May 18, 2024, 1:50 PM ET

The race of Iga Swiatek (WTA ranking 1st) It is a constant assimilation that the world of tennis is in the presence of a player who has rarely been seen in the sport. Her ease in difficult moments, tennis level and young age make it seem that her leadership will be eternal.

The Pole established herself in Rome and is one victory away from equaling Serena Willams in consecutive wins at the Foro Italico. getty

With his consecration before Aryna Sabalenka (2nd) at the WTA 1000 in Rome by 6-2 and 6-3not only gave her her tenth title in this type of competition, but also with the previous coronation in Madrid against the Belarusian herself, The Pole became the third tennis player in history to win both competitions in the same season. Until now they had only achieved Dinara Safina in 2009 and Serena Williams in

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As if that were not enough, his reign in Italian lands has been growing in enormous steps: Champion in 2021, 2022 and 2024, which adds up to a total of 19 games won in a row in this competitionnot counting her withdrawal after being forced to take a walk-over in the 2023 quarterfinals against Elena Rybakina when it was 2-2 in the final set.

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This way, is just one consecutive win away from equaling Serena Williams’ own mark with 20 and thus remaining five of what was done by the Spanish Conchita Martínez, who reached 24 celebrations in a row in the Italian capital.

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