Swiatek continues his triumphant march in Rome at the expense of Sabalenka

The intractable number one wins her fourth title of the season and increases her favoritism for Roland Garros


The Polish tennis player Iga Swiatek defeated the Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (6-2, 6-3) this Saturday in the final of the Rome tournament, a new face to face between the two best players in the world that extended the winning streak of the number one in the prelude to Roland Garros.

Swiatek conquered the Italian capital for the third time in the last four years, two weeks after also beating Sabalenka in the Madrid final. That battle lasted more than three hours but this time, the number one was a roller to win her fourth title of the year, all in the WTA 1,000 category, after Doha and Indian Wells.

The Pole flew in the first set and made it 6-2 in just over half an hour, with breaks in her favor in the third and seventh games. Although the number two in the world took a step forward, it was impossible for Swiatek to get out of the cloud, as she saved seven break balls before breaking a deranged Sabalenka.

At almost 23 years old, the Pole’s stripes intimidate even her most immediate pursuer, with an intractable number one for the last two years. Swiatek will arrive in Paris as the current double champion and clear favorite for her fourth Roland Garros, in a career in which she has no brakes, with 21 final wins out of 25.

2024-05-18 17:42:11
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