Unstoppable! So it was Iga Swiatek (15th) in the WTA 1000 final in Rome, where she shone and became champion by beating Karolina Pliskova (9th) after a resounding 6-0 and 6-0 in 46 minutes of play. With this victory, the Polish made sure to get into the Top Ten.
The 19-year-old erased the Czech from the track from the beginning and until the end of the match. Apart from Pliskova’s 6 double faults, her catastrophic level was evident in the 23 unforced mistakes you made. An incredible figure, which in turn increased with the Swiatek’s 17 winners compared to the scarce 5 of her rival, as well as the fact that the Polish won 51 of the 64 points played.
Both partials were practically a carbon copy: In 6 of the 8 break opportunities he had, Swiatek stretched his lead and he prevailed with a remarkable decision against an opponent no more and no less than 10 years older.
In Rome, Swiatek reached her third WTA title, her second this season. Last year, the great leap came after being crowned at Roland Garros after beating Sofia Kenin in the final 6-4 and 6-1. In Adelaide, in 2021, he won the decisive match against Belinda Bencic after a double 6-2. In finals, the Warsaw-born never gave up a set. What’s more, this title means her first in a WTA 1000.
And as if all this were not enough, became the fourth teenager to win a WTA 1000. The first was Victoria Azarenka, in Miami 2009; Bencic did it in 2015 in Toronto; and Bianca Andreescu, in 2019, in Indian Wells and Toronto.
Thus, Swiatek closed a tournament in which he also left tennis players of the stature of Elina Svitolina and Cori Gauff, among others, on the way. prepares for his next big goal: defend the crown at Roland Garros.