Wimbledon 2022 Day 6: Cornet ends Swiatek’s streak – Roland-Garros
The world No. 37 added at a press conference: “I am very happy. I guess I haven’t covered everything yet.
“I think I’m just in the moment right now. It is a great pride for me to win this match against Iga. I mean, what she’s done this year is out of this world, and I can’t believe I’m the one who actually broke the streak. This is amazing. I am very happy to be in the second week again for the second time.
Cornet’s reward is a round of 16 clash with Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic.
‘I was confused’
Swiatek had struggled in her second round against lucky Dutch loser Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove and looked in a bad mood early on against Cornet on Saturday.
The 21-year-old Pole committed 33 unforced errors and was limited to a 30% success rate on points after her second serve.
“I know I haven’t played good tennis. I was quite confused about my tactics. As a solid player, she used that pretty well. It definitely wasn’t a good performance for me,” said Swiatek, whose 37-game winning streak is the longest unbeaten streak on the women’s tour since 1990.
“But I look forward to the next experiments.”
Swiatek has won her last six tournaments in a row – including Roland Garros – but has repeatedly said she doesn’t feel completely comfortable on grass – a surface she says will take time to figure out.
“I tried a lot of things to feel better on the court, on the grass, but it didn’t really work. That’s why I’m not even being hard on myself because, like, it’s kind of logical that if I couldn’t find him even on practices, I wouldn’t find him on a game,” said she revealed.