znan flags they are waving to show their support,” Swiatek added with a nod to her hometown. Iga Swiatek of Poland concluded her WTA season on Monday by putting an end to Jessica Pegula’s efforts at the Cancun Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) Finals with a 6-1 6-0 victory. In the process, she reaffirmed her status as world number one and earned her first WTA Finals crown.
At the trophy ceremony, she expressed gratitude to her squad who underwent various “ups and downs” with her through the competition, as well as to her fans who stayed present in the event despite having to face several rain-induced delays and windy conditions at the Mexican resort town. Swiatek also gave recognition to the people from her hometown of Poznan for the flags they waved to show their support. Iga Swiatek extended her remarkable season by winning the season-ending, Ostrava Open on Sunday.
Swiatek celebrated the victory with remarks about the increasing support from Polish fans; “It’s incredible to see Po- this year. Every week I can feel more and more support from the Po- flags and people who attend the tournaments from many different countries. It’s amazing and I’m very grateful every year for the support.” The 22-year-old celebrated her sixth victory of the season, after winning the French Open in June, and her 11th consecutive win, putting her at the top of the rankings for the second year.
Her defeated opponent, Jessica Pegula, 29, praised Swiatek with acknowledgement for pushing her to be a better player even in the loss.