Undisputed Swiatek

Iga Swiatek was crowned in Miami, beating Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-0 in 1h:19, and thereby endorsed that it is fair heiress this Monday of the number one vacated by Ashleigh Barty. the polish, Only 20 years old, he dismantled the Japanese, who returned to a final 406 days later to dispute Australia 2021 after which he became entangled in a carousel of mental problems.

Swiatek links 17 wins. It comes from winning in the West of the United States, in Indian Wells, and did it again in the East completing the Sunshine Double (champion in both tournaments) that had only been achieved by Steffi Graf (1994 and 1996), Kim Clijsters (2005) and Victoria Azarenka (2016). But, in addition, the tennis player from Warsaw becomes the first in history to add the first three WTA 1,000 of the year, because she also dominated Doha.

Osaka, who had put in a great tournament, erred in her plan to get deep into the court and racked up too many unforced errors (29 total). The 2020 Roland Garros champion, with great intensity, took the Japanese out of the match. The best tennis player of 2022 fastened a perfect week, without giving up a single set, and will continue to celebrate on Monday, already officially at the top of tennis. “Before I didn’t have this mental strength. I lost and I didn’t know why. This gives me confidence to achieve more things,” she said happily at the foot of the track.

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