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Iga Swiatek of Poland and Naomi Osaka of Japan at the women's singles finals in the Miami Open on Saturday. 

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Polish tennis star Iga Swiatek cemented her claim to the world No. 1 ranking Saturday with a straight sets win over Naomi Osaka in the Miami Open. 

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Saturday's win for Swiatek was historic -- in more ways than one. 

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she will be the first Polish player -- man or woman -- to reach the top ranking in singles tennis. 

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"Watching your journey is really incredible," Osaka told Swiatek after the match. "I hope you continue having fun." 

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Osaka, a four-time grand slam champion, was playing in her first final since she won the 2021 Australian Open. 

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Osaka also thanked her team for their ongoing support, including "after the things that happened like two weeks ago." 

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"They're kind of like the rock that stays by my side. I just thank you guys so much," Osaka said. 

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At Indian Wells last month, Osaka was heckled by a spectator early in her second-round match against Veronika Kudermetova.