Qatar Open: Iga Swiatek beats Elena Rybakina to win title for third year in a row-ZoomTech News

World primary Iga Swiatek claimed the Qatar Open title for the third 12 months in a row with a straight-set victory towards Elena Rybakina.

Poland’s Swiatek trailed by a double break within the first set however regrouped properly, ultimately beating the Kazakhstan participant 7-6 (10-8) 6-2.

Swiatek misplaced all three of her matches towards Rybakina in 2023.

It’s four-time Grand Slam champion Swiatek’s first WTA title of the 12 months and her 18th total.

Swiatek is the primary participant to win a WTA singles title thrice in a row since Serena Williams claimed the Miami Open from 2013-15.

She trailed Rybakina 4-1 within the first set however discovered her rhythm, forcing issues again on serve and saving a set level earlier than closing out the tie-break after 90 minutes.

Rybakina needed to take a medical timeout after hitting her leg along with her racquet whereas serving within the first set and he or she shortly went down a break within the second.

Swiatek then broke the Rybakina serve as soon as extra earlier than serving out for victory.

Each gamers are scheduled to play within the Dubai Tennis Championship, which begins on Friday.

Elsewhere, Australia’s Alex de Minaur celebrated his twenty fifth birthday by beating Grigor Dimitrov to succeed in the Rotterdam Open closing.

De Minaur beat the Bulgarian 6-4 6-3 to arrange a gathering with both Australian Open champion Jannik Sinner or Tallon Griekspoor.

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