Iga Swiatek has claimed her second career title at Adelaide International after bursting onto the scene winning last year’s French Open.
Swiatek was a newcomer to the WTA Tour in 2019 and was a surprise winner of the 2020 French Open while ranked 54th in the world and only 19 years old.
In doing so she became the first Polish player to win a Grand Slam singles title in history and also the youngest singles champion at the tournament since Rafael Nadal in 2005, and the youngest women’s singles champion since Monica Seles in 1992.
The young WTA star backed that up this week by pulled off an almost perfect Adelaide tournament, not dropping a set for five matches and losing only 22 games all week.
She saw off her final opponent Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-2, striking 22 winners and making only six unforced errors all match.
Before the tournament, former tennis player and now Eurosport analyst Tim Henman said he is expecting great things from Swiatek in the future.
“I’m a big Swiatek fan. I think she’s got great game,” said Henman.
“The way she dominated at the French Open. I don’t see her being a flash in the pan or a one-slam winner.
“I see her winning many more major titles because she’s got great game, she’s got real fire power, big serve, big forehand, good athlete.
“Her mentality and attitude on the court, she’s very focused, good concentration, good competitor, so I see a huge future.
“She’s a future number one for me.”
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