Swiatek triumphs at WTA 1000 tennis tournament in Indian Wells

Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champion, beat Greece’s Maria Sakkari 6:4, 6:1. RAY ACEVEDO/PAP/EPA

Polish tennis star Iga Swiatek won the prestigious WTA 1000 tournament in Indian Wells, California, on Sunday in a straight-sets victory.

Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champion, beat Greece’s Maria Sakkari 6:4, 6:1.

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The victory was her fourth on the WTA circuit and her second WTA 1000 level title in the space of a month, and moves the 20-year-old Polish woman up to second in the world ranking, behind Australian Ashleigh Barty.

For winning Indian Wells, Swiatek pocketed USD 1.23 million in prize money.

Sunday's match was the 11th consecutive victory under coach Tomasz Wiktorowski.