Iga Świątek took down No. 3 seed Aryna Sabalenka 6-2, 6-2 in Stuttgart on Sunday for her fourth straight title on the WTA tour. The World No. 1 hoisted the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix trophy after an 84-minute victory, marking her 23rd consecutive win.
The 20-year-old joins an elite group of players with the longest win streaks since 2000. Świątek tied Naomi Osaka at ninth on the list, 12 wins behind leader Venus Williams.
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“A few years ago, I wouldn’t even think about being in this kind of group,” Świątek said after Sunday’s match. “For sure right now, I need to work harder to keep this streak, but I’m just going to take it match by match, and I’m super proud of myself and really satisfied.”
Świątek has now won seven consecutive finals without dropping a set. The top-ranked player was utterly dominant against Sabalenka, firing 17 winners and winning 77 percent of her first-service points.
“I worked hard this week to adjust properly and to play my best tennis on the surface, so I’m really proud of myself,” she said.