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Tennis in Rome: Iga Swiatek wins the title with 28 wins in a row, Novak Djokovic with 1001 career wins

2022-05-15T17:49:44.111Z

Fifth title in a row, 28th win in a row: Iga Świątek continues to play in her own league. A week before the start of the French Open, Novak Djoković also wins his first title - with career win number 1001.



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"I'll celebrate with a lot of tiramisu": Iga Świątek

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Iga Świątek won the next tournament a week before the start of the French Open.

The tennis world number one secured the title at the WTA tournament in Rome with her 28th win in a row.

In the final, the Pole defeated the Tunisian Ons Jabeur after 82 minutes 6:2, 6:2.

For Świątek it was the fifth title in a row.

"I'll celebrate with a lot of tiramisu," said Świątek on the pitch, adding: "See you at the French Open." Świątek is the big favorite for the Grand Slam tournament in Paris, and she has it in Roland Garros Won her only major title so far in 2020.

The 20-year-old, who took over the top spot after Australian Ashleigh Barty retired, has been the dominant player on the tour for weeks.

After triumphs in Doha, Indian Wells, Miami and Stuttgart, she took a break in Madrid – and now triumphed in Rome without losing a set.

Świątek's 28 straight wins mark the women's longest winning streak since 2008 and Justine Henin.

However, Świątek still has a long way to go before she reaches the women's record: in 1984, Martina Navratilova went unbeaten for 74 matches in a row.

In 1989 and 1990, Steffi Graf racked up 66 victories before she was stopped by Monica Seles in the final in Berlin.

The men's victory went to Novak Djoković, who won his first tournament this year.

One day after his 1000th victory on the ATP tour in the Rome semifinals against the Norwegian Casper Ruud, the world number one prevailed in the final against Zverev conqueror Stefanos Tsitsipas from Greece 6: 0, 7: 6 (7: 5). .

Djoković also ended the Masters 1000 tournament in Italy without losing a set.

In his second final this year, Djoković was already 4-1 down in the second set after a perfect first round, but after catching up he saved himself in the tie-break and made everything clear after 1:38 hours of play.

"It was a perfect week for me," said the 34-year-old, who is getting closer and closer to his best form in time for the French Open.

The second Grand Slam tournament of the year begins on May 22nd.

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Source: spiegel

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