World No. 1 Iga Swiatek acknowledged her stunning winning streak will come to an end one day but for now she is focused on doing as best as she can at the French Open. Swiatek made a convincing start to her French Open campaign as she saw off Lesia Tsurenko 6-2 6-0.
Swiatek has now won her last 29 matches and she is targeting to win her sixth consecutive title at the French Open. "I just want to keep going," Swiatek said on court, per the WTA website. "I'm aware that someday my streak may stop.
Basically, I'm just working every day to be focused on my tennis, not on stats or numbers. Just playing tennis and focusing on my game and being in a bubble. That's going to help me be consistent. That's what I've been doing the past weeks and I'm going to continue doing that here."
Swiatek dominated Tsurenko
Swiatek made a fast start to the match as she claimed the first break of the match in the second game and led 3-0 after the opening three games of the opener. Tsurenko served out the fourth game to reduce the deficit to 3-1 but Swiatek earned her second break of the match in the sixth game to open a 5-1 lead.
Swiatek failed to serve out for the first set in the seventh game but broke Tsurenko in the eighth game to still pretty easily win the opener. After winning the first set, Swiatek absolutely dominated the second set as she broke Tsurenko three times and faced no break points to complete a straight-set win.
Swiatek has been absolutely brilliant over the last three months and she usually drops just a few games en route to collectings wins. On Monday, Swiatek showed that she is on a mission at Roland Garros and that she is determined to capture her second Grand Slam title.
Swiatek is the dominant favorite to win the French Open and it would be a big surprise if she somehow doesn't win the title.