Polish tennis star Iga Swiatek cemented her claim to the world No. 1 ranking Saturday with a straight sets win over Naomi Osaka in the Miami Open.
Swiatek, 20, conveyed a message to Ukraine, which has been under Russian siege for weeks: Swiatek advised, "Stay strong."
She is the first player to win the first three Women's Tennis Association (WTA) 1000 tournaments in a season
Iga Swiatek of Poland and Naomi Osaka of Japan at the women's singles finals in the Miami Open on Saturday.
She competed at the Qatar Open and won it by thrashing the fancied Anett Kontaveit 6-2, 6-0 in the final.
By winning the Qatar Open, the Indian Wells Open and, most recently, the Miami Open.She became the first woman to win the first three WTA 1000 events of the year.
After Ashleigh Barty's shock retirement, Iga Swiatek was in pole position to become the new World No. 1.