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.

“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.

Iga Świątek will not be denied, battling past Ludmilla Samsonova 6-7(4), 6-4, 7-5 to clinch a spot in the Porsche Tennis Grand Prix final.

The grueling three-hour match snapped Świątek’s 28-set winning streak, with the Polish star dropping the opening frame before mounting a thrilling comeback to notch her 22nd straight win on tour. Samsonova overcame two breaks in the final set before the World No. 1 finally put the semifinal match away.

Świątek, 20, won more first-serve points by a narrow margin, 65 percent to Samsonova’s 58 percent. The advantage was critical for Świątek in the tight matchup.

Świątek will next meet No. 3 seed Aryna Sabalenka, who defeated No. 2 seed Paula Badosa 7-6(5), 6-4 on Saturday to punch her ticket to the final.

The victory is Sabalenka’s first against Badosa, her doubles partner and friend. She had lost to the Spaniard in their two previous meetings last year. Badosa, unable to serve out the first set at 5-3, left room for Sabalenka to claw back. The 23-year-old converted three of six break points — compared to Badosa’s two of eight — and finished with 33 total winners, overpowering Badosa from the baseline.

The Belarusian star returns to the Stuttgart final after finishing as the runner-up to Ashleigh Barty last season.

Iga Swiatek’s hot streak continues, with the World No. 1 defeating Emma Raducanu 6-4, 6-4 in the quarterfinal round at the Stuttgart Open on Friday for her 21st straight win.

The victory, which took one hour and 45 minutes, marks Swiatek’s tour-leading 28th win of the season and her 13th consecutive straight-set triumph.

With the win against No. 12 Raducanu of Great Britain, the Polish star has now won her last seven matches against top 20 opponents. Swiatek last registered a top-20 loss against then-No. 1 Ashleigh Barty in January.

Raducanu didn’t make it easy for Swiatek, pushing her opponent through both sets.

Ultimately, though, the World No. 1 pulled out the win, besting Raducanu in first serve points won and second serve points won, with both stats hovering around 70 percent. Swiatek also saved four of five break points, while Raducanu saved just one of four.

Friday’s win advances Swiatek to the semifinal at the German tournament, where she will face Russia’s Liudmila Samsonova in their first-ever meeting.

Former world No. 4 Bianca Andreescu made her return to the tennis court at the Stuttgart Open, taking down Julie Niemeier 7-6(5), 6-3 in the opening round of the tournament.

The 2019 US Open champion had not played in a professional-level tennis match in seven months. She opted out of the Australian Open in early December in order to take a mental health break.

Ahead of her season debut, she told WTA Insider that she considered retirement but ultimately felt a fire to return.

Andreescu had to rally after falling behind 5-3 in the first set but bounced back to take the 1-hour, 44-minute victory. She hit 22 winners and six aces and saved five of the six break points she faced.

“I felt that it took me a while to get my rhythm, but she presented very good tennis,” Andreescu told WTA Insider after the match. “I’m just super happy with how I dealt with everything; especially towards the end of the match, I felt like I had a clear mindset, but it was definitely very emotional, so to get out of that state was hard, but I’m glad that I managed.

“I got a little teary-eyed at one changeover, because I was like, ‘Oh my god, I’m back playing again and I’m feeling good.'”

She’ll move on to face last year’s finalist and No. 3 seed Aryna Sabalenka in the two’s first tour-level meeting.

Elsewhere, Daria Kasatkina rallied from an early 4-0 deficit at Stuttgart to take a 6-4, 6-2 victory over Coco Gauff. She ran off 12 of 14 games against the world No. 16 to improve her head-to-head record against the teenager to 2-0.

Kasatkina will next face No. 7 seed Ons Jabeur.

Karolina Pliskova edged out her Czech compatriot Petra Kvitova 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5) in their first meeting since the 2018 WTA Finals. She’ll next face off against Liudmila Samsonova in the second round.

Iga Swiatek continued her winning ways after the Miami Open, rattling off her 20th win in a row and her 26th set win in a row against Eva Lys, 6-1, 6-1.

It’s the longest set winning streak since Serena Williams rattled off 28 in a row between the 2012 US Open and 2013 Australian Open. Swiatek has lost just seven games in her past four matches.