Iga Swiatek came into this year’s Wimbledon as a world no. 1 following her triumph at the French Open, but she didn’t repeat the same kind of success at this tournament. Her 37-match winning streak ended after she lost to the French player Alize Cornet in round three.
Swiatek came into the game as a clear favorite, but she couldn’t stand her ground to the 37th-ranked Cornet. She easily defeated her in two sets, 6-4 6-2, and is set to face Australia’s Ajla Tomljanovic in her next match.
Despite the fact it ended her long winning streak, the loss at Wimbledon wasn’t a huge shocker for Swiatek because she never felt as comfortable on the grass as the clay and hard surfaces.
“I tried many things to feel better on court, on grass court, but it didn’t really work out… I know I didn’t play good tennis. I was pretty confused about my tactics. As a solid player, she used that pretty well. For sure, it wasn’t a good performance for me,” said the 21-year-old Polish player after the match.
It also didn’t help Swiatek’s case that she didn’t play a grass tournament before heading to Wimbledon. She took a break to recover mentally and deal with a shoulder injury following her victory at Roland Garros.