French Open: Iga Swiatek runs win streak to 30 matches, longest in 9 years

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Iga Swiatek earned her 30th consecutive match win, sweeping American Alison Riske 6-0, 6-2 to reach the French Open third round.

Top-ranked Swiatek of Poland is on the WTA’s longest win streak in nine years, having won her last five tournaments. If she wins her next five matches for a second Roland Garros title, she will have the longest women’s win streak since Venus Williams also won 35 in a row in 2000.

“I’m pretty sure that I am going to lose at some point,” Swiatek said, smiling, after her first-round win. “I also want to be ready for that and be aware that there are many players out there who can play great tennis and who are really dangerous.”

Swiatek gets Danka Kovinic of Montenegro in the third round.

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Elsewhere, No. 8 Karolina Pliskova became the sixth top-10 women’s seed to fall in the first two rounds. Leolia Jeanjean, the 227th-ranked French wild card, took out the Wimbledon finalist 6-2, 6-2.

Swiatek’s two biggest threats — No. 3 Paula Badosa and 2018 French Open champion Simona Halep — are still in the draw, and in her half.

No. 7 Aryna Sabalenka and No. 9 Danielle Collins are the other top-10 seeds remaining in the top half.

Americans Coco Gauff and Amanda Anisimova are among the leading contenders to make the final from the bottom half, where the top remaining seed is No. 14 Belinda Bencic.

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