Iga Swiatek’s 64th title of the year – Iga Swiatek clinched her 8th title of the season with a win over Donna Vekic at the San Diego Open.
The world number one was emotional after suffering a first defeat in 11 finals to Barbora Krejcikova in Ostrava not long back but came out all guns blazing again at the San Diego Open 2022.
Qualifier Vekic had battled from 4-2 down in the 3rd set against Danielle Collins earlier on Sunday in a semi-final delayed by rain and almost managed to scare Swiatek before the Pole surged through the decider to win 6-3 3-6 6-0.
The victory was Swiatek’s 64th of the year, the foremost for any female player since Serena Williams won 78 matches in 2013.
Swiatek said: “I’m just really happy. Coming in here, I wasn’t feeling completely sure that I’m visiting be able to perform my best after playing such an intense tournament in Ostrava. I’m pretty happy that I’m still ready to work through all these things and put my best tennis out there.
“I think this is often going to be the season I’m going to be thinking about for the rest of my life but, on the opposite hand, i might love to have seasons like that in the future so I guess the best way to do that is not really be focusing on what happened but focusing on what’s next. I still know i’ve got many things to improve.”
Swiatek isn’t playing in this week’s WTA 1000 tournament in Guadalajara and will finish her season at the WTA Finals in Forth Worth, Texas beginning on October 31.
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