Iga Swiatek celebrates with the trophy on the podium after defeating Jessica Pegula in the final match of the Qatar Open at the Khalifa International Tennis complex in Doha on Saturday. AFP
The reigning French and US Open champion, Swiatek dropped just five games all week on her way to the Doha title.
Swiatek completed victory over world number four Pegula in just 69 minutes to take her career head-to-head over the American to 5-2.
Jessica Pegula (C-L) andIga Swiatek pose on the podium with their trophies. AFP
Doha remains a special place for Swiatek -- last year her title triumph in the Qatari capital sparked a 37-match winning streak which culminated in her second Grand Slam title at the French Open.
"I'm really happy that I could kind of find more balance, comparing to how I felt at the beginning of the season," Swiatek said, after her win.
"I think this tournament is going to give me a lot of confidence, but still, I want to take everything step by step. I'm just really happy that I could win this match today."
Swiatek next makes the short journey to the UAE for the Dubai WTA tournament which gets underway on Sunday.
Iga Swiatek reacts during the final match against Pegula (not pictured) in Doha. AFP
If nothing else, she'll be hoping the playing conditions are easier than in Doha where high winds presented challenges all week.
"Yesterday it kind of hit me that even though it's windy, I can use the wind properly," said the 21-year-old.
"I kind of use my intuition to sometimes imagine that I should play shorter, or on the other hand, play with more topspin so the wind is going to kind of take this ball even further.
"So today I just kind of continued that, but I didn't really want to overanalyze that, and I just kind of played how my intuition told me."
Aryna Sabalenka is second and American Pegula moves up to third in the standings despite defeat to Swiatek with Tunisian Ons Jabeur dropping to fourth.
World ranked 139 Tauson saw off Switzerland's Viktorija Golubic 6-4, 6-1 to guarantee a top 100 debut on Monday. Tauson was playing in just her third main draw and with Sunday's win confirmed her status as one of the sport's in-form players.
The 20-year-old picked up her 23rd straight victory as she added Stuttgart to title wins in Doha, Indian Wells and Miami. Swiatek was relentless, breaking Sabalenka's serve twice in the opening set, then greeting every point won with a clenched fist of celebration to seal a 6-2, 6-2 win.
Messi's opener was cancelled out by a Kevin Gameiro equaliser, but the result gave PSG an unassailable four-point lead over second-placed Lens with one match of the season remaining.
Barring a surprise, Chennai Super Kings skipper M.S. Dhoni will step out as a player for the last time when his side take on holders Gujarat Titans in the IPL final on Sunday.
Producing a remarkable comeback, Indian Grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi finished on top in the final round of the prestigious 6th Sharjah Masters International Chess Championship 2023. Organised by the Sharjah Cultural & Chess Club, the championship was held under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed