Seven-time Grand Slam champion Venus Williams says Iga Swiatek joined a "good company" after becoming the fifth player since 2000 to record 25+ consecutive wins. Swiatek has been dominating the women's tennis for the past three months as she has won her last 28 matches.
In 2000, Williams won 35 consecutive matches. Also on the list with 25+ wins over the last 20 years are Serena Williams, Justine Henin and Victoria Azarenka. "Good company," Williams shared the post and captioned it.
Swiatek could match or beat Williams' record
Williams' record of 35 consecutive wins is the best since 2000. If Swiatek wins the French Open, she will match Williams' record of 35 consecutive wins.
Last week in Rome, Swiatek said "the sky is the limit" for her. Swiatek hasn't lost since February and she has been winning on dominant ways. After winning Rome, Swiatek was asked what she meant by her phrase "the sky is the limit."
"It just means that that before matches like that, there's no point of thinking, 'Oh, this streak is getting long. When am I going to lose?' Or I don't know, is it even possible to win so many matches?" Swiatek said on the WTA insider podcast.
"I just don't think about it. I honestly kind of believe that the sky's the limit and I can go even forward. That kind of attitude of just looking forward, not thinking what's already happened really helped me because I'm also saving energy by not doing that.
I'm pretty proud of myself." Swiatek has played two tournaments and nine matches this clay season. Swiatek kicked off her clay season in Stuttgart, where she beat Aryna Sabalenka in the final. In Rome, Swiatek claimed the title after defeating Ons Jabeur in the final. Swiatek has lost only one set on clay and she is the absolute favorite for the French Open title.