Swiatek clinches No. 1 ranking, wins debut at Miami Open

  • Coco Gauff celebrates after beating Wang Qiang of China, 7-5, 6-4, during the Miami Open tennis tournament, Friday, March 25, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

  • Iga Swiatek, of Poland, throws a tennis ball into the crowd after winning the women’s singles finals over Maria Sakkari, of Greece, at the BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament Sunday, March 20, 2022, in Indian Wells, Calif. Swiatek won 6-4, 6-1. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Iga Swiatek started her week by deciding that she wanted to set her sights on becoming the No. 1 player in the world, without knowing how long that quest would take.