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The schedule for Monday: Swiatek in action as Djokovic and Nadal face rising Italian stars

The two defending champions are in action on Monday at Roland-Garros as is men’s world No 1 Novak Djokovic

Iga Swiatek - Roland-Garros 2020 Why is this a memorable moment:Because nobody saw it coming, and Iga Swiatek was a real hurricane at Roland-Garros. Her longest match of the tournament lasted one hour and 24 minutes (in the final against Sofia Kenin) and she didn’t lose a single set to win her first Grand Slam, at just 19.
The highlight:Her victory against Simona Halep. Big favourite for Roland-Garros, the Romanian was swept away by Swiatek in the round of 16, 6-1, 6-2. The Pole has never been so impressive as she was on that day, and this victory gave her a boost of confidence to go and lift the trophy.
The statement: “I know there are no limits. You can be young and not be a favourite, but you can still be successful in tennis. Winning a Grand Slam, I dreamed of it, but it seemed very far away. It seems completely crazy to me.” – Iga Swiatek
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