Iga Swiatek dominates in Miami Open final first Polish tennis player ranked No.1

Iga Swiatek will wake up Monday morning, look in the mirror and see the new No.1 rank women’s tennis player globally.

Swiatek beat Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-0 to win the women’s title at the Miami Open and extend her winning streak to 17 matches.

Naomi Osaka taking her talents to the Miami Open women’s final

Swiatek will replace the now-retired Ashleigh Barty at No.1; she also became the 4th woman to complete the sunshine double, winning both Indian Wells and Miami.

“I have not had a chance to show my full potential,” Swiatek said. “I feel like I am doing that now.”

Swiatek never faced a breakpoint in the final.

Osaka ranked 77th; she will likely rise to 36 on Monday. It was her first final since the 2021 Australian Open.

 

Swiatek, who is from Poland, took a moment to share the people of Ukraine were on her mind during the trophy ceremony.

 

 

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