Tennis: Poland’s Iga Świątek wins junior Wimbledon
PR dla Zagranicy
Rising Polish tennis star Iga Świątek on Saturday won the girls' singles title at the Wimbledon championships in London.
Poland's Iga Swiątek in action against Leonie Kung of Switzerland during their Girls Singles Final at the Wimbledon Championships in London on Saturday. Photo: EPA/GERRY PENNY
The 17-year-old Pole beat Switzerland’s Leonie Kung in straight sets 6-4, 6-2 in the championship match.
Świątek defeated China’s Xinyu Wang 7-5, 7-6(1) in the girls' singles semifinals at Wimbledon on Friday.
"A fourth Polish name has been added to those of past champions Aleksandra Olsza and the Radwańska sisters, Agnieszka and Urszula," the official Wimbledon website said after Saturday's final.
Poland’s Aleksandra Olsza won the girls' singles title at Wimbledon in 1995; Agnieszka Radwańska equaled the feat in 2005; and her younger sister Urszula Radwańska followed suit in 2007, the PAP news agency has reported.
Wimbledon organisers said on their website: "While yet to meet long-time Polish standard-bearer Agnieszka Radwańska, the 2005 Wimbledon junior champion and 2012 ladies' finalist, Świątek appears well-equipped to join the former world No. 2 at tour level reasonably soon."
Source: Polsat Sport, PAP, wimbledon.com