The now-18-year-old has made waves at Roland Garros with two dominant early-round wins. (AP)

Amanda Anisimova made history on Thursday by, at 17, becoming the youngest American woman to reach the third round of Roland Garros since Serena Williams did it, in 1998.

But there's one other new face making waves on the women's side of the draw, in Poland's Iga Swiatek, who won both of her first two rounds by a score of 6-3, 6-0. In her Thursday win, against No. 16 seed Wang Qiang, Swiatek blasted 33 winners to Wang's five. 

Swiatek, who would turn 18 on Friday, called the win on Twitter, "the best birthday gift I could've think of."

She did one better on Saturday with a 0-6, 6-3, 6-3 win over Monica Puig to reach the fourth round. 

Here are some things to know about the No. 104-ranked rising star as she progresses through the French Open draw: 


She reached the WTA International-level final in Lugano, Switzerland, in April, and dropped the WTA's Shot of the Month in her 6-0, 6-1 semifinal win over Kristyna Pliskova. 


She won the 2018 girls' singles title at Wimbledon, and defeated top seed Whitney Osuigwe in the first round. 


????????BEST DAY OF MY LIFE???????? #wimbledon2018

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She was also a 2018 champion at the French Open, in girls' doubles, alongside Caty McNally. 


❤#rg18 champions!!! Thank you @caty_mcnally!!!❤

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Swiatek has already won seven titles on the ITF Pro Circuit, going a perfect 7-0 in finals. 


She plays No. 59 Monica Puig in the third round of Roland Garros, on Saturday, with a potential round-of-16 match looming against Simona Halep. 


????The best birthday gift I could've thought of???? ????Thank you for your support???? #3rdround @rolandgarros

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