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Alize Cornet snaps Iga Swiatek’s 37-match win streak

Jun 30, 2022; London, United Kingdom; Iga Swiatek (POL) returns a shot during her match against Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove (NED) on day four at All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club. Mandatory Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: Susan Mullane-USA TODAY Sports

France’s Alize Cornet snapped No. 1 seed Iga Swiatek’s 37-match win streak with a 6-4, 6-2 victory in the third round Saturday at Wimbledon.

It was the first loss since February for Swiatek. The World No. 1 from Poland committed 33 unforced errors and saved only one of six break points against the unseeded Cornet.

Swiatek’s streak matched the longest on the WTA Tour in 25 years, tying Martina Hingis’ run in 1997. Steffi Graf won 66 consecutive matches from 1989-90.

Cornet, playing in her 62nd consecutive Grand Slam dating back to 2007, advanced to the Round of 16 at the All England Club for the first time since 2014.

Cornet finished with just seven unforced errors and 16 winners. Her next opponent will be Ajla Tomljanovic of Australia, a 2-6, 6-4, 6-3 winner Saturday over No. 13 Barbora Krejcikova of the Czech Republic.

–Field Level Media