World No. 1 Iga Swiatek has topped Serena Williams' record of 27 consecutive wins as the Pole downed Ons Jabeur for her 28th consecutive win. Between the 2014 WTA Finals and 2015 WTA Madrid, Williams won 27 consecutive matches.
It was the fourth longest streak in tennis history. Now, Swiatek holds the fourth longest streak on the WTA Tour as on Sunday she dominated Jabeur in the Rome final 6-2 6-2 to win her 28th consecutive match. Swiatek's run started in late February, when she made it all the way in Doha.
Swiatek has now won five consecutive titles as besides Rome and Doha, she also won Indian Wells, Miami and Stuttgart.
Swiatek needs eight more wins to break Venus Williams' record
Venus Williams holds the record for the most consecutive wins as in 2000 Venus won 35 consecutive matches.
Serena Williams owns the second best record with the 33 consecutive wins she achieved in 2013. The third on the list is Justine Henin, who won 32 consecutive matches during the 2007 and 2008 seasons. Swiatek has been absolutely dominant over the past three months and beating her has become the toughest thing to do in the game.
In Rome, Swiatek said she feels the sky is the limit for her. "At these tournaments where we play day after day, we don't really get time to celebrate," Swiatek said. "Right after we finish the previous match, we have to think about the next one.
It's pretty tough. But I know that after I'm going to be really proud of myself. For sure I'm going to have time to think about what I did. "But, yeah, I mean, I'm just constantly surprising myself that I can do better and better.
I feel like I actually can believe now that the sky's the limit. That's the fun part, for sure." Swiatek is now the absolute favorite for the French Open title. If Swiatek wins the French Open, she would match Venus Williams' record of 35 consecutive wins.