Iga the unstoppable
The 2020 Roland-Garros champion has walked away with the winner's trophy in each of her last five tournaments and is just the second player -- behind Serena Williams -- to clinch four WTA 1000 titles in one season.
The 20-year-old Pole extended her winning streak to 28 consecutive matches and further cemented her status as the ultimate favourite in Paris later this month.
Closing out a week in which she defeated the likes of Victoria Azarenka, Bianca Andreescu and Aryna Sabalenka, Swiatek overcame Madrid champion Jabeur 6-2, 6-2 in 82 minutes to successfully defend her Rome title.
Swiatek hasn't lost a match since falling in a final-set tiebreak to Jelena Ostapenko in the last-16 stage in Dubai in February, and has since picked up trophies in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart and now Rome.
"It's pretty hard to describe it 'cause all these tournaments that I've won seem pretty surreal right now. I feel like just continuing the same things that I did before really was the key to that," the world No.1 told reporters in Rome on Sunday.