Former 18-time Grand Slam champion Chris Evert absolutely enjoyed watching the Miami Masters final between Iga Swiatek and Naomi Osaka as she believes those two will meet in many more major finals. Swiatek, who is set to reach the No.
1 ranking for the first time in her career on Monday, handed a 6-4 6-0 defeat to former world No. 1 Osaka in the Miami final. It was the second meeting between the two and Swiatek's first win over Osaka. Previously, Osaka defeated Swiatek when they met at the Toronto Masters in 2019.
Even though Osaka lost the final, Evert was happy to see the Japanese playing well and putting up a strong run in Miami. As a tennis fan, Evert hopes to see many more matches between Swiatek and Osaka. "I think we’re going to see a lot of major finals between @iga_swiatek and @naomiosaka So happy to see Naomi back and Iva was in the zone today.
(Congrats) to both players!" Evert tweeted.
— Chris Evert (@ChrissieEvert) April 2, 2022
Swiatek beat Osaka to complete the Sunshine Double
The word impressive is an understatement for how well Swiatek has played in recent weeks. In February, Swiatek won her first title of the season after beating Anett Kontaveit in the Doha final.
At the Indian Wells Masters, Swiatek beat Maria Sakkari to win back-to-back titles. Swiatek then went to Miami, where she put up another dominant run to win her third consecutive title. At the age of 20, Swiatek managed to win back-to-back titles in Indian Wells and Miami and complete a Sunshine Double.
On the other side, Osaka reached her first final since the 2021 Australian Open. Osaka's Indian Wells campaign didn't go well but fortunately the Japanese was able to put it behind her and bounce back with a strong run in Miami. Osaka, who has plummeted to No. 77 and required a wildcard into Miami, is expected to return to the top-40 on Monday.
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