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

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


Iga Swiatek, the crazy series continues. The world No. 1 on Wednesday at Roland-Garros had a 33rd straight victory in the 2022 season alone. after her quarterfinal demonstration against Jessica Pegula (6-3, 6-2). A staggering number that may be even more pronounced.

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

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This is the most interesting number. The winning streak has not been legion on the WTA circuit since the beginning of the 21st century. Here, Iga Swiatek ranks third behind the Williams sisters. She has just surpassed Justine Hénin, 32 wins between August 2007 and January 2008.

Venus holds the record with 35 wins in the 2000 season between Wimbledon and the Linz tournament, a five-month win. In 2013, Serena Williams scored 34 wins from Miami to the Wimbledon quarterfinals.

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

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

The Czechoslovakian American holds five of the top ten marks in WTA circuit history. Chris Evert and Steffi Graf share the rest. Swiatek will need another seven wins to make it into the Top 10.

Martina Navratilova in her first round match at Wimbledon 1984

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

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

In just one season, Guillermo Vilas holds the 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 held by Novak Djokovic, who has won 43 times between late 2010 and 2011. If not done by the ATP in its record chart, we can isolate his winning streak in the 2011 season alone. , with 41 January hits in the semifinals lost to Roger Federer at Roland Garros.

For information: Roger Federer is 5th in this ranking, with 41 hits between 2006 and 2007. In a single season, his record is 35 in the 2005 fiscal year.

Rafael Nadal’s best series dates back to 2008 with 32 hits. So Iga Swiatek broke her idol’s personal record, so to speak, on Tuesday.

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

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