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5 milestones Iga Swiatek achieved with her Stuttgart 2022 victory

Iga Swiatek raises both arms as she beats Aryna Sabalenka in Stuttgart to go 4-0 in finals this season
Iga Swiatek raises both arms as she beats Aryna Sabalenka in Stuttgart to go 4-0 in finals this season
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Kristina Villanueva

Iga Swiatek is in red-hot form. The World No. 1 continued her dominant streak in Stuttgart, overwhelming Aryna Sabalenka 6-2, 6-2 in the final to win her fourth straight title and 23rd consecutive match this season.

Along with it came other personal milestones for Swiatek, whose rapid development has taken the tennis world by storm.

#1 Iga Swiatek ranks joint 9th in longest winning streaks since 2000

Swiatek barged onto the list for the longest winning streak since 2000 in joint ninth spot. She is tied with former World No. 1 Naomi Osaka. The Japanese achieved her streak during the 2020 and 2021 seasons, winning 23 matches on the trot between the Cincinnati Open and the Miami Open, including two Grand Slams.

Iga Swiatek poses with her fourth trophy this season in Stuttgart
Iga Swiatek poses with her fourth trophy this season in Stuttgart

Venus Williams leads the list with 35 straight wins in 2000 followed by sister Serena Williams with 34 in 2013.

The Williams sisters featured on the list a combined three more times, with Serena taking the fourth spot with 27 straight wins in 2015 and 25 in 2014. Venus Williams won 24 consecutive matches in 2002 for joint seventh spot.

World No.1 Iga Swiatek wins Stuttgart to capture her 4th straight title and 7th career title. The run extends her winning streak to 23 matches, tying Naomi Osaka’s streak from 2020-21.The 20yo joins this list of longest win streaks since 2000: https://t.co/HQl1Vcw37B

Former World No. 1 Justine Henin features twice on the list. The Belgian occupies third spot with 32 consecutive match wins in 2008 and shared the seventh spot with Venus Williams with 24 straight wins in 2005. Victoria Azarenka is fifth with 26 consecutive wins in 2012.

Swiatek began her streak two months ago when she defeated Viktorija Golubic in Doha. She eventually won the tournament for her first title of the season and strung up three more crowns from there, including a rare Sunshine Double.

#2 Iga Swiatek is the first player to collect 30 match wins this season

Iga Swiatek throws her racket up in the air in delight after beating Aryna Sabalenka in the Stuttgart final
Iga Swiatek throws her racket up in the air in delight after beating Aryna Sabalenka in the Stuttgart final

Swiatek has the most number of victories this season (30). She also holds a 30-3 win-loss record for the year.

Her losses include a three-set defeat against Jelena Ostapenko in Dubai in February and a straight-sets thrashing by Danielle Collins in the semifinals of the Australian Open. Former World No. 1 Ashleigh Barty brushed Swiatek aside 6-2, 6-4 in the semifinals in Adelaide in January.

With her title run in Stuttgart, Iga Swiatek has now won 30 WTA matches in 2022. She won 36 in all of 2021.Having come into 2022 with 3 career titles, Swiatek has won 4 in the last 9 weeks. #PorscheTennis https://t.co/F1QllFq8fB

Just four months into the season, Swiatek is only three wins away from matching her win tally from last year.

#3 Iga Swiatek improves her finals record to 7-1

Swiatek has won four titles this season -- Doha, Indian Wells, Miami and Stuttgart -- in a span of nine weeks. She won two titles last year in Adelaide and Rome and won her maiden Grand Slam at Roland Garros in 2020.

Her lone defeat in a tournament final came at the hands of Polona Hercog in Lugano three years ago. Swiatek, then in her first final on the WTA tour and in just her third main-draw appearance, succumbed to a 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 loss to the Slovenian.

Iga Swiatek delivers her championship speech in Stuttgart
Iga Swiatek delivers her championship speech in Stuttgart

Prior to the loss against Hercog, Swiatek had a perfect record in finals on the ITF tour, winning all seven title clashes she contested.

#4 Iga Swiatek wins seventh final in straight sets

Iga Swiatek moves to 7-1 in finals, having won her last 7 in straight sets:2020 Roland Garros: 64 612021 Adelaide: 62 622021 Rome: 60 602022 Doha: 62 602022 Indian Wells: 64 612022 Miami: 64 602022 Stuttgart: 62 62#PorscheTennis https://t.co/4SSOGRua3P

Swiatek swept aside Aryna Sabalenka 6-2, 6-2 in the final in Stuttgart to sustain her fine record in championship matches.

Swiatek beat Sofia Kenin 6-4, 6-1 at Roland Garros in 2020; dealt Belinda Bencic a 6-2, 6-2 loss in Adelaide in 2021; handed Karolina Pliskova a double bagel in Rome in 2021; delivered another bagel against Anett Kontaveit in Doha last February; limited Maria Sakkari to just a game in the second set in her 6-4, 6-1 victory at Indian Wells in March and blanked Osaka in the second set of her 6-4, 6-0 win over the former World No. 1 in Miami in April.

#5 5 straight wins over top-10 opponents this year

Iga Swiatek is now 5-1 vs. Top 10 opponents in 2022, with wins over Maria Sakkari (2x), Anett Kontaveit, and Aryna Sabalenka (2x). Her sole loss came to Ashleigh Barty in the Adelaide semifinals. https://t.co/qvHpwQuF85

Swiatek beat World No. 4 Sabalenka for the second time this season to improve her win-loss record against top-10 players this year to 5-1.

She also bested Sabalenka, then No. 2, in the quarterfinals in Doha last February.

Aside from Sabalenka, Swiatek also prevailed twice against Sakkari (then No. 6, in the Doha semifinal and in the Indian Wells final in March) and once over Kontaveit (then No. 7, in the Doha final).

Her only loss came against then No. 1 and now retired Ashleigh Barty in Adelaide in January.


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Edited by Nihal Taraporvala
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