Wimbledon junior champion Iga Swiatek sweeps into first WTA Tour final

Iga Swiatek in action

Iga Swiatek demolished her more senior opponent Kristyna Pliskova in just 54 minutes at the Samsung Open to reach her maiden WTA Tour final.

The 17-year-old from Poland dropped just one game as she beat Pliskova from the Czech Republic 6-0, 6-1.

Swiatek hit 28 winners and made just 13 unforced errors compared to the 20 unforced errors and 10 winners from the 27-year-old Pliskova.

The teenager will take on Polona Hercog, who overcame Fiona Ferro 7-5, 6-4, in Sunday’s final.

“I saw her in a few tournaments, but I’m still new on the WTA Tour,” she said of her next opponent.

“My coach will probably tell me everything – tactics and stuff – so I will be ready.”

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