Alizé Cornet stuns Iga Swiatek at Wimbledon to end 37-game win streak


  • World No 1’s 37-match winning streak comes to an end
  • Unseeded French player wins 6-4, 6-2 on Court No 1

All good things come to an end eventually. Iga Swiatek knew it, and when she saw the name of Alizé Cornet alongside her in the third round here, the Pole probably knew her time was up. After 37 straight wins and six straight titles, including a second French Open title, the world No 1 experienced defeat, beaten 6-4, 6-2 by Cornet.

Eight years after she beat Serena Williams, who was also then the world No 1, on the same No 1 Court, Cornet outplayed and out-thought Swiatek, something no one else had managed to do since Dubai. Tenacious, aggressive and daring, she was too good for Swiatek in every department and reached the fourth round of Wimbledon for the second time in her career, at the grand old age of 32.

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Written by Simon Cambers at Wimbledon
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