Two weeks earlier than Roland-Garros, defending champion Iga Swiatek continues her climb by successful the event. And how: a victory with out leaving any sport in the final in opposition to Karolina Pliskova.
The Polish Iga Swiatek (fifteenth in the world), victorious at Roland Garros final 12 months, defeated the Czech Karolina Pliskova (ninth) in the final of the event in Rome with a 6-0, 6-0 victory in 45 minutes.
A 3rd profession title
Two weeks away from beginning the protection of her crown on Parisian clay (May 30-June 13), the 19-year-old Pole made an ideal copy to clinch the third title of her profession. The number of her blows and her aggressiveness completely confused the Czech, who was enjoying her third final in three years in Rome (victory in 2019, finalist in 2020).
About twenty minutes and the primary set was already accomplished, with three shutouts in service and solely 4 unlucky factors gleaned by Pliskova. In the third sport of the second set and already with one other break in opposition to her, Pliskova lastly picked up her first factors in return and even two break factors to attempt to come again to 2-1. But the Polish, in bulldozer mode, erased them with out trembling and stored her stake.
Swiatek will rejoice its twentieth anniversary at Roland-Garros
It was the coup de grace for the previous world #1, who won't neglect this primary categorical face-to-face in opposition to the rising Polish star. Swiatek, who might be 20 in two weeks (May 31), received final October at Roland Garros, to everybody's shock, the very first event of his profession. She had change into the primary Polish girl, women and men alike, to win a Grand Slam trophy, after having flown over the fortnight.
At the beginning of the 12 months, she added to her document by successful the hard-court event in Adelaide, however clay appears to be her favourite floor: in simply seven clay-court tournaments on the WTA circuit, she has already arrived 3 times. in the final and received two!