Iga Swiatek, how far is she going?
The Pole won Saturday's Roland-Garros final against Cori Gauff (6-3-6-1), extending her streak on the WTA Tour at 35 consecutive wins. This is equal to Venus Williams' longest winning streak in the century, which was between Wimbledon and Linz.
She still has a long way to go if her goal is to catch up to Martina Navratilova who holds the record for the longest winning streaks in the WTA's history, which began in 1973. Her string of 74 consecutive victories spanned the 1983 season. 1984.
After Ashleigh Barty's coronation at the Australian Open, the WTA circuit was in search of a new boss. Swiatek has proven that she is not the world number one by default since then.
The Warsaw native lost to Latvian Jelena Osapenko on February 16, in round 16 of Dubai tournament. (4-6 6-1 7-6 [7/4]). She began her unbeaten streak in Doha on February 22 against Viktorija Gorlubic, from Switzerland (6-2, 3-6, 6-2).
Swiatek won the sixth consecutive final at Porte d'Auteuil, a victory that came after Doha and Indian Wells, Miami, Stuttgart, Rome, and Stuttgart. Only Serena Williams was able to do the same in 2013, after having played for half of the season.
She was joined by Steffi Graf, Monica Seles, Steffi Graf, and Justine Henin, who are all part of a very small group of players that have won their first Paris Grand Slam finals.
At that time, only Seles Graf, Chris Evert and Graf were younger than her...
Iga Swiatek, who is 21 years old and celebrated May 31st, has not stopped panicking at the counters.