Iga Swiatek secured her fifth WTA title of the season by winning the China Open. In a dominant performance, Swiatek defeated Liudmila Samsonova with a score line of 6-2, 6-2 in the final, showcasing her exceptional skills on the tennis court. This victory marked her 16th career WTA title and her sixth WTA 1000 title of the year, solidifying her status as one of the top players in women’s tennis in 2023.
In her maiden trip to China, Swiatek won her 16th career title. This victory brings her total to an outstanding 2023 total that already includes victories at Roland Garros, Doha, Stuttgart, and Warsaw. Similar to her convincing victory over third-ranked Coco Gauff in the semifinal, Swiatek’s serve again made all the difference in the final on Sunday by denying Samsonova any opportunities to take a breather during the 69-minute match. Also read: Eugenie Bouchard Reveals Her New Boyfriend, making It Official
Both players stayed on serve in a steady opening set until 22nd-ranked Samsonova double-faulted on her first break point of the match.
Swiatek then held for 5-2 and broke Samsonova again to take the first set. Swiatek maintained the momentum into the second set to take an early break for 3-1 and quickly closed out the win after Samsonova put a drop shot into the net on match point.
“You could feel that we are playing a final because it was a little bit tense, I would say,” Swiatek said. “But I’m happy that I kind of adjusted to what Liudmila was playing. I wanted to really be consistent with what I wanted to do no matter how she’s doing. Also read: Sara Errani Net Worth 2023, Prize Money, Endorsements, Cars, Houses, Charities, Etc.
“I’m happy that I won because, for sure, this is really big for me. Winning this title is something that I never would have thought at the beginning of the tournament about. I’m pretty proud of myself.”
“I think I made a lot of good things this week,” Samsonova said afterwards. “Today I think. [it] doesn’t work so much what I wanted to do. I need to see the match, to see the match again, to see what I can do better.
“But for the week, it’s something unbelievable. I didn’t expect it, so great. I need to give her all the credits today because I think she shows all the experience that she has.
Swiatek’s remarkable year included previous titles at the French Open, Doha, Stuttgart, and Warsaw, highlighting her consistency and dominance on the tour. The win in Beijing was a significant achievement for Swiatek, and it capped off a highly successful season for the Polish tennis sensation. Also read: Davis Cup Winners List And Winning Prize Money