No. 1 Iga Swiatek showed off her top ranking to best advantage Wednesday, losing just one game against Danielle Collins to make a winning start in Doha.
The Pole who counts two Grand Slams last season among her eight titles for 2022, needed just 53 minutes to complete her rout of the No. 42 who reached the Australian Open final in 2022.
She next faces Belinda Bencic, a 1-6, 7-6 (4), 6-4 winner over Petra Kvitova.
Swiatek needed a mere 21 minutes to capture the opening set as she produced total domination of the American.
“I felt pretty confident, I’m happy I was composed and from the beginning till the end pretty focused and disciplined with tactics,” the winner said.
“I didn’t let Danielle get into the rhythm. I wanted to be aggressive. I’m pretty happy that I did that well.”
Swiatek lost just four points in serve in the opening set and finished with eight winners and six unforced errors, breaking serve five times.