World No. 1 Iga Swiatek doubts that thinking too much about about her winning streak would do her any good and that's why she is trying just to play her game and see where it will bring her. In Rome, Swiatek won five more matches and extended her stunning streak fo 28 consecutive wins.
After beating Aryna Sabalenka in the Rome semifinal, Swiatek said "the sky is the limit." On Sunday, Swiatek dominated Ons Jabeur 6-2 6-2 to win back-to-back Rome titles. During her appearance on the WTA insider podcast, Swiatek was asked what she meant by "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 sets her eyes on the French Open
Swiatek is now the top favorite to win the French Open and lift her second Grand Slam title. Swiatek has been absolutely dominant over the past three months and she is the clear favorite to win it all at Roland Garros.
In 2000, Venus Williams won 35 consecutive matches. In order to win a Grand Slam, a player has to win seven matches, barring no retirement or walkovers. If Swiatek wins the French Open, she will match Williams' record of 35 consecutive wins. Swiatek has played two tournaments this clay season and she dropped only one set in nine matches played on clay.