Poland joins list of Open Era women’s Grand Slam singles winners. Has your country won a major?
Since the start of the Open Era, 55 different players from 25 different countries have won a Grand Slam singles trophy with Poland the latest nation to join the illustrious list following Iga Swiatek’s success at the French Open.
The 19-year-old Swiatek brushed aside Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 at Roland Garros on Saturday to become Poland’s maiden major winner.
* adds Grand Slam champion to her resume *
???? @iga_swiatek secures her first Grand Slam title by defeating Kenin, 6-4, 6-1. ??#RolandGarrospic.twitter.com/EFTAqgZYyY
— wta (@WTA) October 10, 2020
The European country’s “success” came just a few months after Canada also added its name to the list on the back of Bianca Andreescu winning her first Grand Slam at the 2019 US Open.
???? Polish Perfection ???? @iga_swiatek becomes the first Grand Slam singles champion from Poland and does not drop a set en route to her first career title 6-4 6-1 over Kenin.#RolandGarros pic.twitter.com/jRuF4jE3ul
— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) October 10, 2020
Before Andreescu and Canada joined the party, Japan were the previous new entry when Naomi Osaka won the 2018 US Open.
In case you were wondering, since the start of the Open Era in 1968 the United States have “won” 87 Grand Slams with Serena Williams accounting for 23 of those. Of course Monica Seles won titles with three different countries (United States, FR Yugoslavia & SFR Yugoslavia).
Grand Slam singles titles won by country during the Open Era:
United States (87)
Serena Williams (23), Martina Navratilova (18), Chris Evert (18), Billie Jean King (8), Venus Williams (7) Jennifer Capriati (3), Lindsay Davenport (3), Tracy Austin (2), Barbara Jordan (1), Nancy Richey (1), Monica Seles (1), Sloane Stephens (1), Sofia Kenin
Germany/West Germany (25)
Steffi Graf (22), Angelique Kerber (3)
Margaret Court (11), Evonne Goolagong (7), Chris O’Neil (1), Kerry Melville Reid (1), Samantha Stosur (1), Ashleigh Barty (1)
Justine Henin (7), Kim Clijsters (4)
Maria Sharapova (5), Svetlana Kuznetsova (2), Anastasia Myskina (1)
Arantxa Sánchez Vicario (4), Garbine Muguruza (2), Conchita Martínez (1)
SFR Yugoslavia (6)
Monica Seles (5), Mima Jausovec (1)
Amelie Mauresmo (2), Mary Pierce (2), Marion Bartoli (1)
United Kingdom (5)
Virginia Wade (3), Sue Barker (1), Ann Haydon-Jones (1)
Martina Hingis (5)
Hana Mandlikova (4)
Czech Republic (3)
Petra Kvitova (2), Jana Novotna (1)
FR Yugoslavia (3)
Monica Seles (3)
Simona Halep (2), Virginia Ruzici (1)
Li Na (2)
Victoria Azarenka (2)
Flavia Pennetta (1), Francesca Schiavone (1)
Ana Ivanovic (1)
Gabriela Sabatini (1)
Iva Majoli (1)
Jelena Ostapenko (1)
Caroline Wozniacki (1)
Bianca Andreescu (1)
Iga Swiatek (1)
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