superstar ‘Iga Swiatek is like Mike Tyson

Swiatek has won 28 straight matches, going into the French Open as favourite

The 20-year-old has won her last 28 matches, the longest since Serena Williams won 34 consecutively in 2013.

 

 

 

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Should she win the French Open, and she is such an overwhelming favourite that it would be a shock if she did not win, then that streak would extend to 35, matching Venus Williams’ streak set in 2000.

Her numbers are just frightening, capturing five successive titles – Doha, Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart and most recently Rome.

 

 

It is not just the fact she has won all of these tournaments, it is the way she has been utterly dominant over the rest of the field.

In her 28-match win streak, she has dropped just five sets. This run includes 12 bagel sets (6-0) and another 10 won by a 6-1 scoreline“Rafa has always been my idol,” she said. “I have pretty sad memories of Roland Garros last year because I was crying when Rafa lost against Novak.

 

 

Swiatek won the French Open in 2020 and is the world number one

 

 

 

“But two years ago, I was watching the final. I had the trophy photoshoot [after she won the women’s title]. I was wearing this really nice long dress and went to see the final [Nadal-Djokovic] like this.

“It was nice because I didn’t get the chance to see Rafa play so often. I wanted to use that occasion.”

While Nadal will be going for his 14th French Open title and Novak Djokovic trying to tie him on 21 Grand Slam titles, the women’s side of the game is all about the youngsters.

 

Swiatek looks like she could dominate for years to come and with the likes of Emma Raducanu also bursting onto the scene, it looks like the future is in safe hands

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