Early in today’s final it became apparent that Sofia Kenin would need to counter-punch and scramble as Iga Swiatek’s forehand was controlling play. After falling behind 0-3, Kenin did what I expected and elicited some errors and drew even at 3-3. From that point forward, Kenin only won 2 more games. Swiatek didn’t just hit powerful forehands as her forehand at at times her backhand found angles and spots in the court that gave her control of rallies. She pushed Kenin backwards while limiting her error count. Swiatek demonstrated nice touch at the net and ended multiple points close to the net after opening the court with her groundstrokes. Swiatek kept her returns exceptionally deep. She moved well. In short, she played tennis that dominated the #4 seed and Australian Open champion. First-time major winners tend to have a hangover so I do not want to predict too much too soon for Swiatek, but her talent level and postitive outlook have her positioned for good things in the future.