williams to lift the championship trophy at Flushing Meadows. The female tennis player became the first Japanese player to do so at a Grand Slam.

Naomi’s victory was recognized by the whole country of Japan. Almost a month later, the 20-year-old girl returned to her hometown to participate in the Pan Pacific tournament. Although it was only runner-up, Osaka still received a special welcome from fans in Tokyo.

Naomi Osaka set a record as the highest-paid female tennis player in history

With an income of $ 37.4 million last season, Naomi Osaka has surpassed the record of “Russian Doll” Maria Sharapova to become the highest-paid female athlete in a season in history.

Osaka became the highest-paid female athlete in history

According to a Forbes report, the 22-year-old Japanese tennis player Osaka has earned $ 37.4 million from bonuses and advertising and sponsorship contracts in the past 12 months, $ 1.4 million higher than the number. money that sister Serena Williams earned.

With that number, Osaka set a record for the amount of money a female athlete has earned in a year. ‘Russian doll’ Maria Sharapova previously held this record when she earned $ 29.7 million in 2015.

Osaka made huge money from last season

Osaka also ranked 29th among the top 100 highest-income athletes in 2020. Along with Serena Williams, who earned $ 36 million, Osaka became the only 2 female athletes in the top 100. This is also For the first time since 2016, this list has 2 female athletes.

The 10th-ranked WTA player became famous after defeating Serena Williams himself in the controversial 2018 US Open final, a match overshadowed by overreaction on the pitch. and before Osaka won its second consecutive Grand Slam in the Australian Open in early 2019.

Osaka’s first Grand Slam title in the US Open 2018

Osaka’s form dropped significantly after her victory in Melbourne when she failed to reach the quarterfinals in any tournament. However, the amount of money she earned continued to rise. Naomi Osaka currently has 15 sponsors, including major brands such as Nike, Nissan Motor, Shiseido, and Yonex.

Forbes statistics are based on bonuses, salaries, advertising contracts, and performance competitions over one year (from 1-6 years before 1-6 years later).

Forbes list clearly shows the dominance of the athletes in felt. Only two athletes who did not compete in the top 15 tennis were Indian badminton player PV Sindhu and Thai golfer Ariya Jutanugarn.