Iga Swiatek news: Pole withdraws from Charleston tournament after Miami Open win

Iga Swiatek defeated Naomi Osaka in the Miami Open final on Saturday to win her third WTA 1000 title in a row.

Iga Swiatek during the 2022 Indian Wells final. (Image: Twitter/WTA Insider)

Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek, who will become the world’s number one tennis player on Monday, has withdrawn from the Charleston tournament in the United States. Swiatek defeated Naomi Osaka in the Miami Open final on Saturday to win her third WTA 1000 title in a row. Swiatek claimed that she was on the verge of becoming injured due to cumulative fatigue.

“Sorry everyone but after playing a marathon three finals I’m tired, and have a slightly injured arm,” she said. With a 6-4, 6-0 victory over Osaka, the 20-year-old became only the fourth – and youngest – player to win the “Sunshine Double” of Indian Wells and Miami in the same year, joining Steffi Graf, Kim Clijsters, and Victoria Azarenka.

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Swiatek has now won 17 consecutive games, including titles in Doha, Indian Wells, and now Miami. Swiatek will be formally confirmed as world number one when the new WTA rankings are announced on Monday.

Swiatek dominates Naomi Osaka in Miami Open final

It might have been the final of the 2022 Miami Open but Polish tennis sensation Iga Swiatek made it look like just another game. On Saturday, the imminent world no. 1 beat Naomi Osaka to win the competition in a comprehensive manner. The scoreline at the end of the match read 6-4, 6-0 in the Pole’s favour after an hour and 17 minutes of play. Swiatek also became the youngest woman in history to achieve the Sunshine Double, winning the Indian Wells and Miami Open in the same season. The likes of Kim Clijsters, Victoria Azarenka, and Stefanie Graf have achieved this feat earlier.

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“I feel pretty privileged that I can be amongst those players, because I wouldn’t even dream of it a few years ago,” Swiatek said. “I knew it’s going to be tough playing these two tournaments in a row. I realized at the end it’s just another match and I took it step by step.”

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