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World No. 2 Iga Swiatek was shocked to learn she could receive an automatic move to the top of the rankings after three-time Grand Slam winner Ash Barty made the sudden decision to retire.

The 2020 French Open champion rolled into Miami this week on a hot streak after defeating Maria Sakkari 6-4, 6-1 in the Indian Wells final and winning in Doha in February, and said it had been her goal to chase Barty’s spot at the top.

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