World No 1 Iga Swiatek continued her winning run as she swept aside Aryna Sabalenka 6-2, 6-2 in Sunday’s Stuttgart final for her fourth successive title.
The 20-year-old picked up her 23rd straight victory as she added Stuttgart to title wins in Doha, Indian Wells and Miami.
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“Well, this is another tournament where I surprised myself,” Swiatek told reporters after the win.
“That I can do it and basically that I don’t need to be 100 percent perfectly prepared or I don’t need to feel 100 percent to still play really good tennis and play solid matches.”
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Swiatek has dropped just one set in her past 13 matches on the tour.
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For a player who doubted her position as the new World No 1 after Ashleigh Barty’s retirement, Swiatek has left no question that she is the most dominant force in women’s tennis right now.
She now owns seven career titles.
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Her tally of 23 straight victories sees Swiatek match Naomi Osaka’s winning streak from 2020-21 as she approaches Venus Williams’ record of 35 triumphs on the WTA tour.
Since losing her first WTA final as a 17-year-old in 2019, Swiatek has won seven finals in a row.
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