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Iga Swiatek beats Belinda Bencic in Adelaide final

TENNIS: FEB 27 - Adelaide International

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27: Winner Iga Swiatek of Poland and runner up Belinda Bencic of Switzerland after their singles final match on day six of the Adelaide International tennis tournament at Memorial Drive on February 27, 2021 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Peter Mundy/Speed Media/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

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ADELAIDE, Australia -- French Open champion Iga Swiatek beat Belinda Bencic 6-2, 6-2 to win the Adelaide International at Memorial Drive.

The 19-year-old Polish player did not drop a set in five matches and lost just 22 games all week.

Swiatek seized momentum midway through the first set. Leading 3-2, she broke Bencic’s serve when the Swiss player double-faulted three times.

Swiatek had 22 winners and just six unforced errors in a dominant performance, showing that her success at Roland Garros was no fluke.

“It wasn’t like one time during the French Open,” she said. “It gives me more confidence that I’m (a) more developed player and I can play good more often. It just gives me motivation.

“I feel like sometimes I have weeks when everything clicks, and that’s just the effect of the work we’re doing.”