Roland-Garros - 33 wins in a row for Swiatek: better than Nadal, worse than Federer, Djokovic and Serena Williams

Roland-Garros – 33 wins in a row for Swiatek: better than Nadal, worse than Federer, Djokovic and Serena Williams

Iga Swiatek, the crazy streak continues. The world No. 1 chained Wednesday at Roland-Garros a 33rd victory in a row, in the 2022 season alone, after her demonstration in the quarter-finals against Jessica Pegula (6-3, 6-2). A staggering figure that will perhaps increase further.

Here are some statistical benchmarks to know where this series is located in the history of tennis, that of women’s tennis and in its modern history.

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This is the most interesting number. Winning streaks have not been legion on the WTA Tour since the turn of the 21st century. Here, Iga Swiatek is positioned in third position behind the Williams sisters. She has just overtaken Justine Hénin, 32 wins in a row between August 2007 and January 2008.

Venus holds the record with 35 victories obtained during the 2000 season between Wimbledon and the Linz tournament, ie five months of unbeaten streak. In 2013, Serena Williams had 34 wins in a row, from Miami to the quarter-finals of Wimbledon.

On the WTA circuit (since 1973): Navratilova remains untouchable

Iga Swiatek is quite far. The “all time” record is held by Martina Navratilova with 74 wins in a row during the 1984 season. This is the absolute record in the history of tennis.

The American, of Czechoslovakian origin, holds five of the ten best marks in the history of the WTA circuit. Chris Evert and Steffi Graf share the rest. To enter this Top 10, Swiatek will need seven more victories.

Martina Navratilova during her 1st round match at Wimbledon 1984

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On the men’s circuit (Open era): not so far from Vilas

We can make a slight detour to the men’s circuit since 1969 and the start of the Open Era, for a simple numerical comparison. Here, Swiatek is a little closer to the records.

In a single season, Guillermo Vilas holds this record with 46 straight wins in the 1977 season.

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On the ATP circuit (founded in 1990) and the “Big Three”: better than his idol Rafa

The total record is in the possession of Novak Djokovic, victorious 43 times between the end of 2010 and 2011. If it is not made by the ATP in its table of records, we can isolate his winning streak in the 2011 season alone , with 41 wins from January to the semi-final loss to Roger Federer at Roland-Garros.

For information: Roger Federer is 5th in this ranking, with 41 successes on horseback between 2006 and 2007. In a single season, his record was 35 during the 2005 exercise.

Rafael Nadal’s best streak dates back to 2008 with 32 wins. Iga Swiatek therefore exceeded this Tuesday, so to speak, the personal best of his idol.

Great moment for Iga Swiatek, who trained with his idol Rafael Nadal.

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