With Polish flags waving all around Hard Rock Stadium on Saturday, Hubert Hurkacz and Iga Swiatek each won titles at the Miami Open presented by Itau. Hurkacz teamed with John Isner to claim the men’s doubles crown, while Swiatek extended her WTA Tour winning streak to 17 by beating Naomi Osaka in the women’s singles final.
Swiatek, who will debut as World No. 1 on Monday, opened the day’s play by securing her third straight title at the WTA 1000 level, dominating Osaka by a score of 6-4, 6-0. By winning the Miami trophy without dropping a set, the 20-year-old from Warsaw extended her set win streak to 20, dating back to Indian Wells.
Hurkacz, last year’s Miami men’s singles champion, fell to Carlos Alcaraz in Friday’s semi-finals but will not leave South Florida empty-handed thanks to his performance on Saturday. He and Isner took a 7-6(5), 6-4 decision to knock off the red-hot tandem of Wesley Koolhof and Neal Skupski, who were seeking a fourth ATP Tour title of the season.
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The Wroclaw native previously called Swiatek a “huge inspiration” following her Roland Garros win in autumn 2020.
“What she did at the French Open was unbelievable and a huge inspiration,” he said after reaching the Delray final last January. “It’s amazing what she has done, winning a Grand Slam not being seeded and playing the way she played. So that’s really inspiring for all of Poland what she did achieve.”
Last October, the compatriots sat down together for an episode of the WTA’s CrossCourt, where they discussed the importance of discipline and preparation on the tour.
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