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Posted On: 19 February 2023 09:40 am
Updated On: 19 February 2023 10:07 am

World No.1 Iga Swiatek wins Qatar TotalEnergies Open title

Vrinda Abilash
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World no 1 iga swiatek defends title qatar totalenergies open

World No.1 Iga Swiatek successfully defended her title at the Qatar TotalEnergies Open on 18 February 2023, sweeping past fourth-ranked Jessica Pegula 6-3, 6-0 in the Doha final.

No.1 seed Swiatek topped No.2 seed Pegula to capture her first Hologic WTA Tour title of the year, and the 12th title of her career overall. Swiatek dropped only five games all week en route to the title.

"I'm really happy that I could kind of find more balance comparing to how I felt at the beginning of the season," Swiatek said, after her win. "I think this tournament is going to give me a lot of confidence, but still, I want to take everything step by step. I'm just really happy that I could win this match today." Swiatek had already lost to Pegula this year at United Cup, but the No.1 seed overwhelmingly avenged that defeat in the 1-hour and 9-minute Doha final. Swiatek now holds a 5-2 lead over Pegula in their head-to-head.

H.E. President of the Qatar Tennis, Squash and Badminton Federation Nasser Ghanim Al Khulaifi along with Qatar TotalEnergies Open Manager Saad Al Mohannadi handed the trophies to the tournament winner and runner-up.

Source and cover image credit: QNA