Iga Świątek Claims WTA Finals Title in Mexico, Returns to No. 1 Ranking
Iga Świątek celebrated her victory against Jessica Pegula at the WTA Finals in Cancún, Mexico on Monday, reclaiming the top spot in the world rankings. The 22-year-old Polish sensation secured a 6-1 6-0 win over her American opponent, replacing Aryna Sabalenka as the world No. 1 after conceding the position at this year’s US Open.
Surging back to the top, Świątek expressed her elation, telling reporters, “Coming back to world number one, it’s a dream come true, for sure. I would say I wasn’t expecting that right now, this season.”
Following her defeat at the US Open, Świątek bounced back, winning 12 out of the 13 matches she’s played and clinching titles at the China Open and the WTA Finals.
The rain-delayed final showcased Świątek’s dominance, with her American rival unable to challenge her game. Pegula admitted, “She played really solid.”
The WTA Finals had been marred by poor weather and organizational issues, but Świątek thanked her fans for their unwavering support. “Thank you guys for coming and cheering for us. You really made it special,” she said in her victory speech.
With this triumphant win, Świątek continues to solidify her position as a force to be reckoned with in women’s tennis.
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