World No. 1 Iga Świątek's dominant unbeaten stretch snapped by Barbora Krejčíková in final of Dubai Tennis Championships

    Barbora Krejčíková celebrates after beating Iga Świątek in the final of the Dubai Tennis Championships.

    (CNN)After a dominant unbeaten run, Iga Świątek was finally beaten as she was stunned by Barbora Krejčíková in final of Dubai Tennis Championships.

    The world No. 1 had dropped just nine games en route to the final -- the fewest ever to reach a WTA 1000 final -- surpassing the previous record of 10 held by Serena Williams in 2013.
    But in the final, she faced an inspired Krejčíková, with the Czech player winning 6-4 6-2.
      It is the second time she has beaten Poland's Świątek in the final of a tournament in recent months, having won at the AGEL Open in her home country in October of last year.
        And the former world No. 2 grabbed a memorable title, her first of the year, by beating the scorching hot Świątek in 91-minutes in Dubai.