Iga Swiatek ended her journey to the women’s No. 1 ranking in fitting fashion, defeating Naomi Osaka 6-4, 6-0 to win
The women’s title at the Miami Open tennis tournament to extend her winning streak to 17 matches. This was a very good journey.
Swiatek, who will replace the now-retired Ashleigh Barty at No. 1 in the women's rankings officially when the points are updated Monday.
She’s the fourth woman to do so, joining Victoria Azarenka (2016), Kim Clijsters (2005) and Steffi Graf (1994 and 1996).
Swiatek’s homeland is Poland, which has seen more than 2 million people enter from war-torn Ukraine in recent weeks.
Swiatek, who never faced a break point, earned $1,231,245 for the win. Osaka earned $646,110 for making the final.
Swiatek also had kind words for Osaka after the match: “This sport is better with you,“ For such interesting stories click the link below::