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Swiatek wins WTA 1000 tennis tournament in Miami

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Polish tennis star Iga Swiatek won the prestigious WTA 1000 tournament in Miami, Florida, on Saturday.

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Winner Iga Swiatek (R) of Poland poses with runner-up Naomi Osaka (L) of Japan after the women’s singles final match of the Miami Open tennis tournament at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.  ERIK S. LESSER/PAP/EPA

Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champion, beat Naomi Osaka 6:4, 6:0. The victory was her fifth on the WTA circuit.

Having already won in Indian Wells on March 21, Iga Swiatek became the first player since Victoria Azarenka in 2016 to claim the Sunshine Double.

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ERIK S. LESSER/PAP/EPA

The 20-year-old tennis player from Raszyn, Poland, will be on Monday the first Polish tennis player to hold the distinction of No. 1 player in the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) ranking. Swiatek is the youngest player in the top ten of the WTA rankings.

Saturday‚Äôs match was her 17th consecutive victory. She has been constantly winning since mid-February. 


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