Tennis Star Iga Swiatek Matches Serena Williams’s 27-Match Win Streak

    ROME (AP)—Not since Serena Williams seven years ago has another woman had such a hot streak in tennis.

    Top-ranked Iga Świątek routed Aryna Sabalenka 6–2, 6–1 on Saturday to extend her winning streak to 27 matches and reach the Italian Open final.

    Williams won the same number of consecutive matches over 2014 and 2015.

    “I’m just constantly surprising myself that I can do better and better,” Świątek said. “I feel like I actually can believe now that the sky’s the limit. That’s the fun part.”

    Aiming to defend her Rome title and win her fifth straight tournament, Świątek dominated the eighth-ranked Sabalenka with a mix of power, consistency and finesse.

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