The longest win streaks of the 21st century

The longest win streaks of the 21st century

PARIS — Iga Swiatek is streaking. With another dominant performance Thursday at Roland Garros, she has won 30 consecutive matches. How does this stack up against the longest streaks this century? Here’s a look: Photo by Getty Images/Clive Brunskill/ALLSPORT Venus Williams: 35 consecutive matches, 2000 During Venus Williams’ remarkable 2000 season, she ran off 35 … Read more

Wildcard Jeanjean routs Pliskova in French Open upset; Badosa, Pegula survive three-setters

Wildcard Jeanjean routs Pliskova in French Open upset;  Badosa, Pegula survive three-setters

No.227-ranked wildcard Leolia Jeanjean thrilled her home crowd with a 6-2, 6-2 upset of No.8 seed Karolina Pliskova in 75 minutes to move into the Roland Garros third round. Jeanjean, 26, had neither contested a tour-level main draw nor played a Top 50 player before this week. But she took out No.45-ranked Nuria Parrizas Diaz … Read more

Wildcard Jeanjean routs Pliskova in French Open upset; Badosa, Pegula survive three-setters

Wildcard Jeanjean routs Pliskova in French Open upset;  Badosa, Pegula survive three-setters

No.227-ranked wildcard Leolia Jeanjean thrilled her home crowd with a 6-2, 6-2 upset of No.8 seed Karolina Pliskova in 75 minutes to move into the Roland Garros third round. Jeanjean, 26, had neither contested a tour-level main draw nor played a Top 50 player before this week. But she took out No.45-ranked Nuria Parrizas Diaz … Read more

Muchova tops Sakkari in French Open second round

Muchova tops Sakkari in French Open second round

Karolina Muchova’s comeback is gaining steam at the French Open. The former Top 20 Czech knocked out 2021 semifinalist and No.4 seed Maria Sakkari of Greece in Wednesday’s second round, 7-6(5), 7-6(4). Sakkari is the fifth Top 10 seed to be sent home from Paris in the tournament’s first three days. Former World No.19 Muchova … Read more

Muchova topples Sakkari in French Open second round

Muchova topples Sakkari in French Open second round

Karolina Muchova’s comeback is gaining steam at the French Open. The former Top 20 Czech knocked out 2021 semifinalist and No.4 seed Maria Sakkari of Greece in Wednesday’s second round, 7-6(5), 7-6(4). Sakkari is the fifth Top 10 seed to be sent home from Paris in the tournament’s first three days. Former World No.19 Muchova … Read more

Raducanu leads pack of teenagers

Raducanu leads pack of teenagers

When 17-year-old qualifier Linda Noskova took the first set from No.12 seed Emma Raducanu in their first-round match, statisticians were sent scurrying to the record book. The last time a qualifier upset a player seeded that high in a major? You have to go all the way back to, well, eight months ago, when Raducanu … Read more

Pliskova survives Andrianjafitrimo scare at French Open; Ostapenko, Collins advance

Pliskova survives Andrianjafitrimo scare at French Open;  Ostapenko, Collins advance

No.8 seed Karolina Pliskova had to come from a set down to beat surging wildcard Tessah Andrianjafitrimo 2-6, 6-3, 6-1 in 2 hours and 3 minutes to reach the second round of Roland Garros. Advancing more straightforwardly were former champion Jelena Ostapenko, who defeated Lucia Bronzetti 6-1, 6-4 in 67 minutes; and Australian Open finalist … Read more

Halep rediscovering fire, Ostapenko in action

Halep rediscovering fire, Ostapenko in action

In the midst of the worst year of her life in professional tennis, after falling outside the Top 10 for the first time in more than seven years, Simona Halep went through some drastic changes. She got married, turned 30 and, earlier this year, started working with Patrick Mouratoglou, Serena Williams’ former coach. “I felt … Read more