After a dominant unbeaten run, Iga Świątek was lastly crushed as she was surprised by Barbora Krejčíková in last of Dubai Tennis Championships.
The world No. 1 had dropped simply 9 video games en path to the ultimate – the fewest ever to succeed in a WTA 1000 last – surpassing the earlier document of 10 held by Serena Williams in 2013.
However within the last, she confronted an impressed Krejčíková, with the Czech participant profitable 6-Four 6-2.
It’s the second time she has crushed Poland’s Świątek within the last of a event in current months, having received on the AGEL Open in her house nation in October of final yr.
And the previous world No. 2 grabbed a memorable title, her first of the yr, by beating the scorching scorching Świątek in 91-minutes in Dubai.
After victory on the Qatar Open final week, Świątek was the in kind participant of these making the quick journey to Dubai.
And he or she saved up her red-hot kind by reaching the ultimate, which means she dropped simply 14 video games within the six matches she performed earlier than Saturday’s last.
Świątek turned the second participant ever to succeed in six WTA 1000 finals earlier than turning 22 since Caroline Wozniacki in 2009.
However in Krejčíková, she confronted impressed opposition.
The 27-year-old gave no quarter all through, breaking Świątek halfway by the opening set earlier than claiming an necessary one set lead.
And he or she by no means relinquished it, as soon as once more breaking the three-time grand slam winner to say a well-known victory.
It signifies that after beating world No. 2 Ons Jabeur and No. three Jessica Pegula within the earlier two rounds, Krejčíková turns into the fifth participant to beat the highest three ranked gamers on the identical occasion.
She defeated 4 top-10 gamers on the Dubai Tennis Championships this yr, which is as many as in her earlier 24 tournaments performed.
And in consequence, Krejčíková is scheduled to rise from No. 30 to No. 16 on the earth rankings.