Iga Swiatek edged previous Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove to make the third spherical at Wimbledon and lengthen her win streak to 37 matches.
The Pole was made to combat in opposition to her Dutch opponent, a ‘fortunate loser’ on the All England Membership after Danka Kovinic withdrew, however prevailed 6-4, 4-6, 6-3 in simply over two hours.
Swiatek, now comfy because the world No 1, is having fun with the longest WTA win streak within the twenty first Century, with as we speak’s Court docket One win pushing her past Monica Seles (1990) and drawing degree with Martina Hingis (1997).
However her life was made troublesome to carry up No 37, with the world No 138 persevering with to capitalise on her reprieve following her win over wildcard Sonay Kartel within the first spherical with an aggressive sport testing the sport’s most dominant participant from the primary ball.
Swiatek capitalised on some heavy serves within the third set to lastly break Pattinama Kerkhove’s resistance and guide a third-round assembly with Alize Cornet.
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