Former world No. 4 and current Miami Masters tournament director James Blake dropped a major praise on Iga Swiatek after the Miami Masters final as he has stated that the Pole has had an "amazing career" even though she is just 20 years old.
However, such a comment shouldn't come as a surprise as many fans would agree with Blake. Swiatek has had a stunning start to the season as she saw off Naomi Osaka 6-4 6-0 in the Miami Masters final to win her third consecutive title.
Swiatek has six titles in her collection as she is a Grand Slam champion and has three Masters titles in her collection. Swiatek became a Grand Slam champion after winning the French Open in 2020. Swiatek won the Rome Masters last year, while this year she completed the Sunshine Double after winning Indian Wells and Miami.
"Iga, just an amazing career already ... 20 years old," Blake said during on-court trophy ceremony, per Tennis Majors.
Swiatek has won her last 17 matches
After making back-to-back semifinals at the Adelaide International and Australian Open, Swiatek lifted her first title of the season in Doha.
After winning Doha, Swiatek went to Indian Wells, where she made it all the way after beating Maria Sakkari in the final. Swiatek then went to Miami, where she won six more matches to lift her third consecutive title. The stat that makes Swiatek's victory even more impressive is that the Pole didn't drop a single set en route to winning Miami.
Also, Swiatek won her last three Indian Wells matches in straight sets. Swiatek has now won 17 consecutive matches and she hasn't dropped a set in her last 10 matches. Osaka was playing great tennis throughout the whole tournament but she stood no chance against the absolutely impressive Swiatek.
To make it all even better, Swiatek will be ranked at No. 1 from Monday. Swiatek will now take some time off and prepare for the clay season.