Iga Swiatek won her 25th match from her last 26 as she stopped Elina Svitolina 6-1, 6-4 on Wednesday at the WTA Dubai event  to extend her Gulf victory streak to six straight.

The world No. 1, champion at the weekend in Doha, was never in danger against the two-time tournament champion from Ukraine, who defeated Swiatek in their previous meeting last summer at Wimbledon

Swiatek ran off seven straight games from 1-1 in the opening set  and tightened her grip as the match extended to 85 minutes..

She lost the final here a year ago to Barbora Krejcikova; Swiatek owns 13 consecutive victories over Top 20 opponents.

Despite her current run of form, Swiatek is taking nothing for granted as she hits the business end of the event, putting aside the third title in a row she won four days ago in Doha..

“Honestly you don’t think about winning a tournament when you’re in the middle of it. There are still many matches and many
scenarios that can happen.

“When you’re going into the tournament and you’ve won before, you feel more comfortable; you feel like you’re home. But it can give you more pressure

“But when you start a tournament, and you haven’t won it, you don’t think about winning.

“You just think about the first match that you’re going to play and that’s all.”