TENNIS

Italian Open Tennis : Iga Swiatek Wins Women's Title

Polish Teenager Iga Swiatek crushed Czech ninth seed Karolina Pliskova 6-0 and 6-0 to win the Italian Open Tennis tournament title.

The 19-year-old reigning French Open Champion took just 45 minutes to dispatch the 2019 Rome Champion just two weeks before she opens her title defence in roland garros.

Swiatek, ranked 15, claimed her third WTA title having followed her Roland Garros success with a win in adelaide in january.

Swiatek swept through the first set in just 20 minutes, allowing Pliskova four points, dropping just 13 in total throughout the match.

Pliskova tried to fight back in the third game of the second set, holding a double break to win the third game, but the polish player ruthlessly snuffed out any return.