Poland’s Iga Swiatek has thrashed Anett Kontaveit to win the Qatar Open in Doha, triumphing 6-2 6-0 to lift her first WTA Tour title of 2022 and the fourth of her career.
The 20-year-old, who has now claimed two titles at the WTA 1000 level, won the final 10 games of the contest on Saturday as Estonian Kontaveit was powerless to stop her nine-match winning streak coming to an end.
The 2020 French Open champion Swiatek has now only dropped 11 games in the four finals she has won.
Her previous WTA 1000 title came in Rome last year, where she beat Karolina Pliskova 6-0 6-0 in the final.
Kontaveit fought back to 2-2 after an early break of serve, but that was the last time she would win a game as Swiatek took control.
Having survived break points to see out the opening set, Swiatek then powered through the second, dropping just four points on serve as she raced to victory in 66 minutes.
Swiatek has now won her last three matches against Kontaveit, taking the overall head-to-head record to 3-2 wins in her favour.