Records tumble for Iga Swiatek as she reclaims the World No. 1 rank in the season finale defeating Jessica Pegula for the 2023 WTA Finals title

Swiatek won the Open in China before claiming the Title in Cancun.


Records tumble for Iga Swiatek as she reclaims the World No. 1 rank in the season finale defeating Jessica Pegula for the 2023 WTA Finals title

Iga Swiatek(Image via: The Print)

The Polish top seed, Iga Swiatek, ousted World No.5 Jessica Pegula in straight sets to claim the championship title at the WTA Finals in Cancun. With her latest title win, the Pole has racked up an additional 420 points to dominate the WTA rankings list once again. Her latest win marks Swiatek’s 17th career title victory.

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Finishing her season as the No.1 player for the second consecutive year, the 22-year-old has won every single set at the event in Cancun’s Estadio Paradisus.

In the past week, Swiatek tallied wins against three reigning major champions, posting straight-set victories over Australian Open champion Sabalenka, US Open champion Coco Gauff, and Wimbledon champion Marketa Vondrousova. She is the youngest WTA Finals champion since Petra Kvitova won in Istanbul in 2011.

Losing just one game to Pegula in the finals, Swiatek won her sixth title in 2023, scoring 6-1, 6-0 against the American. With her victory, Swiatek has become only the third player after Peter Kvitova in 2011 and Serena Williams in 2013, to claim titles at the WTA Finals, a Grand Slam, and three WTA levels, all in the same year.

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The Pole also broke 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams’ record of 32 sets in 2012, by conceding only 20 games to win the tournament. The World No.1, Iga Swiatek, is only the second Polish champion at the event. Before her, Agnieszka Radwanska had won the title in Singapore, back in 2015.

Jessica Pegula ‘thanks’ Iga Swiatek for IMPROVING her game

Korea Open winner, Jessica Pegula thanked Iga Swiatek following the two’s title clash at the season-ending Finals in Cancun. The American congratulated the Polish champion as well as her team and family as well in her acceptance speech as the runner-up at the event.

Iga Swiatek and Jessica Pegula
Iga Swiatek and Jessica Pegula(Image via: Tennis Majors)
"You continue to push me to be a better player every year. It makes me a much better player. I really appreciate that,” 
Pegula stated as she tuned her face towards Iga Swiatek

Swiatek as well, congratulated Pegula for her impressive 2023 season. The Pole also expressed her desire to clash with Pegula in the finals of many more tournaments in the future.

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