Iga Swiatek continues to play in her own league a week before the French Open begins. The Tennis World Ranking Lister secured the title at the WTA tournament in Rome with its 28th victory in series. In the final, the Polish defeated the Tunisian Ons Jabeur, successful in Madrid a week ago, after 82 minutes with 6: 2, 6: 2. For Swiatek it was the fifth title in series.
The 20-year-old, who took over the top in the ranking after the resignation of the Australian Ashleigh Barty, has been on the tour for weeks.
After the triumphs in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami and Stuttgart, she treated herself a break in Madrid – and now triumphed in Rome without losing a set. For the second Grand Slam tournament of the year in Paris (from May 22nd), Swiatek is the great favorite, in Roland Garros she won her only major title to date in 2020.
It is still a long way for Swiatek to the best brand for women: In 1984 Martina Navratilova remained unbeaten in a row. In 1989 and 1990 Steffi Graf lined up 66 victories before it was stopped by Monica Seles in Berlin.
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