World No.1 Iga Swiatek revealed that many players reached out to congratulate her on her impressive winning streak, but also added that some were probably jealous of her amazing streak. Between late February and early July, Swiatek won 37 straight matches.
After winning six consecutive titles, Swiatek’s streak ended at Wimbledon, where she suffered an upset third-round loss to Alize Cornet. «Well, I know that during all these tournaments there were many players who congratulated me,» said Swiatek.
«I felt so much appreciated that I’m so consistent, that I’m putting in so much work. But honestly, I don’t know how they feel about it, what they feel about it. I got positive feedback even from Alize Cornet when she won and ended that streak.
I’m quite happy that they support me, but I’m sure some of them are a little jealous. Basically, we are all working to win, although we should focus on the process and stuff. It’s normal to want to win.
I’m happy they don’t show it so much that they envy it. I would also envy. I’m happy that I was the one who was winning for a while.»
Swiatek was somewhat relieved after her winning streak ended.
After suffering an upset loss at Wimbledon, Swiatek admitted he felt his winning streak might come to an end at The Championships.
Swiatek, who has shown he can win on hard and clay courts, did not play any grass-court tournaments before Wimbledon. Since Swiatek still doesn’t know how to dominate the grass, some thought that Wimbledon would definitely be the tournament he would ultimately lose.
That ultimately proved correct as Swiatek suffered a 6-4 6-2 loss to Cornet in the third round at Wimbledon. Now, Swiatek has moved into the last 16 of the US Open, where she plays Jule Niemeier.