Poland’s Iga Swiatek poses with a trophy after winning against Belarus’ Aryna Sabalenka during the WTA women’s singles final match at Porsche Arena, Stuttgart, Germany.
In the Stuttgart Open final, world number one Iga Swiatek defeated Aryna Sabalenka in straight sets of 6-3 and 6-4. Swiatek, the French Open favorite, broke Sabalenka in the first game of the second set after they both traded powerful baseline blows. Sabalenka started piling up unforced errors and struggled with her serve while Swiatek managed to hold serve and maintain the lead till the end to clinch her second Stuttgart Open title and second title this year.
Following her return from a rib injury and withdrawal from the Miami Open and Billie Jean King Cup qualifiers after her run to the Indian Wells semi-finals last month, Swiatek expressed her excitement about making a well-timed return and thanked her team for making the right decisions. While Swiatek won it for the second consecutive time, Sabalenka experienced her third straight loss in the final in Stuttgart.