Iga Swiatek won the Miami WTA Championship. The Pole, who was the best in Indian Wells last month, beat Naomi Osaka 6-4 6-0. After Steffi Graf, Kim Clijsters and Viktoria Azarenka, Swiatek is only the fourth player to achieve a “sunshine double”.
The world number one had enough at 79 minutes to write a “sunshine doubling” (Indian Wells wins and the Miami Open respectively).
Swiatek has also won her last five finals and lost averaging just 1.6 games per set. The Poles now only had a tough time in the first set, but won it after a 2-2 draw.
In the second group, the 20-year-old was in her own classroom and, as in the first group, did not allow a single break. It took her 17th consecutive win and she is also the youngest winner of both hard court tournaments in the United States in the same year.
On Monday, Swiatek will take over the number one rankings from Ashleigh Barty, who recently announced his immediate retirement from tennis. Barty was the best in Miami last year.
Osaka started the tournament in 77th place this week. The four-time Grand Slam winner as well as the former world number one climbed to 36th place thanks to her last place.
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