Poland’s Iga Świątek has steamrolled Belinda Bencic in a straight-sets to win the Adelaide International.
- Świątek won 6-2, 6-2 in the final to add the Adelaide International title to her French Open crown
- She only lost 22 games during her successful campaign in Adelaide
- The 19-year-old reached the fourth round of the Australian Open
Świątek triumphed 6-2, 6-2 in Saturday night’s final at Memorial Drive to collect her second career title, following her French Open victory last year.
The 19-year-old’s dominant performance in the final completed a stellar tournament in which she did not drop a set. She lost just 22 games in five matches.
Świątek, who reached the fourth round at the Australian Open, seized momentum midway through the first set. Leading 3-2, she broke Bencic’s serve when the Swiss world number 12 double faulted three times.
The 18th-ranked Świątek held serve and then broke Bencic again to take the first set in 35 minutes.
In the second set, Świątek again crafted a decisive gap midway through by breaking Bencic’s serve in the fourth game to establish a 3-1 lead.
She had no trouble finishing off Bencic, who has now lost seven of her 11 career finals.
In the earlier doubles final, Chilean Alexa Guarachi Mathison and American Desirae Krawczyk came from a set down to defeat Brazilian Luisa Stefani and American Hayley Carter.
The third-seeded Mathison and Krawczyk triumphed 6-7 (4/7), 6-4 and 10-3 in the deciding super tiebreak.