In times when power and serves seem to predominate in women’s tennis, the success of a true racket artist such as Iga Swiatek, stands as great news for the romantics of this sport. The Polish player seems to have redirected her sports career again. After a clear physical and mental slump after her title at Roland Garros a couple of years ago, the Pole has been able to find her state of excellence again, all thanks to Tomasz Wiktorowski, who seems to have hit the key and has once again put Swiatek in the ointment. Today, the Polish player added another title to her showcase, after beating the Estonian Anett Kontaveit for a resounding and unappealable 6-2 and 6-0 in one hour and six minutes of play.
Sensational display of shots cut, pumped, dropped, topspin… All existing shots and those to be found were executed by Swiatek in a memorable final, where everyone was betting on an even match and for which it was not at all. In a duel of styles that delighted the Qatari public, the Pole suffered at the beginning of the match with her serve, but she knew how to counteract that with the rest, where she created problems for Kontaveit in each one of them. In a seen and not seen, Swiatek was seen with a break up that was going to mark a lot the future of the match. The Pole began to play more aggressively, changing heights constantly, and martyring a Kontaveit who accumulated errors everywhere and who grew impatient at not finding a way to counteract the magnificent tennis of her rival. The Estonian rushed in, hit balls late and could do nothing to stop the devilish effects of the Pole’s blows. The marker said it all. 6-2 and a real world between the tennis level of both players.
Swiatek arroll the Kontaveit
The panorama did not change too much in the second race, what’s more, the difference became even more noticeable. Kontaveit’s insecurity increased, causing Swiatek to take even fewer mistakes and exploit his backcourt solidity without any problem. The second set had no story. Swiatek with a resounding and unappealable 6-0 closed the game and therefore added a new title to his record.
Fantastic week for Iga, who with this title rises numerous positions in the ranking and places herself in fourth place, beating tennis players like Paula Badosa or Kontaveit herself, who has wasted a unique opportunity to get on the world tennis podium.