Swiatek completes Sunshine Double with Best Osaka, Miami Championship

Iga Swiatek Hologic extended their winning streak at the WTA Tour Hard Courts 6-4, 6-0 to Naomi Osaka in the Miami Open Finals. It was Swiatek’s 17th consecutive victory and her third consecutive title.

On Monday, Swiatek will officially rise to the No. 1 spot in the world for the first time in its career. After a great victory of 1 hour and 17 minutes, she gets there.

“I’m really satisfied and satisfied and proud of myself,” Swiatek told the media at her post-match. “I feel like I’ll have to celebrate, because I do not know how long I can stay with this line.”

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Sunshine Double Complete: Swiatek also joins a unique club, becoming the fourth woman to win the same season at the Sunshine Double – WTA 1000 Indian Wells and Miami.

Stefanie Graf (1994 and 1996), Kim Clijsters (2005) and Victoria Azarenka (2016) are all former No. 1 cricketers. 20-year-old Swiatek is the youngest woman to achieve this feat.

“I feel very privileged to be able to be among those players, because a few years ago I never even dreamed of it,” Swiatek said. “I knew it would be hard to play these two tournaments in a row. I finally realized it was just another game and I took it step by step.”

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WTA 1000s Ownership: Swiatek’s career-best winning streak continues, with her last 17 victories coming in the first three WTA 1000 events of the season.

Swiatek won the WTA 1000 in Doha, Indian Wells and now Miami, while Serena Williams (2013 – Miami, Madrid, Rome, Toronto) and Caroline Wozniacki (2010 – Montreal, Tokyo, Beijing) won more than one or three more. it was. WTA 1000 titles in a row.

But Swiatek stands alone as the first player to win the first three WTA 1000 tournaments in a row. It was her fourth professional WTA 1000 title and her sixth overall singles title.

Swiatek became the first player to win 17 consecutive matches on the hard field in a single calendar year after Williams won 20 consecutive matches between the Australian Open and Toronto in 2015.

“I’m learned a lot about myself, that I can move forward, and I really do not want to feel like I’ve scored 100% to win matches against great players,” Swiatek said. “I can trust myself a little more now. I actually used that streak to gain more confidence and rank.”

Match Opportunities: A 10-minute cunning game began, with Osaka saving two breaks and holding on for seven deuce. Swiatek led 3-2 with a backcourt crosscourt winner, followed by a handful of close players before winning the first break of the day.

It will prove to be the decisive moment. From inside the pitch, Swiatek led one set, despite Osaka’s bold return tactics. Swiatek kept pace as the second round began, breaking Osaka instantly with her own aggressive returns.

After all, Swiatek jumped out of the last seven games of the competition to extend her stunning winning streak. Swiatek never faced a cut and won exactly two-thirds (30 to 20) of Osaka’s second service points.

“Playing against Naomi in the final was very exciting and I knew the world was going to watch because it was a good match to follow,” Swiatek said. “I wanted to let people really enjoy the best tennis I could do, but on the other hand, it’s really satisfying to see that I can play well against such a player.”

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