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Iga Swiatek hails 'special' win as she extends extraordinary winning streak to 37

Iga Swiatek says her incredible winning streak is not on her mind as she adds another one to the list at Wimbledon.
Iga Swiatek extends winning streak at Wimbledon

Iga Swiatek described her win over Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove at Wimbledon as 'special' as she extended her record winning streak.

The world number one has now won 37 matches in a row, a run that includes six successive titles.

Ironically, lucky loser Kerkhove caused Swiatek more problems than most have during her streak, but she still had enough to come through it to win 6-4, 4-6, 6-3.

“Adding another match to this number is pretty special for me," Swiatek said.

"I think she used all the advantages that she could. I feel like she was using the wind better than me.

"She wasn't slowing down her hands, she played a really great match and it seems that she really understood how to play today.

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“I'm pretty happy that I could sometimes just fight back and be the last one to play that ball in. I'm pretty happy that I'm gonna have another chance to play here,

The streak that Iga Swiatek is on is a record for this century, with only Serena Williams (34) and Venus Williams (35) even getting close.

She, though, says that although she is obviously hoping to keep the streak going, she is not allowing it to play on her mind.

"When I'm out there I'm not really thinking about that. I'm just trying to play the best tennis possible on grass and the result is gonna come.

"I'm pretty happy that it's 37 and I'm gonna do my best to get even more."

Swiatek will face Alize Cornet on Saturday for a place in the fourth round at Wimbledon.

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