French Open champion Iga Swiatek breezed past second seed Belinda Bencic 6-2 6-2 in the Adelaide International final on Saturday to claim the second title of her career.
Swiatek shot out of relative obscurity last year when she became the youngest woman to win the Roland Garros title since Monica Seles in 1992.
Swiatek went ahead 3-2 in the opening set of the final and broke Bencic's serve when the Swiss double-faulted three times before switching gears to gain the early advantage in the contest at Memorial Drive Park.
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The fifth seed then surged ahead 3-1 in the second set before closing out a comfortable victory.
World number 18 Swiatek fired 22 winners and made only six unforced errors in the match.
Swiatek withdraws from Qatar Open
Swiatek has joined a growing list of top players pulling out of the Qatar Open, with the Pole saying she wanted to avoid injury.
World number one Ash Barty on Wednesday withdrew from the March 1-6 tournament in Doha with a left leg injury, while world number three Simona Halep and 2019 US Open winner Bianca Andreescu are also skipping the event.
"Yesterday we decided... that we're going to withdraw from Doha because of some intense weeks here," Swiatek, who played a warm-up in Melbourne before this month's Australian Open, said.
"I don't want to have injury or anything. I want my body to rest properly."
Swiatek is also scheduled to compete in the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships next month.
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