World primary Iga Swiatek racked up her thirty first straight win to succeed in the French Open final 16 on Saturday, partly crediting her victory over Danka Kovinic to a hasty wardrobe rethink.
Swiatek, the 2020 champion in Paris, dropped serve 3 times in opposition to her Ninety fifth-ranked Montenegrin opponent earlier than sealing a 6-3, 7-5 victory.
Kovinic recovered from 1-4 down within the second set to guide 5-4 however Swiatek steadied the ship with a maintain and a break earlier than serving out for victory.
The 20-year-old Pole admitted that slipping a long-sleeved white shirt over her enjoying jersey wasn’t only a response to the chilly temperature on Court Philippe Chatrier.
“These are superstitions, so I don’t really believe in that. But I have seen sometimes when people were changing their outfits in between sets and they suddenly came back. I don’t know if that has something to do with the level of the game,” stated Swiatek.
“I do know that in Guadalajara, Aryna (Sabalenka) modified outfits when she was enjoying in opposition to me, and he or she received the following set. So I did not know if the outfit received for Aryna however she was nonetheless enjoying good tennis. Some gamers are doing that.”
Her successful streak is the perfect on tour since Serena Williams’s run of 34 profitable wins in 2013.
However, that stretch shall be examined on Monday by teenager Zheng Qinwen who has marked her debut look in Paris by turning into solely the fourth Chinese participant to succeed in the fourth spherical.
“I have heard some other players talking about her. I’m sure that she’s in the right place for her to be, because she’s playing really well,” stated Swiatek.
“Even when she lost some matches, people were saying that she has a talent.”