Iga Swiatek: "To break Serena Williams' record was special"



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Iga Swiatek: "To break Serena Williams' record was special"

Iga Swiatek is the player with the longest streak of wins on the WTA Tour: there are 35 consecutive wins, overtaking Serena Williams, who stands at 34. Breaking the record for the player with the most Grand Slam titles in the history of women's tennis, and not only, in the Open Era is special for Iga Swiatek, who in an interview with WTA Insider, taken up by Sportskeeda, explains why.

She explained: "It may sound pretty weird, but to have that 35th win and do something more than Serena is something special. Because I've always wanted to have some sort of record. In tennis, it's pretty difficult after Serena's career.

Doing something better than Serena is the best thing you can achieve in tennis, basically, after what she has been doing for so many years."

All Iga's wins in the currnt season

Iga Swiatek, with the exception of the Australian Open, Achleigh Barty's last career title, has won all the other important tournaments of the season.

All the trophies of the WTA 1000 were lifted by the world number one, except the Mutua Madrid Open, a tournament which she did not participate in due to physical problems. After the victory at the Internazionali d’Italia, the last step of this first part of the season: the conquest of the Roland Garros, winning the Slam title on clay for the second time in her career.

Iga Swiatek talked about this second title in Paris: "I was always chasing that second Grand Slam because I always thought, OK, the first happened, but the second is confirmation that you really know what you're doing.

I have always had a great respect for Garbiñe, Simona, there are many players who have won two. I felt as if, by winning the Grand Slam twice, I was really confirming that I would be able to do so." So, not only the Roland Garros win, but also new records for the Polish.