Iga Swiatek wins 37th consecutive game to qualify for Wimbledon

Iga Swiatek will face France’s Alize Cornet for a spot in the Wimbledon Round of 16.©AFP

Poland’s top seed Iga Swiatek won her 37th consecutive match to advance to the third round of Wimbledon on Thursday, beating lucky Dutch loser Lesley Pattinama Kerkhove 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. Swiatek, who has won her last six tournaments including the French Open, broke three times in the opening set as both players struggled to hold serve. A single break in the seventh game of the second set gave Pattinama Kerkhove the opening she needed to get back level.

Swiatek found his rhythm in the decider as the shadows lengthened on Court 1, sealing victory on his first match point.

She will face the French Alize Cornet for a place in the round of 16.

Halep advances to third round

Former Wimbledon champion Simona Halep beat Kirsten Flipkens 7-5, 6-4 on Thursday to advance to the third round at the All England Club.

Both players struggled to hold serve throughout their match on court two, with former world number one Halep breaking her Belgian opponent six times.

The Romanian, who won the title in 2019, slipped to 18th in the world rankings.

The loss marks the end of the singles career of the 36-year-old Flipkens.

The players kissed at the net and 2013 semi-finalist Flipkens kissed the pitch.

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Halep will face Poland’s Magdalena Frech in the Round of 16.

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