Roland Garros winner Iga Swiatek earned the second title of her career on Saturday 6-2, 6-2 over Swiss second seed Belinda Bencic at the Adelaide International

The 19-year-old Pole was never threatened by former Top 10 player Bencic, now ranked just outside the WTA elite on 12th.

Swiatek needed barely an hour to lift the trophy on the back of 22 winners and just six unforced errors; she lost only six points on serve.

Success marked the first time since Paris four months ago that Swiatek had gone through an event without the loss of a set.

She will rise from 18th to 15th in the rankings on Monday as the Australian tennis summer ends.

“For sure, there is something that clicked, the winner said. “Not only in my head but also tennis-wise. 

“I feel pretty good on court. I feel like sometimes I have weeks when everything clicks, and that’s just the effect of the work we’re doing.”

The reigning Grand Slam champion added: “I can play good tennis for the whole week – and not just at the French Open.

“This gives me confidence that I’m a more developed player; it gives me motivation.”

Bencic said she was outplayed on the day at Memorial Drive.

“I struggled a lot with how different she played,” said the Swiss after losing her seventh final from 11 in her career.

“I just couldn’t figure out her patterns or her serve or anything at all. It’s the unpredictable-ness, she plays everything just a little bit different than I’m expecting. 

“I think I’m a pretty good anticipator. But today it was a little bit off – of course, thanks to her game.”

Main photo:- Iga Swiatek celebrates match point – by ©


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