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Photo Gallery Women’s Breakthroughs 2020 • Kenin, Swiatek, Gauff, Rybakina, Sabalenka

Iga Swiatek arrived in Paris ranked No. 54 and did not drop a set winning Roland Garros and storming into history as the first Polish Grand Slam singles champion.
Sofia Kenin toppled Grand Slam champs Ash Barty and Garbine Muguruza in succession to capture her first Grand Slam at age 21.
Nadia Podoroska started 2020 ranked No. 255 and made history as the first Roland Garros women’s qualifier to reach the semifinals.
Ons Jabeur, the pride of Tunisia, made history as the first Arab woman to reach the quarterfinals of a Grand Slam with her run to the last eight of the Australian Open.
Leylah Fernandez knocked off No. 5 Belinda Bencic in Fed Cup play then won 12 straight sets reaching her first WTA final in Acapulco.
Elena Rybakina reached finals in four of her first five events of 2020.
Eleven years after she played the French Open girls’ semifinals, Martina Trevisan battled into her first Grand Slam quarterfinal at Roland Garros.
Backing up her breakout 2019, Aryna Sabalenka won three titles and finished 2020 on a nine-match winning streak.
Coco Gauff toppled Venus Williams and defending-champion Naomi Osaka en route to the Australian Open fourth round becoming the youngest woman since Jennifer Capriati in 1991 to defeat a Top-5 ranked player.
Jennifer Brady streamlined her physique and sharpened her game charging into her first Grand Slam semifinal at the US Open.