Iga Swiatek is the new queen of the red clay of the Foro Italico.
In the women's final of the International Open of Italy in Rome, the Polish, number 15 in the world, defeated the Czech number 9 in the WTA ranking Karolina Pliskova with a score of 6-0 6-0 in just 46 minutes of play.
This is the first final in the history of the Internazionali Open d'Italia to finish with such a round score. "I didn't expect to play so well at the start of the tournament, I'm really excited and happy.
We spent important moments with my staff, I congratulate Karolina (Pliskova, ed) because she has done important things in this tournament. Thanks to my team, who had to endure me in difficult moments and without them I would not have been able to do what I did today, and win the tournament. "These are the words of an excited Iga Swiatek, the 19-year-old Polish tennis player who was the real revelation of the last calendar year and winner of the final of the International Open of Italy after an absolute domination over the Czech Karolina Pliskova, with the score of 6-0 6-0 in just 46 minutes of play and only 13 points awarded to the opponent. third tournament won, after Adelaide and especially Roland Garros last year in the final on the world number one Wta Simona Halep.Thanks to the public - he added number 15 in the ranking on the occasion of the award ceremony at the Foro Italico tennis center - for coming to cheer in presence despite the pandemic and thanks to the organizers for making sure that the tournament could take place. Everything happened this week, I saved match points and avoided defeats. Thanks also to my family, my cat and all my fans. "
Visibly shocked the Czech Pliskova, "I have had a good tournament so far but today I have not played my best tennis, congratulations to Iga and her team. Sometimes there are days like this, we have to face them, they are difficult weeks. put it behind me as soon as possible because I don't have much time and there are other important appointments soon ", said the champion of the 2019 edition of the Internazionali