Iga Swiatek continued her stunning run Saturday, defeating Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-0 to clinch the Miami Open title.
With the win, Swiatek becomes the fourth woman in history to claim the “Sunshine Double,” reserved for the players who win at Indian Wells and Miami in the same season. At 20 years old, Swiatek is the youngest player to achieve the feat, joining a group that includes Stefanie Graf, Kim Clijsters and Victoria Azarenka.
IGA WINS THE SUNSHINE DOUBLE!! ☀️☀️Incoming World No.1 @iga_swiatek defeats Osaka 6-4, 6-0 to follow up her Indian Wells title with victory in Miami!#MiamiOpen pic.twitter.com/rpAyXZ68M4— wta (@WTA) April 2, 2022
IGA WINS THE SUNSHINE DOUBLE!! ☀️☀️Incoming World No.1 @iga_swiatek defeats Osaka 6-4, 6-0 to follow up her Indian Wells title with victory in Miami!#MiamiOpen pic.twitter.com/rpAyXZ68M4
Swiatek has now won three consecutive titles, including her win at Doha in February. Serena Williams and Caroline Wozniacki are the only other players to win three or more straight WTA 1000 titles in a single season.
Defeating Osaka in one hour and 17 minutes, Swiatek won 73 percent of her first-service points while cutting down on unforced errors to maintain the lead. After a back-and-forth first set, the Polish star blanked Osaka in the second.
With the win, Swiatek extended her winning streak to 17 matches and is set to become the world No. 1 for the first time in her career on Monday.