Iga Swiatek earns third title in Rome

20 May,2024 07:23 AM IST |  Rome  |  Agencies

Swiatek didn’t drop a set at the Foro Italico and extended her tour winning streak to 12 matches

Italian Open winner Iga Swiatek is all smiles in Rome. Pic/AFP

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If Iga Swiatek can keep up her form, it's hard to imagine anyone preventing her from winning a fourth French Open title.

The top-ranked Swiatek dominated in her latest meeting with No. 2 Aryna Sabalenka, winning the Italian Open final 6-2, 6-3 on Saturday to earn her third trophy on Rome's red clay. Swiatek didn't drop a set at the Foro Italico and extended her tour winning streak to 12 matches.

Roland Garros starts next weekend and Swiatek will be aiming for a third straight title in Paris and fourth overall. "Obviously I am confident. I feel like I'm playing great tennis," Swiatek said. "But it doesn't change the fact that I really want to stay humble and really focused on getting everything step by step. Grand Slams are different."

Meanwhile, unseeded Sara Errani and Jasmine Paolini gave Italian fans something to cheer on Sunday after beating Coco Gauff and Erin Routliffe 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 to the women's doubles title.

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