Swiatek captures second “La Coupe des Mousquetaires”Tim Strawn
Whether it’s the streak, her second Grand Slam title, or the top ranking, the only true measure of Iga Swiatek’s accomplishments is history itself.
By Greg Garber
Back in March, Iga Swiatek was working on what in retrospect feels like a quaint little winning streak of 11 matches. It was around that time when she was lying in bed and someone knocked on the door of her Miami apartment. A team member told her Ashleigh Barty, the World No.1 for 114 weeks, had just announced her retirement from tennis.
“You already know that I like to cry,” Swiatek told reporters the next day, “so I was crying for a long time. I mean, there was lot of confusion in me, for sure.”
That was 74 days ago. In the interim, she has grown into that No.1 ranking in a spectacular, seamless way that few could have foreseen.
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