Reigning French Open champion Iga Swiatek secured a dominant 6-2 6-2 victory over Belinda Bencic in the Adelaide International final to win her first hardcourt title.
The fifth-seeded Swiatek was absolutely superior in Saturday’s final — she faced no break points, made no double faults to Bencic’s 8, hit 22 winners to her opponent’s 9 and committed just 6 unforced errors to the second seed’s 16.
The 19-year-old Swiatek had never previously reached the quarterfinal stage of a hardcourt tournament, while this week she raced to the WTA 500 title without dropping a set in victories over qualifiers Madison Brengle and Maddison Inglis, Danielle Collins in the quarterfinals, Jil Teichmann in the semis and her seventh career Top 20 win in the final against Bencic.
🏆😊Four happy kids…
Thank you for sharing this journey with me. It definitely would be less fun without you.
— Iga Świątek (@iga_swiatek) February 27, 2021
The Polish teenager will now rise to a career-high ranking of No.15.
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