Iga Swiatek wins the WTA 500 Qatar TotalEnergies Open in Doha after defeating Jessica Pegula 6-3 6-0 in Saturday's final. It was another one-sided match won by Swiatek who showed an absolutely dominant performance throughout this week, losing just 5 games in general during three on-court appearances.
The final against Pegula started quite differently comparing to previous Swiatek's matches. The Pole was moving into the lead twice by breaking the American's serve, but Pegula was able to break back. These were first two breaks conceded by Swiatek in this tournament, and as it occured later, the latest as well. The world's number one managed to break her opponent once again in eight game and grabbed the tricky set on her account. The wind was clearly a factor causing as many as 5 breaks in 8 games, as the weather conditions where very breezy today in the Khalifa Tennis Complex.
After first set which delivered some emotions, the second one was another display of brilliance from Swiatek who gave just no chance for Pegula, winning all 6 games and closing the match after just 70 minutes. It's the 12th career's WTA tournament win for the Pole who completed her title defence challenge after winning in Dubai last year.
Apart from another career's victory, Swiatek achieved a big confidence boost for the following parts of the season. The Pole was looking quite vulnerable during Australian campaign, especially on serve, which was seemingly improved now after 3 weeks out of competition. Despite that, Swiatek managed to take the revenge on two players who defeated her in the latest direct duels, being unbeatable both for Pegula and Danielle Collins earlier in the tournament. This week was the statement, that Swiatek can never be written-off from being a main contender for the biggest things in women's tennis, even despite the disappointing start of the season.