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(Reuters) – The French Open Champion Iga Swiatek beat Belinda Bencic 6-2 and 6-2 in the Adelaide International final on Saturday and took the second title of her career.
Swiatek shot out of relative darkness last year when she was the youngest woman to win the Roland Garros title since Monica Seles in 1992.
The Pole has shown again why she is rated so highly with a great week in Adelaide. The 19-year-old never dropped a set during the entire WTA 500 tournament and only lost 22 games in total.
Swiatek took a 3-2 lead in the opening set of the final and broke Bencic’s serve when the Swiss made a double fault three times before switching gears to gain an early advantage in the competition at Memorial Drive Park.
The fifth seed prevailed 3-1 in the second set before taking a comfortable win.
World number 18 Swiatek dismissed 22 winners and made only six unforced mistakes in the match.
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