Paris, May 30 (BUS): IGA Swiatek’s 20-set winning streak is over. It doesn’t matter, because her winning streak in matches has now reached 32, according to the Associated Press.
Swiatek’s top seed excelled over an uncharacteristically problematic stretch and came back to defeat China’s 19-year-old Cheng Chenwen 6-7 (5) 6-0, 6-2 on Monday in the fourth round at Roland Garros.
Swiatek, the 2020 French Open champion, took a 3-0 5-2 lead in the first set, but couldn’t finish it, dropping five set points on aggregate.
In the tiebreak, Swiatek scored five consecutive points to lead 5-2 – 74th-ranked Zeng responded by taking the next five. This was the first group that Swiatek has given away since April 23.
Zheng’s movement wasn’t good at the start of the second set and she took medical time to stick her right upper leg during the 3-0 loss. Swiatek grabbed eight straight games to own the second set and is leading 2-0 in the third set and won’t let the lead slip away.
Swiatek has not lost a match since February, winning five consecutive titles. No woman has racked up more straight wins since Serena Williams finished 34 straight games in 2013.