Iga Swiatek to celebrate with 'a lot of tiramisu' after winning the Italian Open

Iga Swiatek won a fifth straight title by beating Ons Jabeur and in doing so, successfully defended her Italian Open crown.

The 20-year-old Pole has been unstoppable since taking over as world number one from Ashleigh Barty, with her last defeat coming in Dubai back in February.

Swiatek did not drop a set in Rome and eased to a 6-2 6-2 victory over ninth seed Jabeur for her 28th consecutive win ahead of the French Open, where she will be an overwhelming favourite to claim a second grand slam title.

Jabeur was herself on an 11-match winning run having won her biggest title in Madrid last week but had negotiated a significantly more troublesome path in making it to the final at the Foro Italico.

Swiatek, who had lost her last two meetings with Jabeur, stamped her authority on the match early on and looked in total control at a set and 4-0 up.

Jabeur attempted a fightback, winning two games in a row, but Swiatek withstood intense pressure to hold in the seventh game and clinched her first match point soon after.

Iga Swiatek of Poland celebrates at the end of her semifinal match

"I want to congratulate Ons because she had such a good run on the clay court," Swiatek said after winning the tournament.

"You have shown fight, spirit, so much variety that it's really nice to have you on tour. Your tennis is different and your tennis is really interesting for women's tennis I think.

"It wasn't easy for the whole week to play every day, but the crowd gave me so much energy that it was no nice to play here and be in Rome.

"I agree with Ons in terms of good pasta. I am going to celebrate with a lot of tiramisu. No regrets!"

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